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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Applicants, whether singers or pianists, must be at least 18 years old as of May 1, 2017. Please note that pianist/singer teams are highly preferred, but not required.
  2. Complete an online application which to include the following materials:
    • Repertoire list for Audition
    • Links to two (2) audio and/or video recordings of art songs
    • Proposed Repertoire list for Source 2017 Master Classes
    • Biographical paragraph on each artist (125-150 words)
    • Headshot (hi-res) for each artist
    • Two letters of reference from teachers or prominent artists (one for each, or two for the team)
    • A representative list of repertoire from the past two years (with and without current partner)
    • A non-refundable application fee of $90.00 per team or $50.00 for an individual. Please note: application fees cover costs of the 3rd party artists who review application materials. No application will be processed without this fee.

*EXTENDED* The deadline for receipt of all application materials is APRIL 1, 2017.

Applications can be submitted electronically on the individual or team application pages.

AUDITION REPERTOIRE SELECTIONS

Two (2) audio and/or video recordings of art songs.

These should be chosen from the standard French, German, Russian, English or Spanish art song repertoire, with one selection being by an American born after 1920 (NO Italian and NO arias).  If chosen to participate in the Festival, the songs chosen for the audition do not necessarily have to be the songs the team would like to work on in the Master Classes.

PROGRAM FEES

Duo tuition: $1,100
Individual tuition: $575

Program fee goes towards performer fees, venue rentals, workshops, and administrative costs. First deposit will be due May 1, 2017 (50% of tuition) with repertoire choices. Remaining balance due by June 1, 2017.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Source Song Festival is not able to provide housing or meals for participants, but is willing and able to help participants find local accommodations for reasonable rates.

FESTIVAL REPERTOIRE SELECTION

Source Participants – Each singer-pianist team selected to participate in the Festival will be asked to have seven songs, two of which are by Schubert or R. Schumann, prepared to work on during the week, plus music of a local composer to be selected from a catalogue upon acceptance. Applicants should keep in mind the masterclass teachers in choosing their repertoire.

All teams will perform on all the recitals.  Repertoire to be performed in the final recital will be chosen from songs worked on in the Master Classes.

Please note that Source Participants will be notified by April 7, 2017. If chosen, the participants will then need to have repertoire set for the festival by May 1, 2017. Repertoire will be discussed between the teams and the Artistic Directors of the Festival. By June 20, 2017, copies of Festival repertoire in PDF form to apply@sourcesongfestival.org along with song texts in their original language with a line-by-line translation.

Questions?  info@sourcesongfestival.org