The musicians applying for the symphonic session should preferably be students in a higher music institute of a Mediterranean country in 2018-2019.
Age of the applicants — 18 to 26 years old (in July 2019)
Musicians from the following countries can apply — Albania, Algeria, Bosnia, Cyprus, Croatia, Egypt, Spain, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malta, Morocco, Monaco, Montenegro, Palestine, Portugal, Slovenia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey.
Instruments for the 2019 training session — Violins, violas, cellos, double basses, flutes (piccolo, alto flute), oboes (English horn), clarinets (E-flat clarinet and bass clarinet), bassoons (contrabassoons), French horns, trumpets, trombones (bass trombone), tubas, percussions, harps.
Musical level required
♦ High instrumental level.
♦ Career-oriented higher studies in music.
♦ A first orchestra experience is required.
♦ During the summer session, the training will happen in English.
During her / his audition, the musician has to play:
♦ the compulsory orchestral extracts (to play without any musical accompaniment - no piano, etc.) → Download the parts here:
Violin | Viola | Cello | Double Bass | Flute | Piccolo | Oboe (English horn) | Clarinet (bass clarinet) | Bassoon (contra bassoon) | Horn | Trumpet | Trombone | Bass trombone | Tuba | Percussions | Harp
♦ a piece of her / his own choosing (no accompaniment - no piano, etc.)
Candidates are required to demonstrate proficiency in their instrument and in orchestra music. The jury may ask to play all or part of these orchestra extracts.
The audition of each musician will last maximum 15 minutes, including a short interview in English or French (depending on the language’s choice of the musician).
AUDITION'S SCHEDULE (under construction)
♦ 23 November 2018 | 2:00 pm — National Conservatory of Music and Choreographic Art of Rabat (CNMAC) • MOROCCO ⇒ Applications directly with the Institute
♦ 24 November 2018 | 3:30 pm — Visa for Music
♦ 17 & 18 December 2018 — Lisbon Higher School of Music • PORTUGAL ⇒ Applications until 12 December
♦ 14 & 15 January 2019 — Darius Milhaud Conservatoire of Aix-en-Provence • FRANCE
♦ 16 January 2019 — Conservatoire of Grand Avignon • FRANCE
♦ 17 January 2019 — Pierre Barbizet Conservatoire of Marseille • FRANCE
♦ 18 January 2019 — Pierre Cochereau Conservatoire of Nice • FRANCE
♦ 24 January 2019 — National Higher Institute of Music in Algiers (INSM) • ALGERIA ⇒ Applications directly with the Institute
♦ 29 January 2019 — Zagreb Academy of Music • CROATIA ⇒ Applications directly with the Academy
♦ 30 January 2019 — Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana • SLOVENIA ⇒ Applications directly with the Academy
♦ 31 January 2019 — University of Arts of Tirana - Art Academy • ALBANIA ⇒ Applications directly with the Academy
♦ 4 February 2019 — ARC Research and Consultancy • MALTA ⇒ Applications directly with the institution
♦ 5 & 6 February 2019 — Giuseppe Verdi Milan Conservatoire • ITALY
♦ 27 February 2019 — Cairo Academy of Arts • EGYPT
University of Macedonia - Department of Music science & Art • GREECE ⇒ Applications directly with the institutions
♦ 28 February 2019 — Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of music / Ghassan Yammine Arts School in Beirut • LEBANON
National Conservatory of Athens • GREECE ⇒ Applications directly with the institutions
♦ 11 March 2019 — Prince Rainier III Academy • MONACO
The MYO covers all the tuition, accommodation, meals and travels fees of the participants of the 2019 symphonic session in France and on tour.
However, the MYO will not cover the costs of the applicants related to auditions.
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