All applicants must audition to be considered for participation in CCMF. Please refer to the repertoire and level guidelines below:
Strings: A solo piece of your choosing. Examples for violin and viola include a movement from a concerto (similar to Bach Concerto in A minor and above); a movement from a Bach Sonata, Partita or Suite; a movement from a sonata with piano accompaniment, or a showpiece. Examples for cello include a movement from a Bach Suite; a movement from a concerto. String repertoire should be equal or above Suzuki Book 4.
Pianists: A solo piece of your choosing. Examples include Bach Invention, One movement of a Classical Sonata, Romantic / Impressionist character piece (Chopin Waltz, Brahms Intermezzo, Ravel Sonatine). Repertoire should be equal or above the Illinois Achievement in Music syllabus Level 8.
The due date for submitting the online or mailed audition materials is June 1st , 2018.
Applicants may audition in one of two ways:
1. Upload a video to YouTube or Vimeo and provide us with the URL (web address) and e-mail to CCMF by June 1st, 2018. This is the preferred method of submitting your audition.
2. Mail a DVD of your performance postmarked by June 1st, 2018 to:
Department of Music c/o CCMF
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625