AUDITION FOR US
Auditions for Concordia Foundation Artists
Concordia Foundation will be holding their next auditions in London during September/October 2020 for their new intake of Artists.
This opportunity is particularly useful for emerging singers and instrumentalists who are approaching the end of, or who have recently completed, their conservatoire training and are looking for help to bridge the gap between studying and a fully-fledged professional career.
Concordia Artists, apart from being highly talented, well-presented and personable musicians, must also have a genuine desire to give back to the community via our outreach work.
We offer a variety of performance opportunities such as lunchtime concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’s Church, Piccadilly, New North London Synagogue; The Healing Power of Music recitals at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre and BALC Care Home, performing for patients and staff; workshops within schools for our Young Audiences projects, and a range of exciting external bookings through our partners within the UK and abroad.
We strive to help our musicians with promotion and advice on marketing tools such as websites and social media, along with guidance on auditioning and performing skills.
Please explore our website to learn more about what we achieve.
The application process will open from 1st July and close 1st September 2020.
What to prepare
To be considered for audition as either a soloist or an ensemble, applicants should send a covering letter and reference, biography, photo and link to a recent video recording by the advertised deadline. Due to the large number of applicants, we will only be able to invite those who are pre-selected.
Selected applicants for live auditions will be asked to prepare a contrasting programme of 3-4 pieces (maximum 15 mins, excerpts are permitted) of classical/lighter genre repertoire to suit both traditional concert and outreach audiences. There will usually be a short, informal chat with the panel after performing.
Applicants are encouraged to deliver as much of their programme as possible without using scores (within reason) to allow for full expression while performing.
Applicants are asked to bring with them:
one copy of their submitted cover letter
one copy of their biography (including photo)
one copy of an example 45-minute classical programme for a Lunchtime Concert at a church/concert hall.
one copy of an example 45-minute programme suitable for an audience at a hospital/care home.
one completed Audition Form (to be provided by Concordia in advance)
accompanist (if required)
music stand/s (if required)
Auditions are open to soloists and ensembles who are approaching the end of their conservatoire studies, or who have recently graduated, and would like to pursue a performance career in music. You will need to demonstrate the values of Concordia, including excellence in performance and technical musicianship as well as a genuine desire to give back to the community.
The Concordia Foundation does not provide financial assistance towards costs of higher education programmes of study.