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Application Info

February 15 of each year is the application deadline.

Applications may be submitted starting on January 1

Online Submissions Only

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

Click here to apply. If you don’t receive a password to begin your application within 24 hours after emailing us, please resend.

Please note the application deadlines and varying criteria per applicant category. Applications are only considered when complete. All applications must include:

  • Audition materials per category as outlined below
  • $50 application fee payable to: NMOP (If accepted, NMOP alumni will have their application fee deducted from the tuition.)
  • There are two payment options:
    Please submit by PayPal here. Or, send by snail mail to:

    NMOP
    1361 Hooker Road
    Leicester VT 05733
  • Questions about applications? music@newmusiconthepoint.com

Composition Applicants

Audition requirements: scores (pdf) and recordings (mp3 or internet links) of 3 original works.

  • Application deadline: February 15
  • Decisions emailed: February 26
  • Deposit Due: March 5
  • Composition assignments made: March 18
  • Composition participants will write a new chamber composition for an assigned instrumental/vocal group (up to 5 players). This new composition will be due by May 2.

Instrumental/Ensemble Applicants

(flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, piano, classical guitar, string quartet, percussion and chamber ensemble)

Audition requirements: two contrasting pieces written after 1900 with accompanying mp3 recordings and/or internet links. At least one piece should be post-1950.

  • Application deadline: February 15
  • Decisions emailed: February 26
  • Deposit Due: March 5
  • New pieces emailed to performers by May 9

Note: String quartets and chamber ensembles (2-5 players) must submit one application as a pre-formed group. Players who are interested in attending as a soloist, should their ensemble not be accepted, should apply separately. 

Fellowships: One chamber ensemble (Instrumental or vocal or mixed) will be selected as our 2018 ensemble-in-residence; each member of the group will receive a tuition-free fellowship. One piano fellowship and one percussion fellowship will also be available in 2018. 

Vocal Applicants

(soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, contralto, countertenor, tenor, baritone, bass-baritone, bass)

Audition requirements: one art song or aria from the standard repertoire and one 20th or 21st century art song or aria (preferably written after 1950) in English with accompanying mp3 recordings and/or internet links.

Note: vocal applicants who are finalists may be contacted for Skype or live auditions.

  • Application deadline: February 15
  • Decisions emailed: February 26
  • Deposit Due: March 5
  • New pieces emailed to performers by May 9
  • Questions about applications? music@newmusiconthepoint.com

Fees, Payment, Refunds

Tuition=$2,000 

Meals (3 per day)/Accommodation=$500

Total=$2,500

Information about financial aid will be shared with accepted participants in early March. Partial merit scholarships will be awarded to a selected group of participants.

Accepted participants must send a $500 deposit by March 5 of notification of acceptance to reserve a space via PayPal ($515.00 which includes the 3% PayPal fee) or by check ($500.00).

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 ($2030.00 which includes the 3% PayPal fee) or by check ($2000.00), payable to NMOP and mailed to:

NMOP
1361 Hooker Road
Leicester VT 05733

Questions about payments? mail@newmusiconthepoint.com

Point
CounterPoint

Prelude

Adult
Workshop

New Music
On The Point