Designed specifically for players who are on a high professional level, the 2024 Green Mountain Fellowship is a fully funded, highly competitive program for up to 8 young string players between the ages of 21 and 35 in the early stages of their careers. Fellow candidates should be seasoned chamber musicians with a broad knowledge of the string chamber repertoire; they should be at a professional level of technical accomplishment on their instruments; they should be comfortable in a mentoring role. The expectation is that Fellows will be exceptionally successful in their collaborative relationships and unusually thoughtful in their musical work, serving as artistic role models for students in the regular program.
- The minimum educational requirement for Fellowship applicants is a Bachelor's degree. Fellowship participants will attend all four weeks of the festival.
- Pre-formed quartets are encouraged to apply, although individual applicants will also be considered. If you are applying for a fellowship as part of a pre-formed string quartet, all quartet members must file separate applications and a video recording of the quartet performing will be required.
Fellowship Program includes:
- Free room and board for the duration of the festival
- Performance opportunities at public and private venues
- Collaborations with faculty in faculty concerts
- Opportunity to premiere competition-winning string quartet
- Up to 6 lessons with festival teachers
- Practice tutor responsibilities (5 hours per week)
- Assistant coaching responsibilities (up to 5 hours per week)
Application and Audition Requirements for Fellowship Program
- Fellowship applicants should fill out the online application for Green Mountain and pay the application fee.
- On page 4 of the application, those applying for a Fellowship Position will be asked to supply additional solo and chamber music performance links.
- Fellowship applications will be reviewed after the February 1 deadline; those advancing to the next round will be contacted for an interview and will be asked to submit a CV and two letters of recommendation.
All audition recordings must meet the following criteria:
- Audition recordings must be uploaded to YouTube and be viewable through June 2024. YouTube links must be set to ‘unlisted’, not ‘public’ or ‘private’. You will later enter these links on the application.
- Each applicant must submit audition recordings of two contrasting works representative of their solo playing
- recordings with accompaniment are acceptable, although accompaniment is not required
- Applicants may submit one recording containing both works or two separate recordings. Performances must be unedited
- Please ensure applicants' whole instrument is visible in the recording frame.
- Record in a quiet space with no background noise present. If at home, make sure to record away from extraneous noise, such as appliances (refrigerators and air conditioners), or outside noise such as traffic and construction.
- Ensure the microphone is not too close to applicants' instrument when playing. An external microphone is not required for these recordings, but may be useful in capturing the highest quality of sound.
- Please listen to and watch the recordings all the way through before submitting to ensure acceptable audio and video quality. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you have to choose between high quality audio and high quality video, choose high quality audio.