Lyra Music Workshop
July 2 - 22, 2017
Smith College | Northampton, MA
Forms, Tuition, Requirements & Deadlines
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Thank you for your interest. Cello and Piano placements have filled. Please join us next year!
We have 2-3 openings for Violin and Viola. Please apply below:
1. Online Application Form
2. Application fee of $85 (non-refundable)
3. Live Audition OR Video Recording Submission (submit via application form)
4. Preformed Ensembles Form (Only for students applying as a preformed chamber group. One form per group.)
Enrollment is limited and filled by rolling audition -- Early application is strongly encouraged! Late applications will be accepted until all available spots are filled. Application materials submitted after the March 31st deadline will incur an $85 late fee.
Lyra Music Workshop Live Audition Dates:
You will have the option to sign-up for a live audition slot when you complete the online application. If you cannot attend a live audition, you will have the option to submit your audition by video on the application form.
New York City: January 22, 2017, 11:00AM-2:00PM
School For Strings, 419 W. 54th Street, NYC
Fairfield, CT: February, 4, 2017, 11:30AM-1:30PM
Tomlinson Middle School, 200 Unquowa Rd.
Northampton, MA: February 12, 2017, 2:00PM-4:00PM
St. John's Episcopal Church, Smith College, 48 Elm Street
Workshop Tuition: $2,280
Room with meal plan: $1,800 (All residential students must be on the meal plan)
Meal plan for Non-Residential Students: $725 (lunch and dinner only)
Sibling Discount: Receive $75 off each tuition for families that have two or more students enrolled in the program. Students must apply by March 1, 2017 in order to take advantage of this discount.
Tuition may be paid in full upon program acceptance, or incrementally as per the schedule below. An $85 fee applies to all late payments. Tuition payments can be made by check or credit card. Please note that a service charge will be applied to all credit card payments.
1st Payment: Seven days after acceptance notice: $1000 Non-refundable registration deposit.
2nd Payment: May 1, 2017: $1280.
3rd Payment: June 1, 2017: Remaining Balance.
The Lyra Young Artist Program is extremely selective. Applicants must demonstrate a high level of proficiency on their instrument and be able to learn advanced repertoire quickly. Although prior chamber music experience is not required, preference will be given to students who have previously worked in ensembles. Individuals or preformed groups are welcome to apply. You may apply on more than one instrument or with more than one group, however, a separate application and fee are required for each instrument or group for which you would like to apply. Please note: students will only be accepted into the program for one instrument. If you are not selected for the Lyra Young Artist Program, your application will automatically be considered for the Lyra Core Curriculum Program.
All Lyra Young Artist Program applicants must audition live OR submit two unedited solo video recordings (preformed ensemble applicants must also audition live or by video with solo pieces in addition to their ensemble video submission). Applicants should include two contrasting pieces from different eras. For string players, preferably at least one movement from a concerto. Accompaniment for string players is requested, but not required. Preformed ensembles should additionally submit two contrasting movements from within the ensemble's repertoire, to be included with the Preformed Ensembles Form. Video recordings should be submitted with links to YouTube or Vimeo on your online application. Please ensure that your video's privacy settings will allow us to view it. Please label your video's title and description with the student’s name, instrument, and recorded repertoire. Recordings do not have to be professional quality. Please double check your submission for playability before sending.
Lyra Music Festival and Workshop is open to advanced and intermediate violinists, violists, cellists and pianists ages 9-18. Exceptions may be made in outstanding circumstances. Please Note: participants ages 11 and younger must be accompanied by a full-time parent or guardian for the duration of the workshop. Applicants may apply on more than one instrument, however, a separate application and fee are required for each instrument for which you wish to audition. Please note that students will only be accepted into the program for one instrument.
All applicants must audition live or submit an unedited video recording. You will have the option to sign-up for a live audition slot when you complete the online application. Applicants should prepare two contrasting pieces. Submissions should include repertoire of the student’s choice, and should be representative of the student’s current level of musicianship. For those who choose video auditions: video recordings should be submitted electronically (you will have the option to include video submissions when you complete the online application) with links to YouTube or Vimeo on the application. Please ensure that your video's privacy settings will allow us to view it. Please label your video's title and description with the student’s name, instrument, and recorded repertoire. Recordings do not have to be professional quality, and may be accompanied or unaccompanied. Please double check your submission for playability before sending.
This camp (Lyra Music, Inc.) complies with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the local board of health.