SESSION II: August 9-15, 2020

 

FACULTY |ACCOMPANISTSchedule | Facilities | Fees

Faculty:

Ani Kavafian, Yale School of Music (violin)

Carol Rodland, Juilliard School of Music (viola)

Norman Fischer, Shepherd School of Music at Rice University (cello)

Emily Taubl, University of Vermont (cello)

Learn more about the faculty here. 

Accompanist:

Participants will have the opportunity to work daily with Iris Hsu, a staff accompanist at the New England Conservatory. Each participant will rehearse extensively with Iris, and she will accompany all mock auditions and masterclasses.

Learn more about Iris Hsu here. 

Sample Schedule:

Participants will take part in a busy schedule of activities focused on optimizing performance at their upcoming auditions. The schedule includes daily mock auditions, individual lessons, and discussion sessions targeting key aspects of the audition process.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9

4:00pm - Arrival/check in

5:00pm – Introduction session for students with Emily Taubl

5:30pm – Dinner

6:30pm – Individual rehearsals with Iris Hsu

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 10

8:00am – Breakfast

9:00am – Mock auditions with Emily Taubl

12:15pm – Lunch

1:00pm – Supervised practice time

4:00pm - Discussion session with Emily Taubl: “Audition Etiquette”

5:30pm – Dinner

7:00pm - Recreation time

10:00pm - Return to dorm

 

Tuesday, AUGUST 11

8:00am – Breakfast

9:00am – Mock auditions with Ani Kavafian, Yale School of Music

12:15pm – Lunch  

1:00pm – Individual lessons with Ani Kavafian (violins only)/Individual practice time for all other participants

4:00pm - Discussion session with Ani Kavafian: “How do I stand out?”

5:30pm – Dinner

7:00pm - Recreation time

10:00pm - Return to dorm

 

Wednesday, AUGUST 12

8:00am – Breakfast

9:00am - Mock auditions with Emily Taubl

12:15pm – Lunch  

1:00pm – Skype session with Maya Jacobs, former admissions counselor at the New England Conservatory and current Learning & Wellness manager for the Philadelphia Orchestra

2:30pm - Individual practice time

5:30pm – Dinner

7:00pm - Recreation time

10:00pm - Return to dorm

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

8:00am – Breakfast

9:00am - Mock auditions Norman Fischer, Shepherd School of Music at Rice University

12:15pm – Lunch

1:00pm – Individual lessons with Norman Fischer (cellists only)/Individual practice time for all other participants

4:00pm - Discussion session with Norman Fischer: “Audition Anxiety”

5:30pm – Dinner

7:00pm - Recreation time

10:00pm - Return to dorm

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

8:00am – Breakfast

9:00am – Mock auditions with Carol Rodland, The Juilliard School

12:15pm – Lunch  

1:00pm – Individual lessons with Carold Rodland (violists only)/Individual practice time for all other participants

4:00pm - Discussion session with Carol Rodland: “Recovering from mistakes in the audition room”

5:30pm – Dinner

7:00pm – Recreation time

10:00pm - Return to dorm

 

SaturDAY, AUGUST 15

8:30am - Breakfast

10:00am - Departure

Champlain College

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The Conservatory Audition Workshop takes place at Champlain College. Founded in 1878, Champlain College is an integral part of the city of Burlington with a sprawling campus overlooking Lake Champlain. 

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Daily sessions will take place in the Champlain College Alumni Auditorium. Participants will be housed in double-occupancy dorm rooms on the campus. A dedicated counselor will provide around-the-clock supervision and support throughout the week. Participants will receive delicious and nutritious meals in the Champlain College dining hall. 

Fees:

The Conservatory Audition Workshop gives participants a competitive advantage during the audition process with invaluable one-on-one interaction with teachers from top music schools and strategies for taking successful auditions.  Tuition includes housing and meals.

Total tuition: $2,500

Payment schedule: 

  • $1,000 non-refundable deposit in order to secure spot after acceptance

  • $1,500 remaining balance must be received on or before July 1st, 2019

Method of payment: 

Checks made payable to Conservatory Audition Workshop and mailed to: The Conservatory Audition Workshop, One Lawson Lane, Suite 320, Burlington, VT 05401.
We also accept tuition payments through our website via PayPal (a processing fee will be applied).