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#1997877 - 12/11/12 12:53 PM Requirments of a pianist at Brevard summer music
Molly Kate Offline
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Registered: 07/25/11
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Hi everyone,

I'm fifteen, a pianist, and would like to go to Brevard Music Center in the summer. I am a bit confused about the level I should be at in order to get excepted. My audition pieces would be Chopin's op.69 Waltz in B minor , and Beethoven Op. 2 no. 3 Scherzo. I understand that this is a very difficult question, but can anyone tell me what Brevard would expect technically from a fifteen year old pianist?


Edited by Molly Kate (12/11/12 12:53 PM)
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#1997884 - 12/11/12 01:04 PM Re: Requirments of a pianist at Brevard summer music [Re: Molly Kate]
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Registered: 10/19/11
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Hi, even I'm thinking of applying to Brevard Music camp this summer. Do you have any idea when the audition requirements come out?
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#1997890 - 12/11/12 01:18 PM Re: Requirments of a pianist at Brevard summer music [Re: Molly Kate]
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Also, does anyone know what is the standard of performance required for the high school programme, i.e., how hard is it to get into the programme?

Can anyone tell the two us your experiences with this summer camp if you have attended it?

Also, if it makes a difference, I'm seventeen so I'll be applying for the high school programme. Furthermore, I will also be appling for financial aid.


Edited by arpan70 (12/11/12 01:42 PM)
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.23, Op.57 "Apassionata"
Brahms: Violin Sonata No.2, Op.100
Faure: Barcarolle No.5, Op.66
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#1997935 - 12/11/12 02:59 PM Re: Requirments of a pianist at Brevard summer music [Re: arpan70]
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Originally Posted By: arpan70
Hi, even I'm thinking of applying to Brevard Music camp this summer. Do you have any idea when the audition requirements come out?


The "audition requirements" are already listed on Brevard's website.

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#1997936 - 12/11/12 03:01 PM Re: Requirments of a pianist at Brevard summer music [Re: Molly Kate]
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Originally Posted By: Molly Kate
Hi everyone,

I'm fifteen, a pianist, and would like to go to Brevard Music Center in the summer. I am a bit confused about the level I should be at in order to get excepted. My audition pieces would be Chopin's op.69 Waltz in B minor , and Beethoven Op. 2 no. 3 Scherzo. I understand that this is a very difficult question, but can anyone tell me what Brevard would expect technically from a fifteen year old pianist?


Whatever contrasting pieces/movements you choose to play (as per audition requirements), they should be played to the absolute best of your ability, both technically and musically. What more need be said?

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#1997981 - 12/11/12 04:49 PM Re: Requirments of a pianist at Brevard summer music [Re: Molly Kate]
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It also depends on the standard of applicants they get that year across the board which is impossibly to predict.

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#1997997 - 12/11/12 05:25 PM Re: Requirments of a pianist at Brevard summer music [Re: arpan70]
Molly Kate Offline
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Here is some information about auditions.

http://www.brevardmusic.org/institute/college/auditions/
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#2045012 - 03/08/13 11:06 AM Re: Requirments of a pianist at Brevard summer music [Re: Molly Kate]
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Did anyone here apply for the summer program? I sent in mine a couple weeks ago for the college program.

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#2045166 - 03/08/13 04:35 PM Re: Requirments of a pianist at Brevard summer music [Re: debrucey]
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GAH I wish I were going again!! jdhampton, it would be super duper awesome to meet you in person, haha. I'm gonna send you a PM.

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#2137417 - 08/22/13 09:09 PM Re: Requirments of a pianist at Brevard summer music [Re: Molly Kate]
Molly Kate Offline
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Thanks to everyone who commented on this post! I was accepted to Brevard, and spent the most wonderful Summer of my life there! Arpan70 also was accepted and attended!
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