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Please check back in December 2019 for next year's application information

Leadership lives everywhere at Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Since 1972, Orpheus musicians have worked together to perform music at a world-class level without a conductor or other central authority figure. Their unique method for doing so, the Orpheus Process®, guides collaborative participation across all aspects of the organization, from performance to programming to governance.

Orpheus is proud to launch Orpheus@Mannes, a new week-long chamber orchestra intensive in partnership with Mannes School of Music, at The New School's College of Performing Arts. The program will focus on teaching pre-professional musicians the Orpheus Process® and empowering them with communication and collaborative skills essential to thriving as artists and as people.

Orpheus@Mannes will be held at Mannes School of Music in New York City from June 9-15, 2019. The program will include:

  • Instruction by Orpheus musicians and immersion in the Orpheus Process®
  • Repertoire: Mozart, Ballet Music for Idomeneo; Tower, Chamber Dance; Schubert, Symphony No. 6 
  • A select "core" group of rotating musical leaders for each piece will receive separate coaching sessions
  • Daily seminars by noted industry professionals on topics such as career development 
  • Program concludes with concert on Saturday

Program Details: 

  • Applications are open for: violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, french horn, and percussion (must include timpani)
  • Participants must be 18-26 years of age at the time of the program
  • Application fee: $65 
  • Tuition is free to all participants
  • NYC metrocards will be provided
  • Housing is not provided and will need to be arranged by participants

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