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The Tanglewood Music Center

Instrumental Program Application Instructions

  • Applications for the 2022 Instrumental Fellowship are now closed. Please check back in the fall for information about 2023 Fellowships.

Video Audition Requirements

All applicants must submit a video recording. All video recordings must meet the following criteria:

  • Recordings must contain all audition repertoire in the order listed.
  • Recordings must be played in one continuous, unedited segment.
  • Video must be from a single video camera, with the same shot for the entire video.
  • Your full body must be in the shot for video.
  • Any indication that there has been editing or that recording equipment was paused/stopped between excerpts will result in the disqualification of the applicant.
  • All pieces should be played unaccompanied.

Some advice for getting the best video possible:

  • We strongly recommend you view your recording all the way through before submitting it.
  • Record in a quiet space with no background noise present. If you're at home, make sure you're away from noisy appliances like refrigerators and air conditioners.
  • Ensure your microphone is not too close to your instrument when playing.
  • Note that the sole purpose of the video is to ensure that you are the one playing your audition, and that it is in one continuous segment. If you have to choose between amazing audio and amazing video, choose amazing audio.

Excerpt Lists