Application Requirements

 LAB DATES: June 11-23, 2018

February 15: $250 Acceptance fee due

May 1: Lab compositions due


Instead of live auditions, we are requiring video submissions from all applicants.
Videos should be uploaded to the service of your choice (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.),
either publicly accessible or private (using a common password).


All Applicants must submit:

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation, to be requested via this formDUE FROM REFEREE BY DECEMBER 1, 2017
  • A video statement (3 minute max):
    • Tell us about yourself and why you’d like to come to The Lab
    • Tell us about your artistic goals
    • Tell us a funny story or a joke (we’re not kidding)
    • For pre-formed groups, everyone needs to speak in the video
  • A brief biography/history (300 word max, PDF, DOC, or DOCX format)
  • Written statement (500 word max, PDF, DOC, or DOCX format):
    • What are your long-term and your 3-5 year career goals?
    • How do you envision your two weeks at The Lab helping you achieve those goals?
    • Your written statement will be a considerable factor in determining your acceptance into the program.

Individual Performer Audition Requirements:

  • Live video, unedited, and recorded no more than 2 years ago
    • 10 minutes max per selection
    • Excerpts from longer recordings are acceptable
    • 2-4 contrasting pieces, at least one solo piece and one unconducted chamber work in which your part is prominent
    • At least one of your submitted pieces should be by a living composer, preferably written within the last 20 years.
    • Please cue videos to desired starting point.

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Pre-formed Ensemble Audition Requirements:

  • Live video, unedited, and recorded no more than 2 years ago
    • 10 minutes max per selection
    • Excerpts from longer recordings are acceptable, 10 minutes max per selection.
    • 3-4 contrasting pieces
    • At least one of your submitted pieces should be by a living composer, preferably written within the last 20 years.
    • Please cue videos to desired starting point.

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Composer Audition Requirements:

  • Live recordings only, no MIDI. Excerpts are encouraged. One must be an unconducted small ensemble work.
    • 2 contrasting audio recordings (video if possible) as any of the following:
      • URLs with password as needed
      • mp3 audio files encoded at 256kbps minimum, less than 100MB each
    • Scores for all submitted recordings, in PDF format
    • Please cue videos to desired starting point.

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