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Ravinia's Steans Music Institute
Program for Piano and Strings

Application and Audition Requirements

  • The 2018 application is available here. The deadline for 2018 applications will be Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. CST.
  • We will notify applicants of our admissions decision by email in mid-March.
  • Application fee: $80
  • All applicants must upload to the application website three electronic audio recordings to fulfill the following requirements. CDs, tapes, and video recordings will not be accepted, nor will recordings sent by email. Live auditions are not offered.

Violinists

Be sure to offer selections of contrasting character. Unaccompanied recordings will not be accepted unless the piece was written to be unaccompanied.

  1. Two contrasting movements from a work from the Classical era. Contrasting movements from a concerto by Mozart or Beethoven, preferably performed with orchestra, will be acceptable.
  2. Two contrasting movements from a work from the Romantic era. No concertos will be accepted for this requirement.
  3. A piece of your choice. You may use a movement from a chamber work only if you are playing first violin.

Violists

Be sure to offer selections of contrasting character. No chamber music will be accepted. Unaccompanied recordings will not be accepted unless the piece was written to be unaccompanied.

  1. Two contrasting movements from a work from the Classical or Baroque era or a suitable substitute. Concertos by Stamitz, Telemann, or Hoffmeister will be accepted.
  2. Two contrasting movements from a work from the Romantic era.
  3. A piece of your choice.

Cellists

Be sure to offer selections of contrasting character. No chamber music, concertos, or other works with orchestra will be accepted except as noted. Unaccompanied recordings will not be accepted unless the piece was written to be unaccompanied.

  1. Two contrasting movements from a work from the Classical era. Movements from a Haydn concerto will be accepted.
  2. Two contrasting movements from a work from the Romantic era.
  3. A piece of your choice.

Pianists

Be sure to offer selections of contrasting character.

  1. Two contrasting movements from a sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, or Schubert. Two contrasting movements from a concerto by Mozart or Beethoven will be an acceptable substitute only if accompanied by full orchestra.
  2. Two contrasting movements from a work from the Romantic era.
  3. A piece of your choice. This may be a movement from a chamber work or a sonata with another instrument.

Ensembles

Be sure to offer selections of contrasting character. Ensembles need only submit one application and pay one application fee for the group.

  1. Two contrasting movements from a work from the Classical era.
  2. Two contrasting movements from a work from the Romantic era, preferably by Schubert, Schumann, or Brahms.
  3. A piece of your choice.

2018 Application: Apply Now!

Email steansmusicinstitute@ravinia.org with any questions or concerns.

 

 



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