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Application Guidelines

Applications may be submitted starting on December 15

Deadline: February 1, 2020 (11:59PM, EST) 

Online Submissions Only

Applications are accepted by participants ages 18-35. Exceptions to the age criterion are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Applications are only considered when complete. All applications must include:

  • Audition materials per category as outlined below
  • $50 application fee payable to: NMOP. Please submit by PayPal here. Or, send a check by snail mail to:
    • NMOP
      1361 Hooker Road
      Leicester VT 05733
    • In honor of NMOP’s 10th Anniversary, the application fee for NMOP alum is waived!
  • Questions about applications? Check out FAQ page.  If your question is not answered there, send an email to: [email protected] 

Composition Applicants

Audition requirements: scores (pdf) and links to recordings of 3 original works. MIDI is acceptable.  Recordings for which no score is available or appropriate can be submitted.

Performance Applicants

All instruments and vocal types will be considered, though we do not have the facilities for large instruments such as harp, marimba, organ, etc.  Piano duos can apply.

String quartets and chamber ensembles (2-5 players) must submit one application as a pre-formed group. Recordings must include the same players who are applying.  Ensemble members who are interested in attending as a solosit, if their ensemble is not accepted, should apply separately.

Audition requirements:  3 contrasting performances, at least one of which was written after 1970, with accompanying links to recordings.

Fees, Payment, Refunds

Fellowships/Work Study: One tuition-free fellowship in each of the following areas is available in 2020:  piano, vocal, ensemble (2-5 players) and Latin American composer or performer. A limited number of partial scholarships and work study positions will be available. Information about this will be communicated with accepted applicants in March.

Tuition=$2,000 

Meals (3 per day)/Accommodation=$600

Total=$2,600

Accepted participants must send a $500 deposit by March 5 of notification of acceptance to reserve a space. Deposits are not refundable after March 23, except in cases of documented medical emergencies.

The balance of fees is due in full no later than May 1. Payment of the balance can be made via PayPal or Credit Card ($2170.00 which includes the 3% PayPal fee) or by check ($2100.00), payable to NMOP and mailed to:

NMOP
1361 Hooker Road
Leicester VT 05733

Questions about payments? [email protected]

Point
CounterPoint

Prelude

Adult
Workshops

New Music
On The Point