Advanced Study String Auditions
Settlement Music School offers Advanced Study Ensemble Scholarships to students 13 – 18 years of age (or through completion of high school) who have an interest in pursuing pre-professional training.
Current openings exist for the following instruments:
5 violins, 2 violas & 2 cellos
The scholarships include:
• Participation in an Advanced Study Chamber Ensemble, at no fee;
• A scholarship for individual study with a senior member of the Settlement Music School faculty or with a recognized artist/teacher in the community.
• Participation in an advanced study section of Musicianship (music theory) at any branch of Settlement where it is offered, at no fee;
Auditions will be held by appointment on Tuesday, June 4 in between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Mary Louise Curtis Branch of Settlement Music School located at 416 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147.
For study with a Settlement faculty member, the scholarship reduces the fee for an hour lesson to $20.00 for a full season of lessons. For study with a teacher outside of Settlement, the scholarship covers up to $40.00 per lesson of the fee for a total of 30 lessons submitted.
Advanced Study ensembles perform several times per year in concerts at Settlement and in the community. Occasionally, Advanced Study ensembles are engaged for outside performances through Settlement’s Concert Division and performers may be offered modest honoraria.
It is expected that recipients of Advanced Study scholarships will make participation in the ensemble and in Settlement Music School concerts and events their first priority.
Please send your audition application to Kristopher Rudzinski at firstname.lastname@example.org or Settlement Music School, PO Box 63966, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3966 or you may fax your application to 215-551-0483. Once your application is received and approved, you will be notified of your audition time. Every effort will be made to accommodate audition time requests.
Download the 2019-2020 Audition Application here.