Application Process

 

Application Process

 
The application deadline is March 1, 2020. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 18, 2020. Late applications will be accepted if enrolment permits.
 
 
Instrumentalists:
New this year: because of the challenge of determining suitability for the program for the large number of violin applicants, we are asking all violinists to submit an audition recording (on baroque or modern violin) of one or two baroque works (single movements are fine). Video recordings are preferred when possible (simple videos done on your phone are fine). 
  • Recordings must be received by 5:00pm on March 1, 2020
  • Please email recordings to tbsi@tafelmusik.org
  • If your recording files are too big to be attached to an email, you are welcome to email us Youtube links, Dropbox links, or Google Drive links. 

Other instrumentalists are not required to audition. Eligibility is determined by the applicant's education and experience as outlined in the applicant's CV. If the CV does not provide adequate information, the applicant may be asked to submit a recording. Letters of reference are not required.

 
Vocalists:
Please note that the TBSI vocal program is suitable for advanced students of vocal performance and pre-professional and professional singers. Due to the intensive nature of this program, vocal applicants must be aged 21 or older as of May 31, 2020, to ensure secure and flexible vocal technique (exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis). All vocal applicants must either attend a live audition in Toronto on March 6 or 7, 2020, or submit a recent audio or video recording. A live audition is preferred when possible. You will be able to indicate your preference when you fill out your online application.
 
For live auditions:
  • A harpsichordist will be available to accompany you
  • Please bring clear, legible copies of the music for the accompanist
  • Pitch for the audition is a’=415hz 
  • Singers are expected to sing two contrasting baroque arias (opera, cantata, or oratorio) or songs
  • You are not required to bring copies of your headshots or CV
  • Memorization is optional
 
For recordings:
  • Recordings must be received by 5:00pm on March 1, 2020
  • Please email recordings to tbsi@tafelmusik.org
  • We accept audio or video files; please ensure the files have good sound quality 
  • If your recording files are too big to attach to an email, you are welcome to email us Youtube links, Dropbox links, or Google Drive links
  • Singers are expected to sing two contrasting baroque arias (opera, cantata, or oratorio) or songs
  • Recordings can be at any pitch