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The ABS ACADEMY is a tuition-free advanced training program exclusively for emerging professionals and highly accomplished students of Historically Informed Performance Practice.

The 2024 ABS Academy will offer studies in period instrument violin, viola, violoncello, viola da gamba, violone and contrabass, flute, oboe, harpsichord, and voice.

The American Bach Soloists ACADEMY was founded in 2010 with the purpose of providing mentorship and artistic support to those musicians who are seeking to bridge the gap between advanced conservatory, university, or personal studies and an emerging career, either as soloists, chamber musicians, or with professional early music institutions.

Since the ACADEMY's inaugural year, more than 500 participants have been admitted from around the world, representing Australia, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Republic of Singapore, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, the United States, and Venezuela.

Drawing on their distinguished roster of performers—named “the best American specialists in early music” by The Washington Post—the American Bach Soloists ACADEMY offers advanced conservatory-level students and young professionals unique opportunities to study and perform Baroque music in a multi-disciplinary learning environment.

Applicants must submit at least two letters of recommendation from professionals including teachers and performers who can thoughtfully comment on the applicant's musical abilities with appropriate acumen. Choose, if possible, a professional in the field who knows your current level of playing or singing, and who functions in a supervisory (or directorial) role. A third letter of recommendation is optional but encouraged.

Audition requirements are visible after you select a program (right column) or by viewing Audition Repertory Guidelines.

Applications Deadline is February 28 2024

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