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Welcome to the Acceptd application page for Eastern Music Festival.

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2022.


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. 


“For the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, EMF has followed strict protocols during the Covid-19 pandemic, including requiring all students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated for our 2021 and 2022 festival seasons. We continue to evaluate our protocols as more knowledge is gained and are reviewing our requirements for 2023.  We will provide more information as we learn more about the possible effects of Covid-19 in 2023.”
 

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FIVE-WEEK PROGRAMS: 

ORCHESTRA PROGRAM - Ages 14-23 (cannot turn 24 prior to August 1)
***See String Leadership Program below***

Dates: June 24-July 29
To Apply: Fill out an application and upload your audition/application materials through Acceptd.
Application Deadline: February 23, 2023
Application Fee: $80 (Only $35 if applying prior to January 1st)
Refer to the audition requirements for your instrument before submitting your audition materials.

STRING LEADERSHIP PROGRAM - Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass - Ages 18-23 (cannot turn 24 prior to August 1)
Dates: June 24-July 29
To Apply: Fill out the Orchestra: Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass application and upload your audition/application materials through Acceptd.
Application Deadline: February 23, 2023
Application Fee: $80 (Only $35 if applying prior to January 1st) 
Refer to the audition requirements for your instrument before submitting your audition materials.

PIANO PROGRAM - Ages 14+
Dates: June 24-July 29
To Apply: Fill out an application and upload your audition/application materials through Acceptd.
Application Deadline: February 23, 2023
Application Fee: $80 (Only $35 if applying prior to January 1st) 
Refer to the audition requirements for your instrument before submitting your audition materials.

CONDUCTING INSTITUTE SCHOLARS - Must be 18 or older
Dates: June 24-July 29
To Apply: Fill out an application and upload your audition/application materials through Acceptd.
Application Deadline: February 23, 2023
Application Fee: $80 (Only $35 if applying prior to January 1st)
Refer to the audition requirements before submitting your materials.

TWO-WEEK PROGRAMS:

EUPHONIUM TUBA INSTITUTE - Ages 14-23
Dates: June 24-July 8
To Apply: Fill out an application and upload your audition/application materials through Acceptd.
Application Deadline: February 23, 2023
Application Fee: $80 (Only $35 if applying prior to January 1st)
Refer to the audition requirements before submitting your materials.

CLASSICAL GUITAR SUMMIT - Ages 14 or older (High School and College Divisions)
Dates: July 15-July 29
To Apply: Fill out an application and upload your audition/application materials through Acceptd.
Application Deadline: February 23, 2023
Application Fee: $80 (Only $35 if applying prior to January 1st)
Refer to the audition requirements before submitting your materials.

FELLOWSHIPS:

STRING FELLOWSHIPS – Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass (NEW) – Must be between the ages of 23 and 33 (cannot turn 34 prior to August 1)
Dates: June 24-July 29
To Apply: Fill out an application and upload your audition/application materials through Acceptd.
Application Deadline: February 23, 2023
Application Fee: $80 (Only $35 if applying prior to January 1st)
Refer to the audition requirements before submitting your materials.

NEW in 2023
BASS CLARINET / CLARINET FELLOWSHIP – Must be between the ages of 23 and 33 (cannot turn 34 prior to August 1)
Dates: June 24-July 29
To Apply: Fill out an application and upload your audition/application materials through Acceptd.
Application Deadline: February 23, 2023
Application Fee: $80 (Only $35 if applying prior to January 1st)
Refer to the audition requirements before submitting your materials.

NEW in 2023
CONTRABASSOON / BASSOON FELLOWSHIP – Must be between the ages of 23 and 33 (cannot turn 34 prior to August 1)
Dates: June 24-July 29
To Apply: Fill out an application and upload your audition/application materials through Acceptd.
Application Deadline: February 23, 2023
Application Fee: $80 (Only $35 if applying prior to January 1st)
Refer to the audition requirements before submitting your materials

TROMBONE FELLOWSHIP – Must be between the ages of 23 and 33 (cannot turn 34 prior to August 1)
Dates: June 24-July 29
To Apply: Fill out an application and upload your audition/application materials through Acceptd.
Application Deadline: February 23, 2023
Application Fee: $80 (Only $35 if applying prior to January 1st)
Refer to the audition requirements before submitting your materials.

PIANO FELLOWSHIPS – Must be between the ages of 23 and 33 (cannot turn 34 prior to August 1)
Dates: June 24-July 29
To Apply: Fill out an application and upload your audition/application materials through Acceptd.
Application Deadline: February 22, 2022
Application Fee: $80 (Only $35 if applying prior to January 1st)
Refer to the 
audition requirements before submitting your materials.

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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.