Audition & Tuition Details
General Application and Audition Requirements
Each applicant must submit one audition video, consisting of a solo or one movement of a sonata. In addition to the audition video, each applicant should provide a short biography, repertoire list, and letter of recommendation from his or her teacher. The application deadline is March 15, 2020.
Audition Requirements for Orchestra Performances
Students who want to audition for the opportunity to perform with Pacific Symphony should select one or more movements from Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor or Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1. Students who want to audition for the opportunity to perform with Orchestra Santa Monica should select one or more movements from Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, K. 488 or Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3. Students can submit audition videos for more than one work and for multiple movements in the work, but will only perform in one work, although eligible for more than one movement. The conductor may require a live audition from the finalists for one or more movements. Concerto audition videos must be submitted by May 15, 2020.
If you prefer an application in Chinese, please click the link below and download the application form. Completed application forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: OC Music & Dance, 17620 Fitch Ave #106, Irvine CA 92614.
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Summer Intensive Tuition for international students, including housing and meals, is $4500.
Summer Intensive Tuition for local students who do not require board or meals at breakfast or dinner is $3000.
Tuition does not include travel to and from local airports, local daily excursions, the cost of a U.S. visa application, travel/medical insurance for international students. OC Music & Dance can issue a formal acceptance letter to facilitate visa application. Tuition also does not include incidentals (snacks, gifts, etc.), nor any expenses related to parents who wish to accompany their child.
Upon acceptance into the Summer Intensive, a deposit of $2,500 is required to reserve your child’s participation and is due by April 15, 2020. The balance is due no later than May 15, 2020. Participants who withdraw prior to May 15, 2020 will receive a partial refund of 50%. No refunds will be issued after that date. Once your student is accepted into the program, you will receive detailed instructions on how to submit payments. If more than one student per family is accepted and enrolls, the tuition for each additional student will be reduced by $500.
Chaperones & Housing
All international students will be fully chaperoned during the entire program, including during time spent at their dormitory. Housing for parents will be provided in separate suites at the Hyatt House Irvine, located very near the University campus. Special room rates are available.
Acceptance Timing and Procedure
All applications must be received by March 15, 2020. Late applications will be reviewed at the discretion of the Steinway Festival Program Director. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Completed applications will be reviewed by the Selection Committee and notifications of acceptance will be made within 30 days of submission. Maximum enrollment in the program is 24 students. A small waiting list will be created.
Frequently Asked Questions
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