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YSM announces Collaborative Piano Fellowship

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The Yale School of Music is accepting applications for a newly established Collaborative Piano Fellowship, which will offer three outstanding pianists an opportunity to further their training in that area and to work with YSM students and faculty. The Fellows will be active members of the School of Music community and as such should live in New Haven. Pianists who in the past five years have earned a master of music degree or higher in solo or collaborative piano are encouraged to apply.

Fellowship appointments include a one-year residency (renewable for a second year), a $30,000 stipend with benefits, and an average of 20 hours per week of accompaniment in recitals, master classes, private lessons, and studio seminars. One applicant with demonstrated administrative experience will be designated as a Senior Fellow to coordinate collaboration assignment for an additional stipend. Applications for fall 2017 will be accepted through June 9.

Applications must include:

  • Curriculum vitae, which should outline the applicant's music background and employment and administrative experience
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Pre-screening recordings
  • $80 application fee

Pre-screening repertoire:

  • With an instrumentalist, two contrasting movements of different styles from different periods
  • One solo-piano piece

Live audition repertoire will include:

  • One piece with a string player
  • One piece with a wind player
  • One solo-piano piece

Applicants should be available for a live audition in New Haven in late June. Specific repertoire will be provided upon invitation to audition.

When selecting the application type, please choose "2017 Collaborative Piano Fellowship.” Applications are due June 9, 2017. 

Collaborative Piano Fellowship applicants do not need to submit TOEFL scores or academic transcripts.