The COVID-19 compliance statement:
At Aquilon Music Festival we are committed to abiding by all federal, state, and county public health guidelines. While we are continuing careful preparations for the 2021 summer season, the safety of our participants, faculty and audience is our number one priority. With this in mind, the reopening of the festival in the summer of 2021 will depend entirely on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are making the following adjustments to the application procedure:
1. We will no longer be able to hold live auditions.
2. We are committed to fully refunding all housing and tuition deposits in the case of this season's cancellation.
3. We have reduced the application fee by 50% from $50 to $25. Unfortunately, since the application review process requires many hours of work on our side, we are unable to refund the application fees.
At Aquilon Music Festival, all participants will have an opportunity to participate in the main stage productions, chamber music concerts, scene programs, and masterclasses. In addition, students will be offered lessons and coachings in vocal technique, languages, style, and movement. We do not have a strict age requirement, although most participants tend to be in their twenties. Most importantly, we are looking for singers who demonstrate the following in their application:
1. A sense of musicality, sensitive interpretation, and polished technique
2. An intellectual curiosity in exploring new repertoire and historically informed performance styles.
3. Prior performance experience.
This season's featured production is Ourland: A Dystopian State, a new opera with music by Paul Davies and libretto by Daniel Helfgot representing the real life and death consequences of the suspicion, resentment, and even hate of the "other" that has arisen in today's society.
We seek to fill the following roles/covers with festival participants:
Othien (“other”/”alien”) TENOR, a young man, adopted son of Father
Landsis (“land”/”sister”) LYRIC SOPRANO a young woman, step-sister of Othien
Father BARITONE Othien’s biological father
Mother SOPRANO Othien’s adopted mother
Policewoman DARK MEZZO-SOPRANO
Foreign Woman SOPRANO Othien’s biological mother
Pool players (silent)
Chorus—citizens of Ourland
Please upload your résumé, headshot and provide two or three YouTube videos that best demonstrate your level of development. We realize that due to the quarantine restrictions, reserving the services of a pianist might be difficult. In lieu of this, we are happy to accept YouTube clips that utilize backing tracks. If you would like to submit any additional materials, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reduced Application Fee: $25 (non-refundable)
February 1, 2021
Tuition and Fees:
Tuition (three weeks June 28th/July 18th): $1500
Accommodations (optional for commuting students): $600: individual room in a four-bedroom apartment. All units have a full kitchen, two bathrooms, and laundry equipment.
Please note that we do not provide food but that all living quarters are equipped with a kitchen and laundry facilities.
Generous financial aid is available based on merit and need.
We are offering a limited number of full-tuition fellowships for outstanding performers.
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