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Morningside Music Bridge (MMB) is a scholarship program in its 26th year. The program brings together talented young musicians from around the world under the guidance of an internationally renowned faculty.  Each July the Morningside Music Bridge program is in residence at the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA, USA and MMB 2022 will take place from July 7 to 30.

MMB nurtures exceptional young classical musicians on an international stage. The Program, open to classical musicians from around the world aged 12 to 18, offers an intensive, month-long round of private lessons, masterclasses, orchestra, chamber music and numerous recitals.

Morningside Music Bridge (MMB) invites violinists, violists, cellists and pianists to apply for a unique learning experience.  Students from all countries are eligible and considered on an equal basis. Acceptance to the program is based strictly on musical talent and all students receive a full tuition scholarship. 

For more information please visit our website here.

“Attending Morningside Music Bridge opened up a world of new contacts, new repertoire and new opportunities.”

—Yuja Wang, Pianist & MMB Alumna


Carefully review the eligibility and on-line audition and application requirements.

All interested applicants must submit an online application, including all requirements listed below, by deadline of January 30, 2022, 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST).


Eligibility

In order to be considered to the Morningside Music Bridge program, you must: 

  • Be between the ages of 12 and 18 as of the first day of the program
  • Be available to attend for the entire duration of the program.

Morningside Music Bridge video online application requirements:

Please submit the audition requirements listed below with your application to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Admissions decisions are made based solely on your video submissions. While the audition panel does not expect professional level production quality, it is important that your materials are of sufficient video and audio quality and clearly displaying the hands and face of the applicant. 

The recording should be recent (within six months) and without video or audio editing and be taken from one single-camera perspective.  Edited performances will not be considered.

Each audition submission must be clearly labeled with the name of the applicant and of the performing piece.

PIANO

  • Complete Classical Sonata (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert)
  • Two contrasting works by different composers of the candidate’s choice from the standard Baroque, Romantic, 20th or 21st Century repertoire. One movement is sufficient if the work is multi-movement. Solo works only, concerted works not permitted.

STRINGS*

  • One movement of a standard classical, romantic or contemporary concerto
  • Two contrasting works by different composers of the candidate's choice from the standard Baroque, Romantic, 20th or 21st Century Repertoire. One movement is sufficient if the work is multi-movement. Repertoire choices should show the applicants range technically and musically.

*FOR STRINGS APPLICANTS: SELECTIONS MAY BE PLAYED WITH OR WITHOUT ACCOMPANIMENT.

The completed on-line application will require the following:

  • the non-refundable application fee ($65 USD)
  • a separate video file for each audition piece. Refer to audition requirements above or visit mmb.international for more details
    Audition requirements must be met for application to be considered.
  • word document of the applicant’s repertoire list (solo and chamber music) from the previous and current year
  • word document of the applicant’s list of public performances from the previous and current year


Application deadline: January 30, 2022, 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST)

Notification of acceptance week of March 6, 2022 

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