Class of 2022 - 2023 Auditions are OPEN!

 

CALLING ALL TALENTED MUSICIANS, AGES 13 - 18!

AUDITIONS ARE HELD AUGUST 8, or by special appointment.

 

IT'S EASY TO APPLY! All prospective students are required to submit a pre-screen video performance (via YouTube) before a live audition can be scheduled. The pre-screen ensures the playing level and skillset matches our current students and reviews technical proficiency, musicality, and intonation.The pre-screen should be a polished piece that exhibits a student’s highest level of skill and proficiency. The performance should be current and must include two pieces of contrasting styles--something lyrical and something showing virtuosity.  Accompanists are not required for the prescreen.

 

Students are NOT required to perform the exact required repertoire for the live audition, but the difficulty level should be the same. Students may perform two movements from the same concerto, if the pieces are varied enough in contrasting style. The pre-screen link is due via email no later than two weeks before a live audition date. Once the pre-screen is reviewed, you will be contacted regarding a live audition. If a live audition is approved, you will receive the Academy application that should be completed before the audition. There is no fee for the application.

 

Live auditions are held at MIC's Winnetka Campus, 300 Green Bay Road on August 8, or by special appointment.

 

LET'S GET STARTED!

 

Email Sue Polutnik to discuss the pre-screen process. All registered MIC students and new prospective students are required to submit a video performance link for pre-screen purposes no later than two weeks prior to the live audition date. 

 

Once the live audition is scheduled, a completed application and final audition repertoire list is required. There is no audition fee.

     - Students are allowed to audition on one instrument with the exception of violinists /violists, who may audition with either or both if they prefer.

     - Applicants must bring their own accompanist and will be responsible for all fees. If a student does not have an accompanist, MIC can provide a list of area accompanists.

 

All applicants are required to perform a live audition at MIC unless the candidate lives more than 250 miles from MIC. A DVD may be submitted for the final audition process with advance permission.

 

Contact Sue Polutnik to begin your Academy journey today!