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Aspen Music Festival and School

Student Catalog 2011 JUNE 22–AUGUST 21 Alan Fletcher, President and CEO Joan Gordon, Vice President and Dean


Aspen Music Festival and School Calendar Full Session 1st Session 2nd Session

June 22–August 21, 2011 June 22–July 24, 2011 July 25–August 21, 2011

Live Audition Dates* November 2010–January 2011 *Live auditions in selected cities are required ONLY for the following programs: (See details listed within each program) Orchestral String Fellowship, page 12 Collaborative Artists Program, page 20 Center for Advanced Quartet Studies, page 15 Aspen Opera Theater Center, page 16

Application and Financial Aid Application Deadlines September 1–November 1 November 2–December 15 November 12

December 1

December 16–January 3 January 3

Applications for Admission and Financial Aid are in the back of this catalog. All deadlines are POSTMARK deadlines. $25 application fee in effect $75 application fee in effect Final Application Deadline for the following programs: Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, page 14 American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, page 23 Final Application Deadline for the following programs: Collaborative Artists Program, page 20 Center for Advanced Quartet Studies (pre-screening), page 15 Aspen Opera Theater Center, page 16 All Composition Programs (Master Class, Individual Studies, and Film Scoring), page 28 $125 application fee in effect Final Application Deadline for the following programs: Instrumental Program, page 7 Classical Guitar Program, page 27 Piano Program, page 22 Edgar Stanton Audio Recording Institute, page 31 Resident Assistant Positions, page 34 Please note: Applications postmarked after January 3, 2011 will be considered only subject to enrollment.

Arrival and Registration Dates June 22–23 June 23–24 June 24–25 June 24–26 June 25–27 June 27, 10:30 am 11 am Week of June 27 July 24 July 25

Full Session and Half Session I registration American Academy of Conducting string auditions American Academy of Conducting conductor auditions Orchestra and chamber music placement auditions Aspen Opera Theater Center auditions New Student Welcome/Orientation in the Benedict Music Tent Convocation for all AMFS students and artist-faculty in the Benedict Music Tent Aspen Music Festival and School: Rehearsals, lessons, classes and performances begin Half Session II students arrive, and may check in to School housing beginning at 4 pm. Half Session II registration (Half Session II students will be joining classes already in progress)

Check-Out Dates July 24 August 21 August 22

Half Session I ends. Half Session I students must check out of School housing by 10 am. Aspen Music Festival and School ends (last concert is at 4 pm on 8/21). All Aspen Music Festival and School students must check out of School housing by 12 pm.

Enrollment fees Tuition Health Service Fee Security Deposit Room and Board Fee

FULL SESSION

HALF SESSION I OR II

$3,100 $185 $100 $3,200

$2,000 $115 $100 $2,000


Lynn Goldsmith

Welcome

In Aspen we believe in the power of performance, of practice, of mentoring, and of playing. Our signature orchestral programs bring students and artistfaculty together in a unique way—every student, even if not in a side-by-side performance program, should feel the intense engagement our artist-faculty bring to their work. The success of our alumni is intensified by the number of times they say that they first felt that great confidence in themselves here, in Aspen. This is because we believe in encouragement, and see a life in music in a holistic way: Everyone is always learning and playing, since Aspen is a place of unparalleled fun as well.

I am so happy that you are interested in participating in our 2011 Festival! Musicians who attend the Aspen Music Festival and School have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a very global musical world which includes performing, learning, and listening. The atmosphere at the AMFS is charged with inspiration and creativity and it is a place for musicians at all levels to remember or rediscover the reasons they chose music. I look forward to working with you throughout the admissions process and hope to see you in Aspen this summer! Joan Gordon Vice President and Dean

Alan Fletcher President and CEO ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL

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Contents ABOUT THE ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL 1

Welcome to the Aspen Music Festival and School

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The Aspen Experience

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What’s New in 2011

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The town of Aspen and AMFS Facilities

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Student Life

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Important Information for Students Under Age 18

PROGRAMS 7

Instrumental Program 8 Chamber Music Opportunities 9 Orchestral Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, and Harp Fellowship 12 Orchestral String Fellowship

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Aspen Contemporary Ensemble

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Center for Advanced Quartet Studies

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Aspen Opera Theater Center

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Collaborative Artists Program

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Piano Program

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American Academy of Conducting at Aspen

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Classical Guitar Program

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Susan and Ford Schumann Center for Composition Studies 28 Master Class Program 29 Individual Studies Program 30 Film Scoring Program

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Edgar Stanton Audio Recording Institute

SCHOOL INFORMATION

Sarina Zhang, winner of the Low Strings Competiton, in performance with the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra.

The catalog of the Aspen Music Festival and School is not to be construed as a contract between the School and the prospective student. Rather, it describes the Aspen Music Festival and School’s general philosophies, policies, and procedures. All information is subject to change. The Aspen Music Festival and School admits students of any race, color, creed, sex, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, family responsibility, national origin, ancestry, handicap, or religion to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the AMFS.

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Information for International Students

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Enrollment and Other Fees

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Financial Assistance

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List of Endowed and Special Scholarships and Fellowships

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Staff and Board of Trustees

APPLICATION FORMS 38

Application Checklist

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Application for Admission

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Financial Assistance Application

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The Aspen Experience

AMFS students busking on the streets of Aspen.

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hat sets the Aspen Music Festival and School apart from other summer programs for students is the high level of artistry and the incredible diversity of an eight-week musical experience in an exquisite mountain town. With programs including orchestral, opera, conducting, composition, piano, chamber music, and more; students of all ages from more than thirty countries and virtually every major conservatory; a distinguished artist-faculty with experience in all facets of music-making; and world-class concerts, master classes,

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and lectures, the AMFS is an intense musical world of its own. Students apply to study privately with a particular artist-faculty member, but there are numerous educational opportunities beyond the one-on-one studio experience. Master classes, organized by instrument, are open to students in all disciplines and to the general public. Chamber groups are formed by audition and coached by world-class artist-faculty and guest artists. Additionally, student competitions for instrumentalists and pianists offer winners the opportunity to perform a featured solo with an orchestra.

Playing in an orchestra or performing in an Aspen Opera Theater Center production is a key part of the Aspen Experience for many students. Opera students may have the opportunity to perform in fully staged opera productions and weekly opera scenes. There are four distinct orchestras, three of which perform under a variety of celebrated conductors and one that is part of the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen. The orchestras allow students to perform major orchestral repertoire alongside their teachers. This side-by-side integration of student Continued on page 4 STUDENT CATALOG 2011 | 3


AMFS alumnus and violin soloist Gil Shaham performing with the Aspen Chamber Symphony.

WHAT’S NEW IN 2011 Art inspires Art is the theme for the 2011 Aspen Music Festival and School season. Music that has been inspired by literature, painting, sculpture, poetry, architecture, and abstract ideas will be the centerpiece of the eight-week season. Also, within the eight weeks, a presentation of a two-week mini-festival of Shakespeare’s presence in music will be thoroughly explored. Shakespeare will be presented in the Aspen Opera Theater’s season productions, including Verdi’s Falstaff and Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. The summer of 2011 will include a wide array of standard orchestral repertoire, including the music of Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Strauss, Stravinsky, Rouse, and Pintscher, and a continued recognition of Mahler’s anniversary with many works representing the great output of this iconoclastic composer. In addition to our artist-faculty, guest artists invited to the 2011 season include violinists Julia Fischer, Joshua Bell, Sarah Chang, Gil Shaham, Adele Anthony,

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Robert McDuffie, and Augustin Hadelich; pianists Lise de La Salle, Simon Trpčeski, Joyce Yang, Wu Han, Jeffrey Kahane, Simone Dinnerstein, Steven Osborne, and Marc-André Hamelin; also bassist Edgar Meyer, and cellists Sol Gabetta, Alisa Weilerstein, Lynn Harrell, Daniel MuellerSchott, and David Finckel; conductors Nicholas McGegan, Jeffrey Kahane, David Robertson, James Conlon, Robert Spano, Ingo Metzmacher, Vasily Petrenko, Jane Glover, and Tomas Netopil among many other luminaries. Ensembles-in-residence include the American Brass Quintet, the American String Quartet, the Emerson String Quartet, the Jupiter String Quartet, and the Takács Quartet. Christopher Rouse, Matthias Pintscher, Sydney Hodkinson, and George Tsontakis will be composers-in-residence. Another hallmark of the Festival has been a wide variety of lectures and enrichment events, as well as collaborations with organizations such as the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, the Aspen Institute, and Jazz Aspen Snowmass.

and professional musicians is a distinctive element of the Aspen Experience. Every day, artist-faculty and guest artists offer lectures, workshops, panel discussions, pre- and post-concert talks, open rehearsals, and master classes in which students can gain a different perspective on musicmaking. Students are given an AMFS Season Pass and are encouraged to attend the 350plus events presented each summer. The majority of students in Aspen are college-age or older (average age: 22) and have achieved a high level of musical proficiency and personal maturity. The AMFS has a select number of spaces for extraordinarily talented high school students who possess exceptional maturity and ability. (See page 6 for more information about underage students.) Some of today’s most highly regarded musical professionals studied at the AMFS, including Marin Alsop, Joshua Bell, William Bolcom, Sarah Chang, James Conlon, John Corigliano, Dennis Russell Davies, Renée Fleming, Carlisle Floyd, Lawrence Foster, Philip Glass, Lynn Harrell, Barbara Hendricks, Sharon Isbin, Daniel Kellogg, Nigel Kennedy, James Levine, Cho-Liang Lin, Robert McDuffie, Sylvia McNair, Susanne Mentzer, Edgar Meyer, Midori, Shlomo Mintz, Samuel Rhodes, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Peter Schickele, Gerard Schwartz, Gil Shaham, Orli Shaham, Morton Subotnick, Kyoko Takezawa, Augusta Read Thomas, Joan Tower, Dawn Upshaw, Yuja Wang, Carol Wincenc, Hugh Wolff, Wu Han, Joyce Yang, and Pinchas Zukerman. Yet perhaps Aspen’s greatest virtue is that it is a place of inspiration for all musicians—artist-faculty, students, and guest artists alike. The informal atmosphere encourages a coming-together of musical minds. The presence of musicians from countless different backgrounds brings breadth and growth. And millions of acres of surrounding wilderness allow for an opening of the spirit. Join us for our sixty-third season, and see what has made the AMFS such an extraordinary place for artistic and personal development since 1949.

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The Town of Aspen

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spen, a former silver-mining town with a summertime population of 20,000, is an incredible place to spend a summer. With spectacular mountains and rivers, clean air, abundant sunshine, and a charming Victorian downtown, it serves as a retreat from life’s stresses as well as a place to grow—personally, artistically, and spiritually. The town is easy to get around, whether by foot, bicycle, free bus, or car, and music and musicians are everywhere. Artist-faculty, staff, students, and guest artists frequently meet casually after concerts at restaurants or while strolling down the wide pedestrian malls in town. In addition, the magnificent Rocky Mountains that surround the town offer musicians the chance to hike through fields of wildflowers, bike amid incredible vistas, or spend time quietly in a beautiful environment. At an altitude of 7,900 feet, summer days are generally dry and sunny with temperatures in the eighties; nights are generally clear and cool.

TRANSPORTATION TO ASPEN Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from Aspen, which is located approximately 200 miles southwest of Denver, Colorado, and

Castle Creek Campus

is accessible by car and by plane. Aspen is served by major airlines. Train and bus service are available to Glenwood Springs, forty miles from Aspen, with bus service available from Glenwood Springs to Aspen. Colorado Mountain Express and Gray Line

Harris Concert Hall

FACILITIES The Aspen Music Festival and School is headquartered at a pastoral campus just outside of Aspen among groves of aspen trees and three ponds. Campus facilities include two rehearsal halls, several large classrooms and studios, sixty practice rooms, two music libraries, a dining hall, and the administrative offices. The primary performance facility for the AMFS is the Benedict Music Tent, located a short bus ride from Campus in Aspen’s historic West End neighborhood. This 2,050-seat ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL

Bassoonists performing outside the Paradise Bakery and Café in downtown Aspen.

Benedict Music Tent

facility, opened in the summer of 2000, combines the ambiance of a tent with the acoustic integrity of a concert hall. The Tent sits amid lush fields, aspen groves, and gardens; the surrounding David Karetsky Music Lawn is always free and open for an informal, al fresco concert experience. The 500-seat Harris Concert Hall, located next to the Tent, provides a more intimate and acoustically pristine venue for chamber music performances and recitals. This warm, woody hall was proclaimed “the Carnegie of the Rock-

operate shuttle services to Aspen from the airports in Denver and Eagle/Vail. The Office of Student Services will begin a carpool list after April 1. Aspen Music Tours can help make your travel arrangements and can be reached at 800-928-9463.

Wheeler Opera House

ies” by the Denver Post when it opened in 1993. The 450-seat Wheeler Opera House, an exquisite Victorian structure built in 1889 and restored in 1984, is the venue for each summer’s fully staged opera productions. Located in downtown Aspen, the facility provides superior sightlines, state-of-the-art production amenities, and a great deal of historical ambiance. Other venues for performances and rehearsals include Aspen churches, public schools, and private homes. STUDENT CATALOG 2011 | 5


Student Life is strictly a list of properties and roommate situations. Students wishing to be referred to other students for apartment-sharing should contact studenthousing@aspenmusic.org to be added to the list.

SCHOOL HOUSING

Marolt Ranch housing

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pproximately 630 student musicians from around the world train at the Aspen Music Festival and School each summer.

HOUSING The Aspen Music Festival and School has housing available for approximately two-thirds of the student population and for students fifteen and older. (Students under eighteen have special requirements; see the section on underage students, below.)

Others make their own living arrangements outside of AMFS housing. A resort town, Aspen’s affordable housing is competitively sought-after: Students are strongly encouraged to make arrangements as early as possible. However, summer housing usually does not become available until April, after ski season. The AMFS provides a referral list of available local housing which will be available on the AMFS website on and after April 1, 2011. This list is not an endorsement but

Students fifteen and older are housed at the Marolt Ranch, Burlingame Ranch, and in other locations throughout Aspen that are leased by the AMFS for the summer. Students under fifteen as of June 22, 2011, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must find non-AMFS housing for their entire stay in Aspen. Students are placed in AMFS housing on a first-come, first-served basis according to the order in which the housing reservation form and housing deposit are received. Room and roommate requests are fielded on a priority basis, but no guarantees can be made. Students are housed two or three to a unit. The facilities are staffed by Resident Supervisors and student Resident Assistants. All students in AMFS housing are required to be on the meal plan; there is no room-only plan. Students electing to live in AMFS housing facilities are strongly urged to submit the required housing reservation form and the nonrefundable $1,000 housing deposit immediately upon notification of acceptance.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS UNDER AGE 18 Admission to the Aspen Music Festival and School is based on musical background and performance ability. Although there are no age requirements, the AMFS is designed for students college age or older; a limited number of spaces are available for exceptionally talented high school students who possess outstanding maturity. Students under the age of eighteen must be responsible, selfmotivated in their musical development, and able to schedule their rehearsal and practice time without strict supervision. The AMFS is not structured like a summer camp; other than some Monday events, there are few organized recreational activities. The AMFS is not staffed to handle the special social and structural needs of younger students. There are no uniforms, no daily sign-out procedures, and no supervised practice times. The AMFS strongly encourages parents to be in residence with their underage child. There are two categories of underage students—those fifteen through seventeen, and those younger than fifteen. 6 | STUDENT CATALOG 2011

Students between fifteen and seventeen generally participate in orchestras and chamber ensembles, although the AMFS cannot guarantee orchestra or chamber music placement for any underage student. These students are required to live in AMFS housing unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The AMFS abides by the 11 pm curfew set by the city of Aspen, and all underage students MUST be in their dorm rooms at this time. No visitors are allowed in underage rooms after 11 pm. Also, no overnight guests are allowed. Room-check is conducted nightly, and violations are reported immediately to the dean. Students under the age of fifteen cannot be accommodated in the dorms and must be accompanied in Aspen by a parent or legal guardian. Ensemble placement cannot be guaranteed for underage students, but every effort will be made to place the young musician in an appropriate chamber music group, as well as an orchestra when possible. ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL


Artist-faculty member Bonita Boyd in a lesson with Jennifer Zhou.

Instrumental Program

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s an instrumentalist, your Aspen experience may include orchestral performances, private lessons, chamber music studies, elective music-related courses, and the chance to compete in student competitions, the winners of which will perform a solo with orchestra. It is important that students be aware that we are, by design, a full-session program. We strongly encourage applicants to apply for the full eight weeks, as orchestral and chamber music participation for half-session instrumentalists may be extremely limited.

PRIVATE LESSONS Acceptance to the Aspen Music Festival and School is contingent upon being accepted into an artist-faculty member’s studio. Applicants designate three teachers of choice on the application form and will study weekly with their assigned teacher. Please note that audition recordings are not necessarily reviewed by all three requested teachers. For information on specific artistfaculty members, see the listing on the inside back cover. Before applying, check ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL

www.aspenmusicfestival.com for the most current artist-faculty list and biographies.

SOLO OPPORTUNITIES Students are welcome to participate in a series of student competitions, the winners of which are invited to perform with one of the orchestras during the summer. Students may only participate in competitions with the written consent of their teachers, and previous winners are not eligible to compete. A full schedule of competition and performance dates will be mailed to accepted students in the spring. The Spotlight, String Showcase, and Open Door recital series also provide solo opportunities for students. Students may participate with permission from their teachers and the series coordinator.

ORCHESTRAS Aspen maintains four performing orchestras, each of which plays in the Benedict Music Tent. Auditions for orchestral placement are held upon arrival in Aspen. Wind, brass, percussion, and harp players may rotate through different orchestras

throughout the eight weeks. String players are generally placed in one orchestra for the season. Conductors and soloists for AMFS orchestras are some of the finest artists on the concert circuit today. The orchestras, in alphabetical order, follow. The American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra is the centerpiece of a program that is the country’s premier institution for training young conductors. The orchestra is guided by both master conductors and the next generation of up-andcoming conducting talents, who perform in the orchestra when off the podium. Activities include weekly orchestral concerts, concerto performances, opera scenes master classes, repertoire readings, film scoring readings, and a family concert. For more information on this program, see page 23. The Aspen Chamber Symphony is composed of AMFS artist-faculty members and students, and is led by world-renowned conductors and joined for most concerts by guest soloists. Repertoire consists of standard and contemporary works for the chamber symphony. Continued page 8 STUDENT CATALOG 2011 | 7


The Aspen Concert Orchestra is a large symphony orchestra. Concerts are directed by world-renowned guest conductors and artist-faculty of the Aspen Music Festival and School. The ensemble provides its members with an important opportunity to continue to develop their orchestral playing skills while rehearsing and performing major orchestral works. The Aspen Festival Orchestra is composed of AMFS artist-faculty members and students and is led by world-renowned conductors and joined for most concerts

by guest soloists. Repertoire consists of standard and contemporary works from the symphonic literature.

COURSES All students are encouraged to participate in the music-related courses offered by the AMFS artist-faculty and staff. In addition, the AMFS offers courses in body awareness, including Alexander Technique. College credit is available for some courses (see page 27). For more information, please see www.aspenmusicfestival.com.

Chimeng String Quartet performing in the picturesque Aspen Chapel.

CHAMBER MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES The Aspen Music Festival and School’s chamber music program is built around myriad student ensembles studying a wide range of repertoire prepared in coachings and master classes by more than forty artistfaculty members, guest artists, the American Brass Quintet, and—schedules permitting— members of the resident string quartets. While auditioning for chamber music in Aspen is optional, students accepted into the program must demonstrate professional initiative and responsibility in their weekly coaching sessions and all assigned performances. Student ensembles focus primarily on traditional configurations— string quartets; piano trios, quartets, and quintets; and wind and brass quintets. Chamber music auditions take place during registration in Aspen; string, woodwind, and piano students must prepare required repertoire. Students are encouraged to bring 8 | STUDENT CATALOG 2011

their own chamber music scores and parts, as a supplement to the repertoire in the AMFS chamber music library. Performance opportunities abound for Aspen’s many student ensembles, including a chamber music series at Aspen Chapel, COMPLINK, outreach concerts, Chamber House Music concerts, Spotlight Recitals, and Benedict Music Tent fanfares. In addition to performance opportunities, there are weekly coaching classes, public master classes, piano and strings classes, and concerts by resident and visiting ensembles. In addition, the Aspen Music Festival and School provides a training program for string quartets. For more information, see page 15. The 2011 ensembles-in-residence will include the American Brass Quintet, American String Quartet, Emerson String Quartet, Jupiter String Quartet, and Takács Quartet. ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL


HOW TO APPLY Due date: January 3, 2011 Apply early for discounted application fee.

All items must be submitted together:* ■ Completed Application and Financial Assistance Application (pages 39 and 40) ■ Application fee ■ Four copies of a CD with required repertoire** ■ Current résumé *All materials, including recordings, will not be returned. Please be sure all items on the Application Checklist (page 38) have been completed. Incomplete application packages may not be considered.

Artist-faculty member Warren Deck coaches a low brass chamber group.

WINDS, BRASS, PERCUSSION, AND HARP General admission and fellowships Instrumentalists have numerous playing opportunities including orchestra, chamber music, solo appearances, weekly private lessons with an artist-faculty member, coaching sessions, and master classes. (See page 7 for more details.) Approximately three-fourths of all AMFS students receive financial assistance based on talent and demonstrated financial need. Fellowship students receive tuition, room, and board in AMFS facilities, and may take advantage of the full AMFS curriculum. Students who choose not to reside in AMFS

facilities receive a stipend of $1,500 for the whole session. All fellowship students will be assessed the health service fee ($185) and the security deposit ($100). Fellowships in the areas of flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, trumpet, trombone, and percussion are chosen from the general pool of applicants; auxiliary instruments have specific repertoire requirements. See pages 10 and 11 for all repertoire requirements. There are no live auditions for woodwind, brass, percussion or harp applicants, including fellowship applicants.

**See page 38 for CD instructions. In addition to the above requirements, students are strongly encouraged but not required to send two letters of recommendation, which may be used in the scholarship process.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CONDUCTING AT ASPEN ORCHESTRA FELLOWSHIP FOR WOODWINDS, BRASS, AND PERCUSSION: Fellowships are chosen from the general pool of applicants. If selected, orchestral participation will be limited to the Academy Orchestra.

BRASS QUINTET OPPORTUNITY The AMFS sponsors three fellowships and two full scholarships to a preformed brass quintet for the eight-week program. The quintet will perform on two recitals with the American Brass Quintet, receive coachings and lessons from ABQ members, and its individual members will be part of the regular orchestra rotation. To apply, send a group résumé and a recording (live or studio) that includes the first movement of the Victor Ewald Quintet in B-flat (first quintet), and at least two other contrasting pieces.

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Send all materials by January 3, 2011 to: John Rojak, 25 Cimarron Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579 Once a group is selected, each individual must immediately complete the Application for Admission on page 39 and send it to the Office of Student Services. An application fee is not required. If interested in private lessons, applicants should send four audition CDs as noted above. Please note: Quintet members may also apply as individual students to the AMFS and should follow the “instrumental” application procedure. Application fees will apply.

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Percussion ensemble

Winds, Brass, Percussion, and Harp repertoire requirements for audition recordings FLUTE AND FLUTE FELLOWSHIP

OBOE AND OBOE FELLOWSHIP

■ MOZART: Flute Concerto in G major, K. 313 (K. 285c) (1st movement) OR MOZART: Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 314 (1st movement) ■ A French conservatory piece (i.e. Fauré or Enesců) ■ BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No. 3, op. 72b (m. 29 to 61 after Reh. E) ■ BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, op. 98 (4th movement, m. 97-105) ■ MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, op. 61 (Scherzo, two before Reh. P to end) ■ RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 (three after Reh. 176 to two after Reh. 179)

Two solo pieces and three standard orchestral excerpts

PICCOLO FELLOWSHIP

CLARINET AND CLARINET FELLOWSHIP

On flute All of the repertoire above under “Flute and Flute Fellowship” On piccolo ■ VIVALDI: Piccolo Concerto in C major, RV 443 (1st movement) ■ BERLIOZ: Dance of the Sprites from La damnation de Faust, op. 24 (Presto after Reh. 9) ■ RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade, op. 35 (4th movement, m. 17 to 8 after Reh. V) ■ TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36 (3rd movement, Scherzo, two after Reh. E to Reh. G and 4th movement, m. 3 to 12 after Reh. H) ■ RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 (three after Reh. 156 to two after Reh. 159) ■ SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 54 (three measures after Reh. 8 to the third beat at Reh. 10)

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ENGLISH HORN FELLOWSHIP

On oboe All of the repertoire above under “Oboe and Oboe Fellowship” On English horn ■ BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture, op. 9 (beginning to modulation) ■ DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95, “From the New World” (2nd movement, principal solo) ■ FALLA: The Miller’s Dance from The ThreeCornered Hat (solo) ■ ROSSINI: Overture to William Tell (solo)

■ MOZART: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622 (3rd movement to m. 222) ■ NIELSEN: Clarinet Concerto, op. 57 (the two cadenzas only) ■ BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 in F major, op. 90 (1st movement, m. 36-46) ■ BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8 in F major, op. 93 (3rd movement, trio including repeat) ■ PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf (Nervoso, Reh. 20 to 21) ■ RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 (third bar of Reh. 212 to the end of the piece) ■ SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, op. 39 (3rd movement, six after Reh. E through six after Reh. G)

SECOND AND E-FLAT CLARINET FELLOWSHIP

On clarinet All of the repertoire under “Clarinet and Clarinet Fellowship” On E-flat clarinet ■ RAVEL: Bolero (Reh. 3 to Reh. 4) ■ BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique, op. 14 (5th movement, Allegro, for 26 measures [Reh. 63 to 5 after Reh. 64]) ■ SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, op. 47 (2nd movement, Reh. 49 to 5 after Reh. 50 and Reh. 53 to 1 after Reh. 54) ■ SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 54 (2nd movement, Reh. 34 to Reh. 37) ■ RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G major (1st movement, Reh. 18 to Reh. 19 and 9 before Reh. 35 to Reh. 35; and 3rd movement, Reh. 1 to six after Reh. 1) ■ RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 (one before Reh. 157 to Reh. 161, Reh. 200 to six after Reh. 203, and Reh. 214 to four after Reh. 220)

BASS CLARINET FELLOWSHIP

On clarinet All of the repertoire under “Clarinet and Clarinet Fellowship” On bass clarinet ■ MEYERBEER: Les Huguenots (5th Act [cadenza starting on clarion F]) ■ SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, op. 97 (toccata section solo to m.170) ■ KHACHATURIAN: Piano Concerto in D-flat major, op. 38 (2nd movement solo, 220 to low C) ■ GROFÉ: Grand Canyon Suite (section 3 [“On the Trail”] from Reh. 2 to Reh. 3)

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BASSOON AND BASSOON FELLOWSHIP

TRUMPET AND TRUMPET FELLOWSHIP

■ MOZART: Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, K. 191 (1st movement, exposition only) ■ STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring (opening) ■ RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade, op. 35 (2nd movement, solo plus the cadenzas) ■ RAVEL: Bolero (solo) ■ TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36 (2nd movement, solo)

One movement of a concerto or sonata, one etude and two standard orchestral excerpts; these contrasting selections should demonstrate technical facility and lyrical style.

CONTRABASSOON FELLOWSHIP

On bassoon All of the repertoire above under “Bassoon and Bassoon Fellowship” On contrabassoon ■ RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite (solo) ■ RAVEL: Piano Concerto for Left Hand in D major (solo) ■ BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67 (4th movement, Allegro, m. 374-464) ■ J. S. BACH: Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello in G major, BWV 1007 (Gigue)

SAXOPHONE FELLOWSHIP

On alto sax ■ RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances, op. 45 ■ MUSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition On tenor sax ■ PROKOFIEV: Suite No. 2 from Romeo and Juliet, op. 64ter ■ RAVEL: Bolero

HORN AND HORN FELLOWSHIP

Choose one selection from each bullet, for a total of four items. ■ 1st movement only from any of the following MOZART Concerti: Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major, K. 417; Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat major, K. 447; or Horn Concerto No.4 in E-flat major, K. 495 ■ RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G major; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92 (1st movement); or WAGNER: from Gotterdammerung (Siegfried’s Short Call) ■ SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, op. 47 (1st movement, low tutti); BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, op. 55, “Eroica” (Scherzo trio, second horn); or R. STRAUSS: Don Quixote (Variation VIII, second horn, six measures before Reh. 59 to eight measures after Reh. 62) ■ MAHLER: Symphony No. 3 in D minor (opening tutti); or R. STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben, op. 40 (one measure before Reh 78 to one measure after Reh 79)

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TENOR TROMBONE AND TENOR TROMBONE FELLOWSHIP Two movements in contrasting style (fast, slow) ■ MOZART: “Tuba mirum” from Requiem, K. 626 ■ ROSSINI: Overture to The Thieving Magpie ■ RAVEL: Bolero

BASS TROMBONE Two contrasting solo movements (fast, slow) Three orchestral excerpts

TUBA ■ BRUCE BROUGHTON: Tuba Concerto (2nd movement) ■ BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique, op. 14 (4th movement, Reh. 56 to six measures after Reh. 57; 5th movement, five measures before Reh. 85 to Reh. 86; 5th movement, four measures before Reh. 86 to end); ■ MAHLER: Symphony No.1 in D major, (3rd movement, four measures before Reh. 3 to Reh. 4) ■ PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, op. 100 (1st movement, Reh. 3 to two measures after Reh. 5; 1st movement, two measures before Reh. 14 to three measures after Reh. 17) ■ RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome (pick up to Reh. 11 to Reh. 14) ■ WAGNER: Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Reh. J to Reh. L)

TUBA FELLOWSHIP All of the above, PLUS ■ BERLIOZ: Le corsaire Overture, op. 21 (Reh. 5 to ten measures after Reh. 5 and four measures after Reh. 12 to downbeat of Reh. 13) ■ WAGNER: Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin (Reh. B to three measures before Reh. C and six measures after Reh. D to two measures after Reh. E) ■ WAGNER: Eine Faust Overture (measures 1-3)

PERCUSSION AND PERCUSSION FELLOWSHIP*

On snare drum ■ J. DELECLUSE: Etude No. 1, from 12 Studies for Snare Drum ■ RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherezade, op. 35 (3rd movement, Reh. D-Reh. E. and Reh. F-Reh. H; 4th movement, Reh. P-Reh. R) On timpani ■ HOCHRAINER: Etuden fur Timpani, Vo. 2, # 50 ■ BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92 (1st movement, m. 89-110; 4th movement, m. 413 to the end) ■ HINDEMITH: Symphonic Metamorphosis after Themes by Carl Maria von Weber (2nd movement, Reh. S-T; and two measures before Reh. Z to the end) On xylophone ■ GERSHWIN: Overture to Porgy and Bess (main passage with strings only) ■ W. SCHUMAN: Symphony No. 3 (main passage) ■ KODÁLY: Háry János Suite (6th movement, all passages) On marimba or vibraphone Solo of your choice (approximately 3-8 minutes in length) *All full session percussion applicants are eligible for the Charles Owen Memorial Fellowship, awarded to the most outstanding percussion applicant as judged by members of the AMFS percussion artist-faculty.

HARP Solo of your choice, 6-8 minutes in length ■ TCHAIKOVSKY: from The Nutcracker, op. 71 (Cadenza) ■ BRITTEN: from Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Henry Purcell), op. 34 (Cadenza) ■ VERDI: Overture to La forza del destino (Reh. G to Reh. O) ■ R. STRAUSS: Don Juan, op. 20 (beginning to Reh. G and Reh. L to Reh. N)

HARP FELLOWSHIP All of the above, PLUS ■ Cadenza of your choice ■ DONIZETTI: from Lucia di Lammermoor (Scena e Cavatina) ■ BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy, op. 46 (1st movement, Reh. E to Reh. H; 3rd movement, Reh. B to Reh. C; and 4th movement, beginning to Reh. C)

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HOW TO APPLY Due Date: January 3, 2011 Apply early for discounted application fee.

All items must be submitted together:* ■ Completed Application and Financial Assistance Application (pages 39 and 40) ■ Application fee ■ Four copies of a DVD** ĕſ$*'$)đſFirst movement of a concerto and a contrasting piece ĕſ$*'Đſ ''*Đſ)ſ*0' ſ..đ Any movement of a concerto and a contrasting piece ■ Current résumé In addition to the above requirements, students are strongly encouraged but not required to send two letters of recommendation, which may be used in the scholarship process. *All materials, including recordings, will not be returned. Please be sure all items on the Application Checklist (page 38) have been completed. Incomplete application packages may not be considered. **See page 38 for DVD instructions. ATTENTION STRING FELLOWSHIP APPLICANTS: Schedule a live audition at www.aspenmusicfestival.com, after November 1, 2010, in addition to submitting all of the items above. Results from the live audition will not be given without receipt of all required materials above. Artist-faculty member Espen Lilleslåtten with stand partner student Francesca dePasquale in the Aspen Chamber Symphony.

STRINGS General admission and fellowships String players have numerous playing opportunities including orchestra, chamber music, solo appearances, weekly private lessons with an artist-faculty member, coaching sessions, and master classes. (See page 7 for more details.) Approximately three-fourths of all AMFS students receive financial assistance, based on talent and demonstrated financial need. 12 | STUDENT CATALOG 2011

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Orchestral String Fellowship (live audition repertoire) VIOLIN

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■ MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218 (1st movement exposition only) OR MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 (1st movement exposition only) ■ 1st movement of a major concerto (in addition to the Mozart concerto above) ■ BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, op. 98 (4th movement, m. 33-80) ■ MOZART: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543 (1st movement, beginning to m. 14 and m. 26-97) ■ SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2 in C major, op. 61 (2nd movement, m. 1-54)

■ Your choice of any movement of an unaccompanied Bach suite (excluding Preludes) ■ Any movement of a major concerto ■ BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 in F major, op. 90, (3rd movement, m. 1–16) ■ DEBUSSY: La mer (Reh. 9 to six measures before Reh. 10; top divisi line) ■ R. STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), op. 40 (m. 1-49)

VIOLA ■ Your choice of any movement of an unaccompanied Bach suite (excluding Preludes) ■ 1st movement of a major concerto ■ MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, op. 61 (Scherzo: Reh. B to Reh. D) ■ R. STRAUSS: Don Juan, op. 20 (m. 1-8; and pick-up to m. 21 to m. 48) ■ BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture, op. 9 (up-beat to three measures after Reh. 1 through Reh. 4)

DOUBLE BASS ■ Your choice of any dance movement from an unaccompanied Bach suite (excluding Preludes) ■ BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 73 (4th movement, m. 244-279) ■ MOZART: Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385, “Haffner” (4th movement, m. 134-181) ■ R. STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), op. 41 (Reh. 9 to the first measure of Reh.11)

ORCHESTRAL STRING FELLOWSHIP AUDITION DATES

To schedule a live audition, go to www.aspenmusicfestival.com after November 1, 2010. Ann Arbor ............................Saturday, January 29 Baltimore ........................Wednesday, January 19 Bloomington .................Wednesday, January 19 Boston ........................................Sunday, January 30 Boulder .............................Wednesday, January 12 Cincinnati ..............................Tuesday, January 18 Cleveland ..............................Sunday, January 30– Monday, January 31 Houston ...........................Wednesday, February 2 Los Angeles ..........................Monday, January 24 New York ............................ Saturday, January 15– Sunday, January 16 Philadelphia ..........................Tuesday, January 18 Rochester .............................Thursday, January 27 San Francisco....................... Tuesday, January 25

ORCHESTRAL STRING FELLOWSHIP

Elisabeth Fayette, winner of the Violin Competition, and Assistant Conductor Case Scaglione in performance with the Aspen Concert Orchestra. ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL

A limited number of fellowships are awarded to outstanding string players at the professional level. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of competitive auditions. Note: In addition to the required live audition, all orchestral string fellowship applicants must complete the application process as outlined on page 12. Fellowship students receive tuition, room, and board in AMFS facilities, and may take advantage of the full curriculum of the AMFS. Students who choose not to reside in AMFS facilities receive a stipend of $1,500 for the whole session. All fellowship students will be assessed the health service fee ($185) and the security deposit ($100). (For additional information on fellowships, refer to page 34.) Fellowships are also awarded for participation in the Academy Conducting Orchestra; if selected, participation will be limited to the Academy Orchestra. STUDENT CATALOG 2011 | 13


HOW TO APPLY Applications for the summer of 2011 will only be accepted in the areas of piano and clarinet.

Due date: November 12, 2010 Apply early for discounted application fee.

All items must be submitted together:* ■ Current résumé ■ Statement (paragraph) about your interest in contemporary music ■ Two copies of a CD**, approximately fifteen minutes in length, demonstrating a proficiency in contemporary music. CDs must include a solo work written for the instrument in the last twenty years.

Artist-faculty member Sydney Hodkinson conducting the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble.

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he Aspen Contemporary Ensemble (ACE) is in residence for the full eight-week session. The septet functions as the ensemble for the Susan and Ford Schumann Center for Composition Studies and reads music written by student composers. Instrumentation is as follows: flute/piccolo/alto flute, clarinet/E-flat clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, and percussion.

*All materials, including recordings, will not be returned. Please be sure all items on the Application Checklist (page 38) have been completed. Incomplete application packages may not be considered. **See page 38 for CD instructions.

The ensemble also participates in many contemporary music performances with the artist-faculty of the AMFS. Members of this ensemble receive private weekly lessons with artist-faculty members and may also take elective courses. For more information, please see www.aspenmusicfestival.com. All ensemble members accepted will receive a fellowship. For more information on fellowships, turn to page 34.

New Music in Aspen

Composer Steven Stucky.

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The Aspen Music Festival and School is known for its dedication to new music; in fact, nearly 200 world and U.S. premieres have been presented at the AMFS. Aspen’s commitment to contemporary music began at the inception of the AMFS with featured composer Igor Stravinsky. In 1951, Darius Milhaud founded the Conference on Contemporary Music, bringing celebrated composers-in-residence to Aspen for performances of their works and to give seminars on contemporary music. Notable composition alumni include Mason Bates, William Bolcom, Carlisle Floyd, Philip Glass, David Lang, Peter Schickele, Bright Sheng, Morton Subotnick, Augusta Read Thomas, and Joan Tower.

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HOW TO APPLY Due date: December 1, 2010 Apply early for discounted application fee. Email the materials listed below to Associate Dean Jennifer Johnston (jjohnston@aspenmusic.org), or send by fax to 970-925-5708.

All items must be submitted together:* ■ Group résumé outlining quartet’s performance and educational experience ■ Detailed biographies of individual quartet members. (Please include contact information.) ■ Concert reviews and/or programs Members of the American String Quartet work with students in the Advanced Quartet Studies Program.

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he Center for Advanced Quartet Studies is this country’s premier training program for emerging string quartets. Alumni of the center are among today’s most celebrated young quartets and have won numerous prestigious chamber music awards and competitions. The Center for Advanced Quartet Studies was established by Claus Adam through the generosity of Mrs. Jane W. Kitselman. The program offers eight weeks of intensive study devoted exclusively to quartet repertoire and performance practice. Instructors and coaches include members of the world’s most prestigious string quartets: Earl Carlyss (Juilliard Quartet), James Dunham (Cleveland Quartet), and Sylvia Rosenberg, plus members of the American, Ying, and Takács string quartets. In addition, each quartet member may receive weekly private lessons with a member of the Aspen Music Festival and School artist-faculty. Public performances occur as part of the AMFS, and quartets have the opportunity to participate in the spectrum of musical activities offered at Aspen. The Center for Advanced Quartet Studies is open to highly qualified preexisting

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quartets who wish to continue training at a professional level. Quartets should not apply for the program unless all four members have been together for at least one year and performed a substantial number of concerts. Quartets are selected through competitive auditions and usually no more than three groups are selected for participation each summer. Quartets will be pre-screened for a live audition based on the information submitted (see “How to Apply” at right). Submission of audio or video recordings in lieu of a live audition will only be considered in rare instances. All students accepted to the program will receive fellowships. For more information on fellowships, see page 34. Quartet members may also apply as individual students to the AMFS and should follow the “instrumental” application procedure. Application fees will apply.. All students are encouraged to participate in the music-related courses offered by the AMFS artist-faculty and staff. In addition, AMFS offers courses in body awareness, including Alexander Technique. College credit is available for some courses (see page 27). For more information, please see www.aspenmusicfestival.com.director

If selected for a live audition, the Office of Student Services will contact you to schedule an audition to take place on Tuesday, January 18. *Materials will not be returned Incomplete application packages may not be considered. Once groups are selected following the live audition, each individual must complete the Application for Admission on page 39 and send it to the Office of Student Services. An application fee is not required. If interested in private lessons, applicants should send four audition DVDs as noted on page 12.

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Aspen Opera Theater Center Edward Berkeley, director

Christin Wismann, Andreas Aroditis, Golda Schultz, and Chorong Kim in John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles.

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Elisabeth Jarrett and David Krohn in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville.

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spen Opera Theater Center offers a wide range of exciting performance opportunities. These include three fully-staged productions in the Wheeler Opera House with distinguished conductors and directors, the Art Song Series, weekly public Opera Scenes Master Classes, and house concerts. All performers in these events are AOTC singers. In addition, AOTC singers participate in an intensive curriculum of music, acting, song repertory, diction and movement classes, rehearsals, Alexander Technique sessions, meditation, auditioning and professional-orientation workshops, individual music and dramatic coachings, weekly voice ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL

lessons, and vocal master classes taught by resident artist-faculty and guest artists. There will be eight Opera Scenes Master Classes with director Edward Berkeley. Two of these sessions are presented with full orchestra in collaboration with the American Academy of Conducting in Aspen. These give all AOTC singers the opportunity to appear publicly in scenes with conductor and either piano or orchestra. In addition, there may be an Aria Master Class led by international conductor James Conlon, music director of the Los Angeles Opera and Chicago’s Ravinia Festival.

Performances during the upcoming season will include new productions of: VERDI: Falstaff BRITTEN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream BERNSTEIN: West Side Story (subject to availability)

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HOW TO APPLY Due date: December 1, 2010 Apply early for discounted application fee. Schedule a live audition at www.aspenmusicfestival.com after November 1, 2010. Results from the live audition will not be given without receipt of all required materials listed below.

All items must be submitted together:*

AOTC Director Edward Berkeley works with students in an opera scenes master class.

AOTC 2011 stage productions are centered on works based on Shakespeare’s plays in keeping with the Festival’s over-all theme of music inspired by other art forms: Verdi’s Falstaff, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Bernstein’s West Side Story (subject to availability). One week of the season will be devoted to classes focused on audition technique and singer’s individual progress. In different sessions, singers will work both in groups and individually with Gayletha Nichols, director of the Metropolitan Opera’s National

Council Auditions, and Diane Zola, artistic administrator of the Houston Grand Opera, in addition to resident artist-faculty. A select number of singers will participate in one of a series of song recitals. This element, in which students prepare repertoire under the guidance of AOTC artist-faculty, provides excellent opportunities for both artistic and technical development. All members in AOTC are expected to sing in one opera chorus and to provide technical-support hours as part of their experience.

■ Completed Application and Financial Assistance Application (pages 39 and 40) ■ Application fee ■ THREE COPIES of a CD. Two arias in contrasting styles (one in English and one in Italian). ** Note: CD recordings are used for studio placement. Acceptance to the Aspen Music Festival and School is contingent upon being accepted into an artist-faculty member’s studio. ■ Completed live audition In addition to the above requirements, students are strongly encouraged but not required to send two letters of recommendation, which may be used in the scholarship process. *All materials, including recordings, will not be returned. Please be sure all items on the Application Checklist (page 38) have been completed. Incomplete application packages may not be considered. **See page 38 for CD instructions.

Mary-Jane Lee in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. 18 | STUDENT CATALOG 2011

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LIVE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS Singers ■ A pianist will be provided. If auditioning for a specific role, singers are expected to perform an aria from that role. ■ Present two arias in contrasting styles (one in English and one in Italian). ■ Present a one-minute monologue. ■ Bring an 8” x 10” glossy photograph. ■ Bring a current professional résumé.

Coaches The AMFS will make every effort to provide a singer. All applicants must be prepared to sing as they play and to sight-read as requested. For the live audition, prepare the following works: PUCCINI: La bohème: “Mi Chiamano Mimì” MOZART: Le nozze di Figaro: Act II Finale STRAVINSKY: The Rake’s Progress: “No word from Tom”

ASPEN OPERA THEATER CENTER AUDITION DATES

Artist-faculty member Vinson Cole in a lesson with student Kiri Parker.

OPERA COACHING OPPORTUNITY The AOTC also conducts an opera coaching program in which opera piano fellowship students participate in opera and vocal coaching with the AOTC’s artist-faculty pianists and coaches. In this program, fellows play for opera and class scene preparation, and perform with AOTC singers in the weekly opera scenes master classes. Fellowship candidates are auditioned by members of the opera artist-faculty. All singers and coaches must do a live audition. Assignments of all major roles will be made based on the AOTC 2011 national audition tour. Supporting roles and principal covers may be assigned based on the

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national audition tour and/or after the Aspen auditions are held the first week of the season. Audition CDs are used to determine studio placement. All students are encouraged to participate in the music-related courses offered by the AMFS artist-faculty and staff. College credit is available for some courses (see page 27). For more information, please visit www.aspenmusicfestival.com. Note: Financial aid is available in the form of fellowship and scholarship assistance. Fellowships, covering full tuition, room, and board, are usually awarded to students assigned to major roles. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the audition results, the Aspen private teacher’s recommendation, and financial need.

To schedule a live audition, go to www.aspenmusicfestival.com after November 1, 2010. Boston ........................Sunday, December 12 Chicago ...................Saturday, December 5 Houston ...............Saturday, November 20 Los Angeles ..............Monday, January 10 New York .............. Saturday, December 11 Saturday, December 18 Saturday, January 15 Sunday, January 16

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HOW TO APPLY Due date: December 1, 2010 Apply early for discounted application fee. Schedule a live audition at www.aspenmusicfestival.com, after November 1, 2010. Results of the live audition will not be given without receipt of all required materials listed below.

All items must be submitted together:*

Director of the Collaborative Artists Program Rita Sloan with student Alexander Lombard.

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he Collaborative Artists Program provides training for exceptional pianists who are already committed to collaborative arts or are considering a career in this area. The term “collaborative arts” includes any area of piano performance that involves more than solo piano (vocal and instrumental accompanying, duo work, orchestral piano, piano chamber music, etc.). The program combines practical experience with theoretical study, and covers the entire range of the keyboard collaborative arts. Students may participate in orchestral performance under resident and visiting guest conductors, instrumental collaborations (studio accompanying and performances in various venues), vocal collaborations (including studio work, opera, chamber, and lieder), and contemporary works with vari20 | STUDENT CATALOG 2011

ous ensembles. Seminars involve teachers from the Aspen Music Festival and School’s artist-faculty as well as visiting guest artists. Subjects covered range from sight-reading and score reading to vocal and instrumental repertoire, interpretative skills, and varying aspects of the accompanist and collaborative artist’s work. Students receive weekly private lessons from a member of the piano artist-faculty and are encouraged to participate in the full curriculum and activities of the AMFS. Collaborative Artists Program participants have the opportunity to accompany master classes, private studio lessons, and Spotlight Recitals to augment their scholarship. Accompanying time varies from student to student. See page 34 for more information on financial assistance.

■ Completed Application and Financial Assistance Application (pages 39 and 40) Collaborative Artist applicants may choose their preferred teacher from any of the piano artist-faculty. ■ Application fee ■ Three copies of a CD, approximately fifteen minutes in length, with two or three contrasting works.** These recordings are used for studio placement. ■ Cover letter describing your accompanying experience. Please include: ĕſſſſ# ſ- .ſ4*0ſ+- ! -ſ/*ſ*(+)4ſ (strings, voice winds, orchestral experience, etc.). If applying for more than one area of specialization, you must notify the Office of Student Services prior to scheduling your audition. ĕſſſſ)4ſ 3+ -$ ) ſ2$/#ſ*-")Đſ ' ./Đſ harpsichord, or synthesizer ĕſſſſ)4ſ 3+ -$ ) ſ- $)"ſñ"0- ſ..ſ)ſ improvising ĕſſſſ !ſ4*0ſ- ſ)ſ$)/ -)/$*)'ſ./0 )/Đſ+' . ſ describe your proficiency in the English language ĕſſſſ' . ſ 3+'$)ſ2#4ſ4*0ſ- ſ$)/ - ./ ſ$)ſ the collaborative arts, when this interest started, etc. ■ Comprehensive repertoire list (collaborative works only) ■ Current résumé In addition to the above requirements, students are strongly encouraged but not required to send two letters of recommendation, which may be used in the scholarship process. *All materials, including recordings, will not be returned. Please be sure all items on the Application Checklist (page 38) have been completed. Incomplete application packages may not be considered. **See page 38 for CD instructions.

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FELLOWSHIPS Fellowships are available in the areas of Orchestral Piano and Instrumental and Vocal Accompanying. All other participants in the program are eligible for Collaborative Artists scholarships. Opera Coaching Fellowship applicants should read about additional opportunities in the Aspen Opera Theater Center (see page 19). Students must complete a live audition to be considered for the Collaborative Artists Program. Students residing outside the U.S. may obtain permission from the program director to send auditions on DVD in lieu of the live audition. DVDs must be compatible with U.S. playback equipment.

Students, cellist Paul Dwyer with pianist Daniel Pesca.

Collaborative Artists Live Audition Requirements Please bring a repertoire list and two letters of recommendation specifically addressing collaborative skills to your audition. Sight-reading will be a significant part of each audition. Repertoire requirements for each area are listed below; any proposed repertoire substitutions must be approved in advance. If you are applying to more than one area of specialization (i.e., orchestral piano and vocal) you must notify the Office of Student Services prior to scheduling your audition.

INSTRUMENTAL COLLABORATIVE ARTIST Applicants are encouraged but not required to bring an instrumentalist to the audition. Please prepare: â–  Solo work of your choice â–  At least one movement (in orchestral reduction) of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35 , the Dvořåk Cello Concerto in B minor, B. 191, op. 104 , or any Mozart instrumental concerto â–  Two contrasting movements selected from the following sonatas: Ä•ĹżZÄ‘Ĺż$*'$)Ĺż*)/Ĺż*Ä?ſßſ$)ſſ(%*-Ä?Ĺż op. 13 Ä•Ĺż Ä‘Ĺż$*'$)Ĺż*)/Ĺż$)ſſ(%*-Ä?Ĺż M. 8 Ä•ĹżÄ?ſđſ$*'$)Ĺż*)/Ĺż$)ſČô/Ĺż major, op. 18 Ä•Ĺż Ä‘Ĺż*)/ſİ$*'$)Ĺż*-Ĺż$*'Ĺż*-Ĺż Cello and Piano) ĕſſ2*-&Ĺż*(+-' Ĺż/*Ĺż/# Ĺż*1 Ä?Ĺż2#$#Ĺż may be substituted with advance permission

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VOCAL COLLABORATIVE ARTIST Applicants are encouraged but not required to bring a vocalist to the audition. Please prepare: â–  A solo work and/or a substantial movement from a Mozart or Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano â–  Choose five songs from the following list: Ä•Ĺż Ä‘ĹżÄœ $) Ĺż $  Ĺż$./Ĺż"-Ă‹)ÄœĹż!-*(Ĺż Junge Lieder, op. 63 (original key) Ä•ĹżÄ‘ĹżÄœ $  .*/.#!/Ä?Ĺż!-*(Ĺż Schwanengesang, D. 957 (G major) Ä•Ĺż Ä‘ĹżÄœ (Ĺż20) -.#ÂĄ) )Ĺż Monat Maiâ€? from Dichterliebe, op. 48 (original key) Ä•ĹżÄ‘ĹżÄœ- )Ä?Ĺż!-*(ĹżAriettes oubliĂŠes (A-flat minor) Ä•Ĺż Ä‘ĹżÄœ$*'*)Ä?Ĺż!-*(ĹżFiançailles pour rire, op. 101 (original key) Ä•ĹżÄ?ĹżÄ‘ĹżÄœ=$'$ Ä?Ĺż!-*(ĹżVier Lieder, op. 27 (E major) Ä•Ĺż Ä‘ĹżÄœ .+ Ä?Ĺż!-*(ĹżOn This Island, op. 11 (original key) Ä•ĹżÄ‘ĹżÄœ*'$/-4Ĺż*/ 'Ä?Ĺż!-*(ĹżDespite and Still, op. 41 (original key) Ä•ĹżÄ‘ĹżÄœ$)/ -Ä?Ĺż!-*(ĹżSix Elizabethan Songs (original key)

ORCHESTRAL PIANO FELLOWSHIP ■ Solo work of your choice ■ The thirteen-member version of Copland’s Appalachian Spring ■ Standard excerpts from Stravinsky’s Petrushka

COLLABORATIVE ARTISTS PROGRAM AUDITION DATES

To schedule a live audition, go to www.aspenmusicfestival.com after November 1, 2010. Chicago ................................Saturday, December 4 San Francisco ...................Sunday, December 12 New York ..................................Sunday, January 16 Washington, D.C. ................Sunday, January 23

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HOW TO APPLY Due date: January 3, 2011 Apply early for discounted application fee.

All items must be submitted together:*

Artist-faculty member Anton Nel in a master class with student Alexander Beridze.

Piano Program

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iano students at the Aspen Music Festival and School study with members of the internationally renowned artist-faculty. In addition, they have the opportunity to augment their weekly lessons by performing in master classes taught by guest artists and members of the piano artist-faculty. Piano master classes are held on a weekly basis in Harris Concert Hall. Students may also elect to study and perform mixed-ensemble literature (i.e., piano and strings, piano and wind ensemble), take musicrelated courses including keyboard studies and piano pedagogy, and participate in the student competitions for solo opportunities.

PRIVATE LESSONS Acceptance to the AMFS is contingent upon being accepted into an artist-faculty member’s studio. Applicants designate three teachers on the application form and will study weekly with their assigned teacher. Please note that audition recordings are not necessarily reviewed by all three requested teachers. For complete information on specific artist-faculty members, visit www.aspenmusicfestival.com.

CHAMBER MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES Student chamber music groups receive coachings by members of the AMFS artistfaculty. Groups are formed by audition upon arrival in Aspen. Note: Students are not guaranteed placement in a chamber music group. The Spotlight Recital, Chapel Chamber Music, 22 | STUDENT CATALOG 2011

and Chamber Music Studio Class series provide chamber music performance opportunities. Ensembles are selected for those performances through a required screening process.

SOLO OPPORTUNITIES All students are welcome to participate in student competitions, the winners of which are invited to perform with one of the orchestras during the summer. Students may only participate in competitions with the written consent of their teachers, and previous winners are not eligible to compete. A full schedule of competition and performance dates will be mailed to accepted students in the spring. The Spotlight and Open Door recital series provide solo opportunities for students. Students may participate with permission from their teachers and the coordinator of the series. For Spotlight Recitals a screening is required.

■ Completed Application and Financial Assistance Application (pages 39 and 40) ■ Application fee ■ Three copies of a DVD, at least twenty minutes in length, with at least two works in contrasting style and tempo. One must be from the Classical Era.** ■ Current résumé In addition to the above requirements, students are strongly encouraged but not required to send two letters of recommendation, which may be used in the scholarship process. *All materials, including recordings, will not be returned. Please be sure all items on the Application Checklist (page 38) have been completed. Incomplete application packages may not be considered. **See page 38 for DVD instructions. Note: There are no live auditions for the piano program. Piano fellowships are not available. Students may only apply to one program at the AMFS.

ACCOMPANYING Any piano student wishing to work and be paid as an accompanist during the summer needs to apply to and enroll in the Collaborative Artists Program. For more information, see page 20. Note: All students are encouraged to participate in music-related courses offered by AMFS artist-faculty and staff. In addition, the AMFS offers courses in body awareness, including Alexander Technique. College credit is available for some courses (see page 27). For more information, please see www.aspenmusicfestival.com. ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL


The American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Larry Rachleff, Robert Spano, and Hugh Wolff, guest directors Murry Sidlin, associate director and program coordinator Asadour Santourian, program administrator

Student Daniel Stewart, winner of the James Conlon Conductor Prize for 2011.

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Student Joshua Weilerstein, winner of the Aspen Conducting Prize, will return as assistant conductor in 2011.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CONDUCTING AT ASPEN PROGRAM COMPONENTS ■ Conducting the Academy Orchestra in readings, rehearsals, and performance ■ Coaching with master conductors ■ Evaluation with videotape of the conducting sessions ■ Observation by and meeting with AMFS guest conductors ■ Technique classes ■ Periodic classes in score reading and analysis and score preparation

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he American Academy of Conducting at Aspen (AACA) provides participants with intensive conducting training with a skilled orchestra, assists them in gaining podium experience, and supports each individual’s development as a conductor. The heart of the Academy is the opportunity for sixteen to twenty conductors to work with an orchestra of experienced musicians, and to play as a member of that orchestra under the baton of program colleagues—all under the guidance of master conductors. Participants learn by conducting a wide range of repertoire and types of performances, including orchestral concerts, concerto performances, opera master class arias and scenes, repertoire readings, composer readings, film scoring, and a family concert. Founded in 2000 by David Zinman, the program is overseen by distinguished guest directors Larry Rachleff, Robert Spano,

Hugh Wolff, and associate director and program coordinator Murry Sidlin, who are joined by guest conductors. In 2010, the list included Nicholas Kraemer, Asher Fisch, James Conlon, James DePreist, Jane Glover, John Nelson, Christopher Seaman, and Leonard Slatkin. The Academy brings to each participant the national attention that is critical to establishing a career. Established conductors, orchestra managers, artist managers, music critics, and other music executives may come to Aspen each summer to spotlight the brightest emerging talent.

THE PROGRAM Each AACA participant will receive a full fellowship to the AMFS. The participant will be active as a conductor in front of the fiftyfive-member Academy Orchestra, with the goal of permitting each conductor at least thirty minutes of podium time in at least six ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL


of the Academy’s eight weeks. When off the podium, each conductor will play an instrument in the orchestra. Participants will rehearse and conduct concerts of orchestral and concerto repertoire, and opera master class scenes and/or arias. They share repertoire-reading sessions and rehearse contemporary scores. All sessions are videotaped for individual use and artist-faculty review. Beyond the podium, the Academy offers all participants an extensive curriculum covering both musical and extra-musical elements, including a set of intensive sessions on score analysis. Murry Sidlin oversees regular technique classes and sessions on career advice, and guest conductors present sessions on score study.

Academy participants are expected to attend rehearsals and concerts of the AMFS’s other three orchestras, and are encouraged to organize their own performances. They also are welcome to take other AMFS classes, and as many as eight private instrumental lessons from an AMFS artist-faculty member. While the Academy program is intensive and demanding, averaging eight orchestral services each week, the AMFS is committed to ensuring that participants have adequate time for study and rest. Auditors may be admitted and will be welcome at all sessions, but will not conduct the orchestra. Financial assistance is not available for auditors. Continued page 26

HOW TO APPLY Due date: November 12, 2010 Apply early for discounted application fee.

All items must be submitted together:* â–  Completed Application (page 39; financial aid portion of application is not required of AACA applicants.) â–  Application fee â–  Two copies of a DVD** Ä•Ĺż.#*2$)"Ĺż-  )/Ĺż*)0/$)"Ĺż 3+ -$ ) ĕſſ./)-Ä?Ĺż+'4' Ĺż*)ĹżÄ?Ä?Ĺż1$ *Ĺż systems Ä•Ĺż.#*2$)"ſſ!-*)/Ĺż1$ 2Ĺż*!Ĺż/# Ĺż*)0/*-Ĺż from a reasonable distance, and ideally demonstrating a varied selection of repertoire â–  Two copies of an instrumental CD** Ä•Ĺż-  )/Ĺż$)./-0( )/'Ĺż+ -!*-() Ä?Ĺż approximately fifteen minutes in length Note: Applicants will not be considered without receipt of these instrumental CDs. â–  Current rĂŠsumĂŠ In addition to the above requirements, students are strongly encouraged but not required to send two letters of recommendation, which may be used in the scholarship process. *All materials, including recordings, will not be returned. Please be sure all items on the Application Checklist (page 38) have been completed. Incomplete application packages may not be considered. **See page 38 for DVD and CD instructions.

Student Eric Owens in concert with the AACA Orchestra. ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL

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Student Joshua Gersen, winner of the Robert J. Harth Conductor Prize.

Fellowships are available for instrumentalists to play as regular members of the Academy Orchestra. Interested applicants should follow the guidelines on pages 9 and 12.

COURSES All students are encouraged to participate in the music-related courses offered by the AMFS artist-faculty and staff. In addition, the AMFS offers courses in body awareness, including Alexander Technique. College credit is available for some courses (see page 27). For more information, please see www.aspenmusicfestival.com

RECOGNITION OPPORTUNITIES Academy participants are eligible to be chosen for four prestigious opportunities: Ä•Ĺż ) Ĺż  (4Ĺż +-/$$+)/Ĺż (4Ĺż  Ĺż awarded the Aspen Conducting Prize, which carries with it the invitation to return to Aspen the following summer as assistant conductor. For 2011, the prize is awarded to 26 | STUDENT CATALOG 2011

Joshua Weilerstein. Ä•Ĺż ) Ĺż  (4Ĺż +-/$$+)/Ĺż (4Ĺż  Ĺż awarded the Robert J. Harth Conductor Prize, which carries with it the invitation to return to Aspen the following summer as an Academy Conductor on fellowship. For 2011 the prize is awarded to Joshua Gersen. Ä•Ĺż ) Ĺż  (4Ĺż +-/$$+)/Ĺż (4Ĺż  Ĺż awarded the James Conlon Conductor Prize, which carries with it the invitation to return to Aspen the following summer as an Academy Conductor on fellowship. For 2011, the prize is awarded to Daniel Stewart. Ä•Ĺż ) Ĺż *-Ĺż (*- Ĺż *0/./)$)"Ĺż  (4Ĺż participants may be invited to conduct and work with the Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Music Center. The American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Residency at Blossom Music Festival also may include an invitation to visit the Cleveland Orchestra during the regular subscription season to attend rehearsals and performances, and possibly to be assigned as cover conductor for a week. ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL


HOW TO APPLY Due date: January 3, 2011 Apply early for discounted application fee.

All items must be submitted together:* ■ Completed Application and Financial Assistance Application (pages 39 and 40) ■ Application fee ■ Two copies of a CD, approximately fifteen minutes in length, with two or three contrasting works** ■ Current résumé

Artist-faculty member Sharon Isbin in master class with student Alexander Kryuchkov.

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Sharon Isbin, director

he Aspen Classical Guitar Program is an intensive four-week program occurring during Half Session II (July 25–August 21). The program offers master class instruction with director Sharon Isbin and her assistant concentrating on technique, sound production, interpretation of all repertoire, and Baroque performance practices. Advanced students will receive all of their master class lessons from Ms. Isbin; others may have one or more of their lessons with her assistant. Placement will be determined on an individual basis. Qualified students enjoy many opportunities for performance,

including chamber music collaborations. The program culminates with a class concert. Students also have the opportunity to participate in chamber music and guitar ensemble, coached by Ms. Isbin’s assistant.

In addition to the above requirements, students are strongly encouraged but not required to send two letters of recommendation, which may be used in the scholarship process. *All materials, including recordings, will not be returned. Please be sure all items on the Application Checklist (page 38) have been completed. Incomplete application packages may not be considered. **See page 38 for CD instructions.

COURSES All students are encouraged to participate in the music-related courses offered by the AMFS artist-faculty and staff. In addition, the AMFS offers courses in body awareness, including Alexander Technique. College credit is available for some courses, see below. For more information, please see www.aspenmusicfestival.com.

College Credit Undergraduate and graduate students may enroll for credit in most full-session courses through the University of Colorado by Saturday, July 16, 2011. Primary and secondary students interested in receiving credit must have written permission from their school. The University of Colorado charges $60 for one credit and $120 for two credits. (The Board of Regents reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time.) The tuition for receiving a college credit is paid separately and must be submitted along with a credit registration form to the University of Colorado. The last day to drop classes for credit will be Monday, August 16, 2011; however, students wishing to have their credit tuition refunded must drop their courses by Friday, July 29, 2011. The University of Colorado will not refund any tuition after July 29. If you are interested ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL

in college credits, we urge you to consult with your college academic advisor before registration in Aspen. Address all inquiries about college credit before coming to Aspen to: Barbara Russell University of Colorado at Boulder Continuing Education & Professional Studies 1505 University Avenue 178 UCB Boulder, CO 80309-0178 Phone: 303-492-7735 Email: barbara.russell@colorado.edu www.colorado.edu/ContinuingEducation/ASPEN.htm (ASPEN must be capitalized) STUDENT CATALOG 2011 | 27


The Susan and Ford Schumann Center for Composition Studies MASTER CLASS PROGRAM

Half Session I, June 22-July 24 Christopher Rouse, Composer-in-Residence Matthias Pintscher, Composer-in-Residence

INDIVIDUAL STUDIES PROGRAM

Half Session II, July 25-August 21 Sydney Hodkinson, Composer-in-Residence George Tsontakis, Composer-in-Residence

FILM SCORING PROGRAM

Half Session I, June 22-July 24 Thomas Haines, Director Mark Isham, Visiting Artist-Faculty

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he Susan and Ford Schumann Center for Composition Studies offers three distinct programs for composition studies, designed to meet the needs of talented students of different interests. For all composition students, Aspen offers an unparalleled opportunity for an exchange of ideas with some of the world’s foremost composers and performers of contemporary music. Students may observe guest composers performing their established repertoire and world premieres, as well as consult with them on performance problems of works in progress. Student composers will also

have the opportunity for public readings of their approved works in scheduled recitals, orchestral readings, or with the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. All students are encouraged to participate in the music-related courses offered by the AMFS artist-faculty and staff. In addition, the AMFS offers courses in body awareness, including Alexander Technique. College credit is available for some courses (see page 27). For more information, please see www. aspenmusicfestival.com. Note: Students may only apply to one program in any given year.

HOW TO APPLY Due date: December 1, 2010 Apply early for discounted application fee.

All items must be submitted together:* ■ Completed Application (page 39; financial aid portion of application not required of the Master Class Program applicants) ■ Application fee ■ One set of scores ■ One CD of two recent works** In addition to the above requirements, students are strongly encouraged but not required to send two letters of recommendation, which may be used in the scholarship process.

Resident-composer Christopher Rouse.

Master Class Program Up to six students will be accepted to participate in composition studies in a master class format. All participants will receive a full fellowship. There will be readings of student works by the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra. In addition, pieces composed for the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble will be rehearsed and publicly performed. Participation is limited to those accepted through the application process. Students 28 | STUDENT CATALOG 2011

accepted into the Master Class Program should complete a five- to seven-minute piece prior to their arrival in Aspen utilizing all or part of the instrumentation of the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble (flute/ piccolo/alto flute, clarinet/E-flat clarinet/ bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, and percussion). Composers who have been accepted into this program in any previous year are not eligible to apply.

*All materials, including recordings, will not be returned. Please be sure all items on the Application Checklist (page 38) have been completed. Incomplete application packages may not be considered. **See page 38 for CD instructions. Note: Students may only apply to one program in any given year.

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HOW TO APPLY Due date: December 1, 2010 Apply early for discounted application fee.

All items must be submitted together:* ■ Completed Application and Financial Assistance Application (pages 39 and 40) ■ Application fee ■ Two sets of scores ■ Two copies of a CD of two recent works**

Resident-composer George Tsontakis.

In addition to the above requirements, students are strongly encouraged but not required to send two letters of recommendation, which may be used in the scholarship process.

Individual Studies Program

*All materials, including recordings, will not be returned.

This program provides student composers with an intensive one-on-one learning experience. Students will have weekly private lessons, master classes, and joint seminars. In addition, there will be readings of approved works with string quartets, woodwind and brass quintets, and mixed chamber ensembles. Orchestral readings by the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra will be given for selected students. Accepted students will complete a short

composition prior to arrival in Aspen for an approved instrumentation selected for string, woodwind, brass, and vocal chamber ensembles, which will be presented in one of two Harris Concert Hall recitals. All applicants will be eligible for scholarship consideration. Two fellowships will be awarded to students in the Individual Studies Program and will be chosen from the general pool of applicants. For more information on fellowships, see page 34.

Please be sure all items on the Application Checklist (page 38) have been completed. Incomplete application packages may not be considered. **See page 38 for CD instructions. Note: Students may only apply to one program in any given year.

THE JACOB DRUCKMAN AWARD FOR ORCHESTRAL COMPOSITION Each year, the Aspen Music Festival and School awards a prize in memory of the American composer Jacob Druckman, a longtime member of our composition faculty. The award recipient receives a performance of the winning work the following summer by one of the AMFS orchestras on a regularly scheduled program in Aspen.

HOW TO APPLY Registered students who completed any 2010 AMFS composition program are eligible for this prize. They must submit one work roughly eight to twelve

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minutes in duration and scored for any orchestral ensemble up to the maximum full standard symphony (instrumentation may not exceed: woodwinds in threes with customary doublings, brass 4331, timpani, three percussion, harp, piano/ celeste, and strings). Works for string orchestra are also acceptable. Please note that concertos and choral works are not accepted. Scores must be sent before September 30, 2010 to: Attn: Mary Rechlitz, Aspen Music Festival and School, 2 Music School Road, Aspen, CO 81611

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Film Scoring Program The Susan and Ford Schumann Film Scoring Program provides a theoretical and technical training in film scoring in an intensive four-week session. This unique learning environment supplies students with the necessary skills required to pursue a career in the film industry and related music technology fields. The participating composers will focus on scoring two large orchestral cues during the program. The American Academy of Conducting at Aspen orchestra will record a large orchestral cue in Harris Concert Hall near the end of the session. The other cue will be produced using a hybrid mix of sampled orchestra sounds and recordings of live solo performances. The breadth of these two production types ensure that the composers will not only be given substantial technical information but, more importantly, significant practical experience through varied scoring practices. Composing for film relies heavily on computers, digital technology, producing audio recordings, and mixing techniques in addition to broad knowledge of music composition. Our digital composition studio is the center of the production process. The studio uses Logic Pro sequencing software, Sibelius music notation software, Pro Tools recording software, and a host of other technologies as integral components of the film scoring process. The program begins with an intense technology workshop during the first three days of the program then consists of master

classes conducted by one of our artist-faculty. These classes and demonstrations cover a wide range of topics from the study of classic film scores, theme development, extended composition techniques, orchestration, timing cues, studio recording and producing, to creating computer mock-ups. A limited number of students (no more than five) are accepted to the program to allow participants ample time to compose and to become proficient with our studio technologies. The program admits graduatelevel composers to this unique learning experience. Applicants are expected to be proficient in orchestration and computer notation software with an intermediate level of competency in MIDI sequencing and digital audio workstation production. The program does not require any specific prerequisite courses or training. However, preference may be given to applicants with extended compositional and/or technical background.

COURSES All students are encouraged to participate in the music-related courses offered by the AMFS artist-faculty and staff. In addition, AMFS offers courses in body awareness, including Alexander Technique. College credit is available for some courses (see page 27). For more information, please see www.aspenmusicfestival.com.

HOW TO APPLY Due date: December 1, 2010 Apply early for discounted application fee.

All items must be submitted together:* ■ Completed Application and Financial Assistance Application (pages 39 and 40) ■ Application fee ■ One set of scores ■ One CD of two recent works** ■ Current résumé In addition to the above requirements, students are strongly encouraged but not required to send two letters of recommendation, which may be used in the scholarship process. *All materials, including recordings, will not be returned. Please be sure all items on the Application Checklist (page 38) have been completed. Incomplete application packages may not be considered. **See page 38 for CD instructions. Note: Students may only apply to one program in any given year.

ASCAP FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP FOR FILM SCORING AND COMPOSITION The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) offers a fellowship, selected from the general pool, covering tuition, room, and board to a graduate composition student who is applying to the Susan and Ford Schumann Film Scoring Program.

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Half Session II July 25-August 21

HOW TO APPLY Due date: January 3, 2011 Apply early for discounted application fee.

All items must be submitted together:*

Staff member Chris Cecere works with ESARI students.

Edgar Stanton Audio Recording Studio

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he Edgar Stanton Audio Recording Institute (ESARI) provides an intensive four-week, full-time program of wide-ranging audio recording experiences, mainly of classical music. This program is designed for students preparing themselves for careers as recording engineers and sound designers. Most academic institutions allow credit for this program. The curriculum consists of classroom lectures as well as hands-on recording sessions in which participants assist in the recording of a wide variety of performing arts including symphonic orchestras, chamber ensembles, solo performers, operas, and choral groups. The Aspen Music Festival and School venues include a large concert stage, a modern concert hall, an intimate opera house, churches, and other settings. The regular engineering staff, typically ten members, ranges from the production manager (chief engineer) to additional engineers with various levels of professional expertise. The summer session is divided into four oneweek categories. Most lectures and demonstrations have the character of workshops— faculty and prominent guest lecturers from the professional audio industry work with the students on various recording projects. Lecture topics include: fundamentals of acoustics, psycho-acoustics, sound, and listening skills; microphone design and application; stereo microphone techniques and perspectives; and classical recording techniques in stereo and surround sound, including film ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL

sound. Students will assist the regular staff engineers and work with all components of a complex recording chain such as microphones, mixing-consoles, signal processing equipment, loudspeakers, amplifiers, automation, and recording work stations, in both the analog and digital domains. All AMFS performances are recorded and made available to the musicians as a finished CD. Participants will receive a syllabus and bibliography of available literature. Several standard texts will be recommended for purchase. Enrollment is limited to guarantee a small student-to-faculty ratio. State-of-theart equipment is made possible by sponsorships from leading companies: AKG Acoustics, Aphex Audio, DTS, Inc., Genelec Inc., Grace Design, JBL Pro Audio, Neumann USA, Sennheiser Electronic Corp., Pappas Consulting, and others. Thanks to generous gifts from the Sidney E. Frank Foundation, the Festival and School has added state-of-the-art recording equipment to its infrastructure, allowing AMFS students and engineers to better record and distribute summer performances around the world.

■ Completed Application and Financial Assistance Application (pages 39 and 40) ■ Application fee ■ Cover letter, describing your interest in the program ■ Current résumé In addition to the above requirements, students are strongly encouraged but not required to send two letters of recommendation, which may be used in the scholarship process. *All materials, including recordings, will not be returned. Please be sure all items on the Application Checklist (page 38) have been completed. Incomplete application packages may not be considered.

COURSES All students are encouraged to participate in the music-related courses offered by the AMFS artist-faculty and staff. In addition, AMFS offers courses in body awareness, including Alexander Technique. College credit is available for some courses (see page 27). For more information, please see www.aspenmusicfestival.com. STUDENT CATALOG 2011 | 31


Information for International Students

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he Aspen Music Festival and School welcomes nearly 200 international students over the course of each summer. In the 2010 season, students came to Aspen from more than thirty countries. The Office of Student Services is well acquainted with the challenges of studying abroad and is equipped to help you make your plans. Please read the following information before applying:

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY AND CORRESPONDENCE All written correspondence, including letters of recommendation, must be in English. If you are concerned about a potential language barrier when calling the Office of Student Services, you may wish to consult your long-distance carrier about telephone interpretation services. In Aspen all instruction, rehearsals, and master classes are conducted in English. Students must be proficient in English in order to fully participate in the program.

PAYMENT OF FEES All fees are payable in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. correspondent bank. Domestic and International Money Orders, checks drawn on U.S. banks, or credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, or American Express) are accepted. Checks should be payable to the Aspen Music Festival and School. 32 | STUDENT CATALOG 2011

FOREIGN MAIL FEE

VISA INFORMATION

All applicants living abroad, including residents of Canada and Mexico, will be charged a $30 fee in addition to the application fee. The fee is used to expedite the admissions process, as acceptance materials are sent via Federal Express. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to use express mail when corresponding with the AMFS.

The AMFS is authorized to issue I-20s for the M-1 (vocational or other non-academic student) visa only. Non-U.S. citizens who must enter the U.S. to attend the School will require an AMFS-issued I-20. The I-20 will be sent to admitted students after they have reserved their place. Attending students must pay a $200 fee to the U.S. government for I-20 processing. Most non-U.S. citizens will require an appointment with the U.S. Consulate in order to obtain the M-1 visa. Non-U.S. citizens not currently attending a year-round U.S. academic institution, but planning to enroll, will need to obtain both the M-1 visa (required for Aspen) and the F-1 visa through the year-round institution. Additional travel and visa-related costs should be a consideration. Please note: Entering the U.S. on a tourist visa for the purpose of attending the AMFS is in violation of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement policy. This information is intended to be used merely as a guideline. For specific questions, call 1-800-375-5283 within the U.S. or contact the U.S. Consulate in your country of residence. Information is also available online at http://uscis.gov and www.ice.gov/sevis. Further details will be sent to accepted students.

APPLICATION FORM Please use the first and last name and country of citizenship that appear on your passport. Also, please make sure that your foreign address is current and correct.

FINANCIAL AID FORM Students applying for a scholarship or financial assistance must make certain that all areas of the financial aid application are complete. Incomplete applications may result in ineligibility for aid. The scholarship committee is aware that other countries use different methods of calculating personal income. Please include a separate page to clarify your finances if necessary.

FELLOWSHIP LIVE AUDITION Students living abroad may receive permission to submit audio or video recordings in lieu of a live audition. Please call the Office of Student Services at 970-925-3254 for information.

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Enrollment and Other Fees

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ENROLLMENT FEES uition and all fees are due in full at registration. Tuition includes weekly lessons and chamber music coaching, an AMFS pass (good at all concerts except operas, special events, and benefits), lectures, seminars, and all classes and master classes. The health service fee, required of all students, provides unlimited access to the AMFS health team and provides supplemental insurance. Emergency medical service is provided for students by Aspen Valley Hospital. Health services also include programs for performance injuries, limited emergency dental care, mental health counseling, and health-oriented classes. The $100 security deposit is required of all students, including fellowship and full-tuition scholarship recipients, and is refundable subject to completion of the checkout procedure. All fees are payable in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. correspondent bank. Domestic and International Money Orders, checks drawn on U.S. banks, or credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, or American Express) are accepted. Checks should be payable to the Aspen Music Festival and School. Once a student has made a deposit or registered, all fees (including tuition, room, and board) are nonrefundable. The AMFS reserves the right to expel any student for violations of AMFS policy, city ordinances, or state or federal law without refunding any fees paid.

ENROLLMENT FEES Tuition Health Service Fee Security Deposit Room and Board Fee

FULL SESSION

HALF SESSION I OR II

$3,100 $185 $100 $3,200

$2,000 $115 $100 $2,000

ACCEPTANCE PROCEDURE An official letter of acceptance and reservation materials will be sent to students accepted to the AMFS. In order to reserve a place at the AMFS, students must return the following by the due date indicated in the acceptance letter: ■ Tuition deposit of $500 (nonrefundable, applicable toward tuition and fees) ■ Nonrefundable housing deposit of $1,000 (if applicable) ■ Reservation forms ■ Health services information forms Scholarship/fellowship awards and studio acceptance may be forfeited if appropriate forms have not been returned by the due date indicated in the acceptance letter. ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL

Extra lessons (in addition to the weekly private lessons included in tuition) should be arranged with the student’s desired teacher. Payment is negotiated and made directly to the teacher.

PRACTICE ROOM FEE Students may reserve a practice room with a piano three hours daily for the entire term of their study. The fee for full-session students to reserve a room is $80; $50 for half-session students. Students have one week from the day of registration to arrange a practice room refund. Percussion and harp students are required to pay the practice room/equipment fee.

FAMILY FESTIVAL PASSES Parents, spouses, and other family members who are in residence or visiting with a student for the summer may purchase a specially priced season pass good for all AMFS events (except operas, special events, and benefits) for $80 per week.

CAR REGISTRATION FEE Free buses are provided to transport students between all residential, rehearsal, and performance locations. In compliance with the auto disincentive initiatives of the City of Aspen, students who bring a car to Aspen will be assessed a $75 auto registration fee.

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Financial Assistance

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he Aspen Music Festival and School has a generous financial aid program that offers two forms of financial assistance to its students: scholarships and fellowships. Scholarships range from partial to full tuition, and fellowships cover full tuition as well as room and board in School housing. Approximately three-fourths of the AMFS student body receive some amount of financial assistance. The AMFS has several scholarships designated for minority students (see Question 8 on the Financial Assistance Application, page 40).

SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarship awards are available only to students enrolling in the full-session or special half-session programs (Classical Guitar, Composition, and Audio Recording Institute). Awards are based on a combination of

talent and financial need; a live audition is not required in order to receive a scholarship. Scholarship applicants must apply by January 3, 2011, or by their program deadline if it is earlier. Applicants are required to complete the financial assistance application. Accepted students must reserve their place at the AMFS within fourteen days of the date of the acceptance letter. Failure to do so will jeopardize scholarship offers.

FELLOWSHIPS The AMFS offers numerous fellowships to eight-week students who have achieved an exceptional level of performance. Fellowships are available to string, wind, brass, and harp players for participation in one of the AMFS orchestras, and to participants of the following programs: Aspen Opera Theater Center, Collaborative Artists, Center for Advanced Quartet Studies, Composition

Master Class and Individual Studies, and the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. Fellowships are merit-based, and are either awarded on the basis of competitive auditions held throughout the country or selected from the general pool of applicants depending on the instrument or program. A live audition is required for the following programs: Orchestral String Fellowship, Aspen Opera Theater Center, Collaborative Artists, and Center for Advanced Quartet Studies. Fellowship students receive tuition, room, and board in AMFS facilities, and may take advantage of the full curriculum of the AMFS. Students who choose not to live in AMFS facilities receive a stipend of $1,500 for the whole session, or $800 for the special half-session programs. All fellowship students will be assessed the health service fee and the security deposit.

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT Employment opportunities are available at the AMFS and in Aspen. Please be aware that student schedules are very busy and vary week to week, which may limit availability for work. Students must schedule employment around required rehearsal and performance obligations. Please inquire about positions and job openings at registration; information is not available before the start of the summer session. Jobs available through the AMFS may include copy-machine operator, poster-runner (must have a car), ticket-seller, parking crew, computer lab monitor, part-marker for the libraries, and usher for concerts. The AMFS’s Roaring Fork Music Lessons program provides advanced students with local private teaching opportunities. Advanced students can also participate in a Community Connections program, which provides informal performance jobs such as parties, weddings, and children’s programs, including several informal concert opportunities that require some communication with the audience.

RESIDENT ASSISTANTS

Artist-faculty member Robert Lipsett teaching in a Harris Concert Hall master class. 34 | STUDENT CATALOG 2011

There are twelve Resident Assistant positions available to students age twentyone and older. The application deadline for Resident Assistants is January 3, 2011. Please visit www.aspenmusicfestival.com for an application and job description. ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL


Endowed and Special Scholarships and Fellowships The Aspen Music Festival and School would like to thank the donors who have made the following scholarships possible. Prospective students may not apply for a specific listed scholarship; instead, all scholarships will be assigned by AMFS staff on the basis of merit and need. Stephen Abramson Memorial Scholarship ACC/AIA Foundation Music Scholarship ACC/Lady Fung Memorial Music Fellowship Freda Cohen Acker Scholarship Fund Claus Adam Memorial Scholarship American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Fellowship in Honor of James Conlon A Gift from Mercedes and Sid Bass Aspen Opera Theater Center Fellowship in Honor of Renée Fleming A Gift in from Mercedes and Sid Bass Terry and Les Anderson Endowed Scholarship ASCAP Foundation Fellowship for Conducting and Film Scoring Courtlandt D. Barnes, Jr. Scholarship Robert B. Eichholz Bequest Courtlandt D. Barnes, Jr. Opera Scholarship Merle M. Barr Endowed Piano or Organ Scholarship for Kansans Mary Allen Bates Memorial Scholarship Ed Berkeley Opera Fellowship Berns-Rothchild Quartet Scholarship Rose Frishman Blatt Memorial Scholarship for Female Pianist Bowers/Noyce Oboe Fellowship Endowed Scholarship in honor of the Brandfonbrener Family Per Brevig Trombone Scholarship Yefim Bronfman Scholarship in Memory of Janet Rae Naster The Bulkley-Flint Scholarship In Memory of Katherine MacKenty Bryan Kay and Matthew Bucksbaum Endowed Scholarships Kay and Matthew Bucksbaum New Horizons Fellowships The Chambers – Grant Fellowships Fund Marion and Leslie Chabay Endowed Memorial Scholarship Cisneros Scholarship Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Clarke Scholarships Henry Claessens Memorial Scholarship Clow-Odén Scholarship In Memory of J. Beach Clow and Olga Odén Miné Sawahara Crane Memorial Scholarship Joan Cundill Memorial Scholarship Martha Daube Memorial Piano Scholarship ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL

Terese David Memorial Scholarship Jan DeGaetani Memorial Scholarship Helen Warren DeGolyer Memorial Scholarship for Violin or Piano Dorothy DeLay Endowed Fellowship Edward H. Deming Memorial Piano Scholarship James DePreist Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Des Moines Symphony Guild Scholarship Edelstein Foundation Endowed Scholarship Robert Edgerton Memorial Cello Scholarship Richard and Deborah Felder Foundation Extraordinary Talent Vocal Fellowship Martha Fischer Memorial Scholarship Flug Anniversary Scholarship Gerald Logan Fulton Memorial Scholarship Rosemary and Richard Furman Opera Apprentice Fellowship Harriett and Richard Gold Endowed Scholarship Edward A. Goldstein Scholarship Marcelle Goltzer Memorial Scholarship Fondation Princesse Grace de Monaco Scholarships H. Paul Gudelsky Scholarship for Guitar Lynette Gutner Memorial Piano Scholarship Lillian and Gordon Hardy Endowed Scholarships and Fellowships Eugenie Harris Scholarship Fund Joan W. Harris Endowed Scholarships for Minority Students Robert Harth Scholarship William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarships for Minority Musicians Ellen and Irv Hockaday Endowed Scholarship Indianapolis Scholarship Fund Beverley Peck Johnson Voice Scholarship Jaquish-Kenninger Scholarship Seth Kahn Endowed Fellowship for Brass Ruth S. Kahn Endowed Scholarship In Memory of her husband, son and sonin-law David A. Karetsky Memorial Fellowship for a Young Conductor The Katcher Family Miami Scholarships Jane W. Kitselman Chamber Music Fellowships Sidney Knapp Memorial Scholarship

Donna and Edwin Kornfeld Piano Scholarship Doris B. Kovner Endowed Chamber Music Scholarship Therese S. and Harry J. Lackritz Scholarship Fred O. Lane Memorial Lemonade Stand Scholarships Harry and Effie Lerner Endowed Scholarships Raphael Levy Memorial Foundation Scholarship, In Honor of Edward Levy Ruth S. Luby Endowed Scholarship Munro L. Lyeth Endowed Scholarship for Pianists Helen Mack Memorial Piano Scholarship Wilma and Ernst Martens Endowed Scholarships Susan and Larry Marx Endowed Scholarship Charles E. Merrill Trust Scholarship Jorge Mester Conducting Scholarship Sue and Leonard Miller Scholarship for an African American Caroline and John Moore Scholarship Musical Merit Foundation of Greater San Diego/Aspen Scholarship Becky and Michael Murray Endowed Scholarship Elizabeth W. Musser Memorial Scholarship Marcie and Robert Musser Endowed Scholarships Janet Rae Naster Scholarship for a Member of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra Neuman Family Foundation Scholarship National Association of Teachers of Singing Foundation Scholarship National Federation of Music Clubs Scholarship Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Scholarship Charles Owen Memorial Scholarship Elizabeth Paepcke Memorial Piano Scholarship PALS program Supported by Community Banks of Colorado - Aspen and Basalt and Les Dames d’Aspen The Fonda and Charles Paterson Scholarship In Memory of Steve Shanzer Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation Fellowship STUDENT CATALOG 2011 | 35


Endowed and Special Scholarships and Fellowships Michael and Ellen Pokress Memorial Scholarship for Strings Anne and Arnold Porath Endowed Scholarship Fund Portland Youth Philharmonic Association Scholarship Jean Wood Preston Scholarship Lois Risley Endowed Flute Scholarship Ruth Coates Roush Endowed Cello Scholarship Olga Ryss Memorial Scholarship Stuart Sankey Endowed Scholarship Fund Jules Selcer Endowed Scholarship Jacob Shaham Memorial Scholarship Galen Shea Memorial Scholarship Sigma Alpha Iota National Vocal Scholarship Edward A. Smith Memorial Scholarship Dorothy K. Sommer Memorial Scholarship Spiegel Family Scholarship

Fraternity of Friends Sponsored Scholarships for Winners of the Music Center of Los Angeles County Spotlight Awards Edgar Stanton Audio Recording Institute Endowed Scholarship Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Cita and Irwin Stelzer Fellowship In Memory of Marina Stelzer The John N. Stern Endowed Scholarships for students currently enrolled at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music Nancy Stessin Memorial Piano Scholarship Jack Strandberg Endowed Scholarships Andrea and Lubert Stryer Flute Scholarship Talented Students in the Arts Initiative, a collaboration of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Surdna Foundation Fellowships Goodrich and Norris Taylor Scholarship

Rose Palmai-Tenser Scholarship Becky Topelson Piano Scholarship Sylvia Eisenberg Tucker Memorial Scholarships Aube Tzerko Memorial Piano Scholarship Roberta and Terry Turkat Endowed Spotlight Award Scholarship Van Straaten Flute Scholarship Linda and Dennis Vaughn Scholarship David and Ann Verdrager Memorial Scholarship Audrey J. Walton Missouri Scholarships Eleanore Mullen Weckbaugh Foundation Scholarships Helen F. Whitaker Fellowships Avedis Zildjian Co. Percussion Scholarship City of Zurich Art Prize Scholarship 1954 Willy’s Pick Up Truck Scholarship

Endowed Chairs and Programs The largest single endowment objective in the Future in Concert campaign was faculty salary enhancement. As part of this campaign, the Festival and School accepted and met an exciting challenge from an anonymous donor. Upon raising our goal of $7 million for faculty salary enhancement, this generous individual donated an additional $1 million gift. We would like to extend special thanks to all of the contributors who helped us meet this challenge. We will continue to work to secure endowment for faculty positions and many other programs. Endowed programs span many facets of the Festival and School, guaranteeing that excellent quality will be maintained and that new programs will receive the funding necessary to achieve excellence. Chairs may be named in honor of the donor or someone designated by the donor.

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Anonymous Donors ........................................................................................................................Faculty Salary Enhancement Fund Susan and Ford Schumann .............................................................................................................Center for Composition Studies Composers-in-Residence Film Scoring Program Kay and Matthew Bucksbaum............................................................................................................New Horizons Faculty Chairs Marty Flug ..........................................................................................................................................Dorothy DeLay Violin Faculty Chair Judy and Lanny Gertler .................................................Judy and Lanny Gertler Faculty Salary Enhancement Fund Elizabeth W. Musser................................................................................................................Robert McDuffie Violin Faculty Chair Marcie and Robert Musser ........................................................................................................................................Quartet-in-Residence Simms Family Foundation........................................................................................................Simms Family Piano Faculty Chair Ron D. Streicher ........................................................................Edgar Stanton Audio Recording Institute Endowed Fund Kay and Kenneth R. Whiting............................................................................................................................Guest Pianist Residency Mary and David Zinman ................................................................................................................Isaac Stern Concertmaster Chair

ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL


Board of Trustees and Staff BOARD OF TRUSTEES Kay Bucksbaum, Chair Fonda Paterson, Vice Chair Michael Murray, Treasurer Danner Schefler, Secretary Alan Fletcher, President and CEO Nadine Asin Tom Baer Ed Berkeley Sandra K. Bishop Mitchell Caplan Martin Carver John Donnell Jerry Eberhardt Stefan Edlis Alan Englander Nanette B. Finger Jane Frazer Ann B. Friedman

Nancy Goeres Sanford Grossman Jonathan Haas David Halen Per Hannevold Connie Heard Shirley B. Helzberg Ellen J. Hockaday Sydney Hodkinson Robert Hurst Gerald Katcher Michael Klein Barbara Koval Fred Kucker Ray Mase Anthony Mazza Stephanie Naidoff Janet O’Connor Patricia Papper

Virginia Pearce Allen Questrom John Rojak Arlene Lidsky Salomon Jane Sherman Cita Stelzer Alison Teal Joaquin Valdepeñas Carrie Wells Harriet Zimmerman Walter Isaacson, ex-officio

HONORARY TRUSTEES Gordon Hardy, President Emeritus Joan W. Harris Itzhak Perlman Pinchas Zukerman

LIFE TRUSTEES Paula Bernstein William Bernstein Matthew Bucksbaum Noël R. Congdon Marian Lyeth Davis Alfred Dietsch John Doremus William Dunaway Martin Flug Gerri Karetsky Nancy Odén Charles Paterson Betty Schermer W. Ford Schumann Dennis Vaughn Kenneth R. Whiting

STAFF

Executive Office Alan Fletcher President and CEO Stephanie Krolick Executive Assistant Artistic Administration Asadour Santourian Vice President for Artistic Administration and Artistic Advisor Frances Atkins Program Book Manager Institutional Advancement Molly McArdle Vice President for Institutional Advancement Laura Smith Director of Marketing and Public Relations Janice Szabo Public Relations Manager Courtney Thompson Publications Coordinator Diane Stine Guest Services Coordinator Eric Woodhams Marketing and New Media Associate Kat Berg Donor Records Manager Lenor Leeds Development Coordinator Jenny Lyons Special Events Coordinator Finance and Administration Jennifer B. Elliot Vice President for Finance and Administration Scott Crawford Director of Accounting David Forsman Controller Fritz Grueter Manager of Information Services Donna Phelps Assistant Controller

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Management and Operations Matthew Loden Vice President and General Manager Matthew Ritter Director of Operations Deborah Barnekow Director of Educational Outreach Peter Estock Meadows Facility Manager Sean Kehoe Operations and Safety Manager Glenn Ledesma Campus Facilities Manager Heidi Lord Office Manager Mary Rechlitz Contracts Administrator and Assistant to the General Manager Karen Smart Director of Ticket Services Inga Lark Director of Housing

Student Services Joan Gordon Vice President and Dean Jennifer Johnston Associate Dean Sarah Babb Mazur Manager of Student Services Molly Noel Admissions Officer and Scholarship Coordinator Meg Sippey Admissions Officer and Housing Coordinator

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Application Checklist 1. Check application deadlines and fees on inside front cover and “how to applyâ€? section for your program. 2. Sign up for a live audition at www.aspenmusicfestival. com for the following programs ONLY: Ĺż Ä•Ĺż-# ./-'Ĺż/-$)"Ĺż ''*2.#$+ Ĺż Ä•Ĺż.+ )Ĺż+ -Ĺż# / -Ĺż )/ Ĺż Ä•Ĺż*''*-/$1 Ĺż-/$./.Ĺż-*"-( 3. Complete the AMFS application for admission on page 39. Ä•Ĺż ' /Ĺż4*0-Ĺż/#- Ĺż$)./-0/*-.Ĺż!-*(Ĺż/# Ĺż-/$./ÄŚ!0'/4Ĺż'$./Ĺż/Ĺż www.aspenmusicfestival.com. Note: Not all artist-faculty teach for the full eight weeks. If you are applying as a full-session student, and your first-choice teacher is only here for a half session, please list a teacher for the other half session on the same line. Ä•Ĺż++'$)/.Ĺż(0./Ĺż'$./Ĺż/#- Ĺż-/$./ÄŚ!0'/4Ĺż2$/#Ĺż2#*(Ĺż/# 4Ĺż are committed to study. It is unlikely we can accommodate teacher changes after January 3, 2011. Note: Audition recordings are not necessarily reviewed by all three requested teachers. Ä•Ĺż++'$/$*)Ĺż!*-(.Ĺż2$/#Ĺż0)).2 - Ĺż+*-/$*).Ĺż)Ä­Ĺż*-Ĺż/# Ĺż absence of proper signatures will not be processed. Ä•Ĺż )$/ Ĺż4*0-Ĺż. ..$*)Ĺż*!Ĺż./04Ä? Ä• Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the full eight-week session. Ä• It is unlikely that we can accommodate changes in session—especially the change from full to half session. 4. Enclose recordings (check the program to which you are applying for CD or DVD requirements). Ä•Ĺż )Ĺż*+$ .Ä?Ĺż)*/Ĺż*-$"$)'.Ä?Ĺż.Ĺż/# 4Ĺż2$''Ĺż)*/Ĺż Ĺż- /0-) Ä? Ä•Ĺż#Ĺż$.Ĺż(0./Ĺż Ĺż+&" Ĺż$)Ĺż$/.Ĺż*2)Ĺż% 2 'Ĺż. Ĺż*-Ĺż.' 1 Ä? Ä•Ĺż  'Ĺż/# Ĺż$..Ĺż)Ĺż.+$) .Ĺż*!Ĺż

Ĺż% 2 'Ĺż. .Ĺż2$/#Ĺż4*0-Ĺż name and instrument using a permanent marker (even if the spine is narrow). Ä•Ĺż-$/ Ĺż/# Ĺż/-&Ĺż'$./$)".Ĺż*)Ĺż/# Ĺż% 2 'ÄŚ. Ĺż*1 -Ĺż*-Ĺż*)Ĺż/# Ĺż disc. Ä•Ĺż$ */+ .Ä?Ĺż.Ä?Ĺż($)$$..Ä?Ĺż)Ĺż.. // .Ĺż2$''Ĺż)*/Ĺż Ĺż accepted. 5. Enclose appropriate number of scores and recordings as specified in the program to which you are applying. Ä•Ĺż )Ĺż*+$ .Ä?Ĺż)*/Ĺż*-$"$)'.Ä?Ĺż.Ĺż/# 4Ĺż2$''Ĺż)*/Ĺż Ĺż- /0-) Ä? 6. Complete the financial assistance application on page 40. Ä•Ĺż*-Ĺż.#*'-.#$+Ĺż*-Ĺż! ''*2.#$+Ĺż*).$ -/$*)Ä?Ĺż./0 )/.Ĺż(0./Ĺż apply for the full-session or special half-session programs (Guitar, Composition Individual Studies program, Audio Recording, and Film Scoring). Ä•Ĺż$))$'Ĺż..$./) Ĺż!*-(.Ĺż(4Ĺż Ĺż. )/Ĺż. +-/ '4Ĺż4Ĺż parents.

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7. Enclose your current rĂŠsumĂŠ. 8. Enclose the appropriate nonrefundable application fee. Ä•Ĺż Ĺż$).$ Ĺż*1 -Ĺż*-Ĺż++'$/$*)Ĺż$/. '!Ĺż!*-Ĺż'$./$)"Ĺż*!Ĺż! .Ä? ĕſſ Ĺż  ſđſ)'*. Ĺż)Ĺż additional $30 foreign mailing fee. 9. Mail your application by your program’s deadline. ĕſſ++'$/$*).Ĺż2$''Ĺż)*/Ĺż Ĺż +/ Ä? Ä•Ĺż++'$/$*).Ĺż.#*0'Ĺż Ĺż($' Ĺż/*Ä‘Ĺż Office of Student Services Aspen Music Festival and School 2 Music School Road Aspen, CO 81611 Ä•Ĺż# Ĺż0. Ĺż*!ſſ/-&$)"Ĺż)0( -Ĺż$.Ĺż- *(( ) Ä?Ĺż Ä•Ĺż++'$)/.Ĺż2$''Ĺż-  $1 Ĺż)Ĺż ($'Ĺż&)*2' "$)"Ĺż-  $+/Ĺż*!Ĺż application (please allow several weeks). Ä•Ĺż/0 )/.Ĺż- Ĺż./-*)"'4Ĺż )*0-" Ĺż0/Ĺż)*/Ĺż- ,0$- Ĺż/*Ĺż. )Ĺż two letters of recommendation which may be used in the scholarship process.

Follow these guidelines when submitting audition recordings: Recordings are a required part of the application process for all students, new and returning. They are used by artist-faculty members to select students for their private studios and to make scholarship recommendations. Acceptance to the Aspen Music Festival and School is contingent upon acceptance into a private studio. â–  DVDs (strings and piano only) and CDs (all other instruments) must be compatible with U.S. playback equipment. â–  Recordings will not be returned. Please do not send originals. â–  Videotapes, DATs, minidiscs, and cassettes will not be accepted. Note: DVDs (strings and piano only) and CDs (all other instruments) should be of the highest-possible artistic and audio quality. Applicants should play the pieces straight through with pauses only where they belong and with no artificial reverberation. Please record all orchestral excerpts under the same conditions, i.e. location and microphone distance. Labeling instructions â–  Label all discs and the spines of ALL cases with your name and instrument using a permanent marker (even if the spine is narrow). â–  Write the track listings on the jewel-case cover or directly on the disc itself. â–  Each disc must be packaged in its own jewel case or sleeve.

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Application for Admission

Aspen Music Festival and School | June 22– August 21, 2011 | Aspen, Colorado

Please type or print clearly. Personal Information Ms. Mr.

Date of Birth: Month______________________ Day _______________ Year __________

__________________________________________________________________ LAST (FAMILY NAME)

FIRST

MIDDLE

___________________________________________________________________ PREFERED FIRST NAME

SS# _________________________ Country of Citizenship ________________________ Parents’ Names ___________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ PARENTS’ DAYTIME TELEPHONE #

Current Mailing Address (valid until: Month _____________ Day ______ Year ________)

Permanent or Home Address (if different from current mailing addres)

______________________________________________________________________________________________________ NUMBER AND STREET APARTMENT #

______________________________________________________________________________________________________ NUMBER AND STREET APARTMENT #

______________________________________________________________________________________________________ CITY STATE ZIP CODE COUNTRY

______________________________________________________________________________________________________ CITY STATE ZIP CODE COUNTRY

______________________________________________________________________________________________________ TELEPHONE # CELL PHONE #

______________________________________________________________________________________________________ TELEPHONE # CELL PHONE #

______________________________________________________________________________________________________ E-MAIL ADDRESS

______________________________________________________________________________________________________ E-MAIL ADDRESS

SESSION: Full Session (6/22–8/21) Half Session: HS1 (6/22–7/24) OR HS2 (7/25–8/21) (check one only; note that Full Session is required for Conducting, Opera, and Collaborative Artists applicants) MAJOR STUDY: Indicate program to which you are applying. Note: Applicants may only apply to one program. Opera Theater Center ___________________________________ (voice type)

Guitar (HS2)

Strings (instrument, required) ____________________________________________

Winds (instrument, required) _______________________________________________________

Composition Master Class (HS1)

Composition Individual Studies (HS2)

Conductor in AACA (instrument) _______________________________________

Harp

Film Scoring (HS1)

ACE

Percussion

Collaborative Artists

Piano

Audio Recording Institute (HS2)

Advanced Quartet Studies (quartet name, instrument) ____________________________________

If you are also applying for a fellowship on an auxiliary instrument listed below, please check the appropriate box. Piccolo

English Horn

Bass Clarinet

Second and E-flat Clarinet

Contrabassoon

INSTRUCTOR DESIRED (must choose three; see page 38, #3 for instructions): Be sure to check our web site (www.aspenmusicfestival.com) for updated artist-faculty residencies before making your selections. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ FIRST CHOICE ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ SECOND CHOICE ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ THIRD CHOICE

Have you attended the AMFS previously?

Yes

No If yes, when? _______________

I am enclosing one of the following application fees (fees are nonrefundable): NOTE: All dates are POSTMARK DATES . $25 through Nov. 1 $75 Nov. 2–Dec. 15 $125 Dec. 16–Jan. 3 I live abroad and, in addition to the application fee, am including the mandatory $30 mailing fee. Visa

MasterCard

American Express

Check # _______________

Credit Card # ______________________________________________________________ (Be sure to write clearly)

AMFS major teacher(s) ______________________________________________________

Expiration Date ______________Three-digit verification number (on back of card) ______

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Credit Card Billing Address __________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________ PRESENT SCHOOL OR POSITION

Credit Card Billing Zip Code _________________________________________________

Principal music instructors and/or private teachers:

Signature of Cardholder _____________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Please make checks or money orders payable to: Aspen Music Festival and School

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Mail all to: Office of Student Services, 2 Music School Road, Aspen, CO 81611

I am enclosing the following materials: A current résumé Two copies of a recent conducting DVD (conducting only) _____ Sets of scores (composition only) _____ Audition DVDs or CDs DVDs CDs Completed financial assistance application

I understand that the information in this application is true to the best of my knowledge and that the recording submitted is my own unedited performance. I also understand that the Aspen Music Festival and School reserves the right to discharge students who have submitted false or misleading information in the application process. If accepted as a student of the Aspen Music Festival and School, I agree to abide by AMFS regulations. I agree not to bring any alcoholic beverages or firearms onto AMFS premises or to possess or engage in the illegal use of drugs while a student of the Aspen Music Festival and School. Students are expected (in their academic conduct) to comport themselves with basic

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Signature of Applicant (required of all applicants)

Date

standards of honesty and character. Plagiarism, cheating, and dishonesty in AMFS-related matters are prohibited and can result in a student’s dismissal from the AMFS without refunding any part of the fees paid. The applicant consents to the creation and distribution of any recording, broadcast, or electronic transmission of any kind, without compensation, made by the AMFS or any AMFSapproved entities while he/she is a student at the AMFS. The applicant similarly consents to the use of his/her likeness in photographs, video, or any visual media created and distributed by the AMFS or AMFS-approved entities. I understand a non-refundable tuition deposit ($500 or balance of tuition) is required by the due date in the acceptance letter.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE INFORMATION (Financial assistance is only available to students enrolling in the full session or select half session programs) Are you applying for a scholarship? Yes No Are you applying for a fellowship? Yes No Note: In order to be considered for scholarship or fellowship aid, applicants must complete the reverse side of this form. If you wish to be considered for scholarship assistance, your complete application must be postmarked by January 3, 2011. No scholarships will be awarded to any applicant submitting an application after the January 3 postmark date.

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Signature of Parent or Guardian (required if applicant is under 18 years of age)

Date


Financial Assistance Application Financial assistance is available only to students enrolling in the full-session or select halfsession programs. All applicants for financial assistance must complete this application in its entirety. Unanswered portions and/or absence of proper signatures will constitute an incomplete application and will disqualify the applicant from consideration. Information will be held in strict confidence.

Parents’ Information Father or Guardian Home Address Nature of Business Position Held Name of Employer

Applicant’s Information

Mother or Guardian

Ms. Mr. 1. 2.

3. 4. 5.

6.

7. 8.

9.

10.

Home Address LAST (FAMILY NAME)

FIRST

MIDDLE

2010 Gross Income $__________________ 2009 Gross Income $_____________ Nature of Job__________________________________________________________ Financial resources available for coming summer: Cash on hand $ ______________ Assistance from family $___________________ Other assistance for summer 2011 (e.g., scholarships, grants, loans, gifts, etc.) ____________________________________________________________________ Estimated 2011 Gross Income until June $ ________________________________ Did or will you pay Federal Income Tax for 2010? (estimate) Yes No Amount $_______________________ Do you own a car? Yes No Make______________ Year ____________ Purchase Price $_______________________Current Value $ __________________ Are you or have you ever been the recipient of any financial aid (scholarship, grant, award, or prize) given by an educational institution? Yes No If so, name title of award, period covered, source, and amount:______________ _____________________________________________________________________ Are you the recipient of any educational funds (scholarship, grant, award, or prize) from any country, state, organization, or individual specifically for your attendance at the Aspen Music Festival and School during 2011? Yes No If so, name title of award, source, and amount:_____________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Without a scholarship, will you still be able to attend the Aspen Music Festival and School? Yes No The Aspen Music Festival and School has several scholarships designated for minority students (i.e., African American, Native American . . .). If you feel you qualify for one of these, please check here: The Aspen Music Festival and School has been given funds to assist students with disabilities. Would you like information about support services for students with disabilities? Yes No Check below if you are a member of: Mu Phi Epsilon National Federation of Music Clubs Sigma Alpha Iota

Nature of Business Position Held Name of Employer

Dependents, excluding Applicant (include age[s], relationship[s], and note degree[s] of dependency—full or partial) ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Financial Independence 1.

Are you over 23 years of age? Yes No 2. Are you a graduate student? Yes No 3. Are you married, a ward of the court, or a veteran? Yes No If yes, please specify __________________________________________________ 4. Are you supporting any dependents (i.e., children, elderly parent)? Yes No If yes, please specify __________________________________________________ If you have answered “Yes” to one or more of the above questions, you may claim yourself financially independent. Skip questions 5, 6, and 7, and provide your personal financial information below. If you have answered “No” to all questions 1—4, you must answer the following questions (5, 6, and 7). 5. Did you live in your parents’ home for more than six consecutive weeks in the past year? Yes No 6. Do your parents list you as a tax exemption on their Federal Income Tax Return? Yes No 7. Have you received more than $2,000 assistance from your parents in the past year? (This includes clothing, medical care, insurance, etc.) Yes No If you have answered “no” to all questions 5, 6, and 7, above, then you may claim yourself financially independent and should provide your and your spouse’s (if applicable) personal data below. If you have answered “yes” to one or more of the above questions, you may not claim yourself financially independent, and you must have your parents submit the required financial data below.

Financial Information · All applicants must fill out information below. If claiming financial independence, provide applicant’s data. International students may omit tax information. 2010 Gross Income

Estimated 2011 Gross Income

Real Estate Values

Savings Account

Other Investments (i.e. state, property)

Father or Self, if Independent: Mother or Spouse, if Independent: Amount Owed on Real Estate

Obligations and Loans (credit cards, bank loans, family obligations)

Business Expenses

Taxes excluding Federal Income (i.e. state, property)

Other

Father or Self, if Independent: Mother or Spouse, if Independent:

Estimated Federal Income Tax paid in 2010: Father $ ___________________________ Mother $ ___________________________ FATHER’S SIGNATURE APPLICANT’S SIGNATURE

DATE

MOTHER’S SIGNATURE

DATE DATE

I understand that only full-session students and select half-session program students are eligible for scholarship consideration and that this application will not be considered until the application for admission, the proper application fee, résumé, and the appropriate number of recordings have been submitted. Additional information or comments may be attached on a separate page.


Artist-Faculty

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

This artist-faculty list is accurate as of September 10, 2010. Please visit www.aspenmusicfestival.com before requesting teachers, for the most up-to-date artist-faculty list and bios.

PRESIDENT AND CEO Alan Fletcher VICE PRESIDENT AND DEAN Joan Gordon VOICE Vinson Cole Elizabeth Hynes Stephen King W. Stephen Smith ASPEN OPERA THEATER CENTER Edward Berkeley, director Richard Bado 2 Florence Blager, voice workshop Elizabeth Buccheri 3 Miah Im 3 Kenneth Merrill Gayletha Nichols 3, 7 Jennifer Ringo 3 Diane Zola 3, 7 PIANO Misha Dichter 3, 7 Joseph Kalichstein 2 Yoheved Kaplinsky Anton Nel 5 John O’Conor Ann Schein Rita Sloan Virginia Weckstrom Wu Han 5 COLLABORATIVE ARTISTS Rita Sloan, director VIOLIN Renata Arado 7 Earl Carlyss 7 Laurie Carney 3, 7 Eugene Drucker 3, 7 Herbert Greenberg David Halen Cornelia Heard Paul Kantor Masao Kawasaki Alexander Kerr 5 Gary Levinson 3, 7 Espen Lilleslåtten Cho-Liang Lin 5 Robert Lipsett Robert McDuffie 3, 7 Sylvia Rosenberg Philip Setzer 3, 7 Naoko Tanaka Bing Wang 6 Peter Winograd 3, 7

VIOLA Daniel Avshalomov 3, 7 Catharine Carroll Victoria Chiang 5 James Dunham 5 Lawrence Dutton 3, 7 Jeffrey Irvine 6 Masao Kawasaki Lynne Ramsey 3, 7 Sabina Thatcher 5 Stephen Wyrczynski 6 CELLO Richard Aaron 4 Darrett Adkins David Finckel 3, 7 Alan Harris Eric Kim 5 Wolfram Koessel 3, 7 Michael Mermagen Andrew Shulman 6 BASS Bruce Bransby Christopher Hanulik 5 Albert Laszlo Edgar Meyer 3, 7 FLUTE Martha Aarons 5 Nadine Asin Bonita Boyd 6 Mark Sparks OBOE Jeannette Bittar Pedro Diaz, English horn 3 Elaine Douvas 6 Robert Walters, English horn 2 Richard Woodhams 5

TRUMPET Kevin Cobb Raymond Mase Louis Ranger TROMBONE Per Brevig Christopher Dudley 3 Michael Powell John D. Rojak, bass trombone TUBA Warren Deck PERCUSSION Jonathan Haas David Herbert Douglas Howard 5 Thomas Stubbs 6 HARP Nancy Allen 6 Deborah Hoffman 5 CLASSICAL GUITAR 6 Sharon Isbin, director 6 CHAMBER MUSIC Fumiko Kawasaki 7 Members of the artist-faculty CENTER FOR ADVANCED QUARTET STUDIES Earl Carlyss, director 7 James Dunham 5 Sylvia Rosenberg American String Quartet 3 Emerson String Quartet 3 Jupiter String Quartet 3 Takács Quartet 3

CLARINET Burt Hara 5 Bil Jackson 6 Theodore Oien Joaquin Valdepeñas

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE Lauren Schiff

BASSOON Nancy Goeres Per Hannevold

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CONDUCTING AT ASPEN Larry Rachleff, guest director Robert Spano, guest director Hugh Wolff, guest director Murry Sidlin, associate director and program coordinator Asadour Santourian, administrator

FRENCH HORN Eli Epstein 5 David Wakefield John Zirbel

LUTHIER Joan Balter

Master classes only Leave of absence 2010 Limited length of residence Leave of absence 2011 Half session I only Half session II only Does not teach privately

SUSAN AND FORD SCHUMANN CENTER FOR COMPOSITION STUDIES Master Class Program 5 Christopher Rouse 5 Matthias Pintscher 5 Individual Studies Program 6 Sydney Hodkinson George Tsontakis 6 Film Scoring Program 5 Thomas Haines, director 5 Jeff Rona 3 Jack Smalley 3 Mark Isham ASPEN CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE Sydney Hodkinson, conductor EDGAR STANTON AUDIO RECORDING INSTITUTE 6 Juergen Wahl ENSEMBLES-IN-RESIDENCE American Brass Quintet American String Quartet 3 Emerson String Quartet 3 Jupiter String Quartet 3 Takács Quartet 3 ARTIST-FACULTY EMERITUS Adele Addison, voice Robert Biddlecome, trombone Gabriel Chodos, piano Carole Cowan, violin Michael Czajkowski, composition John Graham, viola William Grubb, cello Irene Gubrud, voice Gordon Hardy, president, dean Jennifer John, violin Eugene Levinson, bass Jorge Mester, music director Antoinette Perry, piano Sylvia Plyler, AOTC Dennis Smylie, bass clarinet Paul Sperry, voice Herbert Stessin, piano Viviane Thomas, voice Martin Verdrager, theory Dick Waller, clarinet Won-Bin Yim, violin


Music Associates of Aspen 2 Music School Road Aspen, Colorado 81611

(970) 925-3254 www.aspenmusicfestival.com

NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR

SUMMER 2011!


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