Auditions will be virtual, with all candidates submitting their application materials through an online portal – Accepptd – accessible through the button below. Specific audition requirements vary by instrument, but all applicants must provide a résumé and video clips of various requested performances. This entails one solo piece of choice (applicants for violin must perform either an exposition of a Mozart concerto or a movement from a standard Romantic concerto) and three to five mandated excerpts. All Chinese citizens (including those of Hong Kong and Macau and regardless of whether or not they live abroad) who will be between the ages of 14 and 21 until August 10, 2019 will be eligible to apply. The application portal will open on January 16, 2019 and close on March 11, 2019. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to apply early. All applicants will receive written feedback from our judges – professional musicians with credentials from America’s top music conservatories – regardless of whether they are eventually selected as a member of the ensemble.
Please click on your desired instrument to download sheet music for the requested excerpts.