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Welcome to the Acceptd application page for Eastern Music Festival.

Applications for 2021 are closed.



Founded in 1961, Eastern Music Festival is an internationally-renowned classical music festival located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Eastern Music Festival is an outstanding summer educational experience for talented, dedicated young artists. 

The health and safety of our Festival participants is our number one priority. EMF is working with local and state health officials, our Guilford College hosts, venue partners, and reopening specialists to update guidelines and protocols designed to keep our students, faculty, staff, and patrons safe.

Updates for Summer 2021 include:

  • Smaller class sizes
  • Decreased student density indoors
  • Modified dining services
  • Increased use of open-air spaces

EMF will continue to follow local, state, and federal mandates and may need to quickly shift in-person programming, as needed.


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FIVE-WEEK PROGRAMS: 

ORCHESTRA PROGRAM - Ages 14-23 (cannot turn 24 prior to August 1)
Dates: June 26-July 31
To Apply: Fill out an application and upload your audition/application materials through Acceptd.
Application Deadline: February 21, 2021 - Extended to March 5, 2021
Application Fee: $75 ($35 if applying prior to January 1, 2021)
Refer to the audition requirements for your instrument before submitting your audition materials.

PIANO PROGRAM - Ages 14-23 (cannot turn 24 prior to August 1)
Dates: June 26-July 31
To Apply: Fill out an application and upload your audition/application materials through Acceptd.
Application Deadline: February 21, 2021 - Extended to March 5, 2021
Application Fee: $75 ($35 if applying prior to January 1, 2021)
Refer to the audition requirements for your instrument before submitting your audition materials.

CONDUCTING INSTITUTE SCHOLARS - Must be 18 or older
Dates: June 26-July 31
To Apply: Fill out an application and upload your audition/application materials through Acceptd.
Application Deadline: February 21, 2021 - Extended to March 5, 2021
Application Fee: $75 ($35 if applying prior to January 1, 2021)
Refer to the audition requirements before submitting your materials.

TWO-WEEK PROGRAMS:

EUPHONIUM TUBA INSTITUTE - Ages 14-23
Dates: June 26-July 10
To Apply: Fill out an application and upload your audition/application materials through Acceptd.
Application Deadline: February 21, 2021 - Extended to March 5, 2021
Application Fee: $75 ($35 if applying prior to January 1, 2021)
Refer to the audition requirements before submitting your materials.

CLASSICAL GUITAR SUMMIT - Ages 14 or older (High School and College Divisions)
Dates: July 17-July 31
To Apply: Fill out an application and upload your audition/application materials through Acceptd.
Application Deadline: February 21, 2021 - Extended to March 5, 2021
Application Fee: $75 ($35 if applying prior to January 1, 2021)
Refer to the audition requirements before submitting your materials.

FELLOWSHIPS:

STRING FELLOWSHIPS – Must be between the ages of 23 and 33 (cannot turn 34 prior to August 1)
Dates: June 24-July 31
To Apply: Fill out an application and upload your audition/application materials through Acceptd.
Application Deadline: February 21, 2021 - Extended to March 5, 2021
Application Fee: $75 ($35 if applying prior to January 1, 2021)
Refer to the audition requirements before submitting your materials.

TROMBONE FELLOWSHIP – Must be between the ages of 21 and 33 (cannot turn 34 prior to August 1)
Dates: June 24-July 31
To Apply: Fill out an application and upload your audition/application materials through Acceptd.
Application Deadline: February 21, 2021 - Extended to March 5, 2021
Application Fee: $75 ($35 if applying prior to January 1, 2021)
Refer to the audition requirements before submitting your materials.

PIANO FELLOWSHIP – Must be between the ages of 23 and 33 (cannot turn 34 prior to August 1)
Dates: June 24-July 31
To Apply: Fill out an application and upload your audition/application materials through Acceptd.
Application Deadline: February 21, 2021 - Extended to March 5, 2021
Application Fee: $75 ($35 if applying prior to January 1, 2021)
Refer to the 
audition requirements before submitting your materials.

For technical difficulties and trouble uploading your video, please check out our Help Desk for frequently asked questions.

If you have any questions about Eastern Music Festival and the application process, please contact Dr. Melissa Edwards, Director of Education at (336) 333-7450 x. 227 or admissions@easternmusicfestival.org.