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OAcademy conservatory experience is open to rising orchestra professionals, concert pianists, conductors, and composers worldwide. Earn your accelerated professional artist diploma and graduate industry-ready.

Application process

Step 1: Create your individual profile on www.muvac.com

Make sure you add to your profile all materials needed for the OAcademy application. Check out specific requirements by scrolling down and clicking on your vacancy of interest.

Step 2: Go to your vacancy of interest in Muvac and hit Apply Now

Follow the steps as prompted and voilà! Keep in mind that applications close on October 15, 2022.*

* Admission to OAcademy is rolling – applications will be evaluated as they are received and spots awarded immediately to top-scoring candidates.

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Check which materials are required for your Artist Diploma track

  • Short bio in English (350 words)
  • 2 video recordings of contrasting pieces of  your own choice, with or without accompaniment

Tip: recent recordings preferred. And of course, make sure to show off your best performance skills.

  • 3 video recordings:
    • VIDEO 1: Air conducting of Mozart's Symphony no. 41, 1st movement, beginning until bar 38.
    • VIDEO 2: Submit a video of yourself answering the following question: In your opinion, what are the most important qualities of a conductor? Describe why these qualities are necessary for the ideal conductors of the future.
      (max. 2 min)
    • VIDEO 3 : A video of your choice, conducting either a rehearsal or a concert. (min. 5 min)

Tips: they do not need to be recent videos - submit your best work from any point in your conducting career.

  • Short bio in English (500 characters).
  • 2 or 3 recent video recordings that showcase virtuosity and individuality as a pianist in the most complete way that you can.

Tips: whilst no fixed repertoire is required, please ensure that there is contrast between at least two of your selected pieces in respect to character, period and style. Your audition repertoire should also feature at least one solo piece, without accompaniment.

 

The minimum total length of all submitted music materials is 15 minutes and there is no maximum time limit. Except in the event of special circumstances, music materials should be current or recorded within the past 12 months.

  • Bio in English (1000 characters)
  • Personal letter
  • Scores that you would like the committee to consider (max. 3 files)
  • Corresponding audio links

Tips: live recordings are preferred, but MIDI realizations are also acceptable.

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Gabriela Ortiz Composing Studio – Academy
Harp vacancy – Academy
Oboe vacancy – Academy
Percussion/Timpani vacancy – Academy
Trombone vacancy – Academy
Trumpet vacancy – Academy
Tuba vacancy – Academy
Viola vacancy – Academy
Violin vacancy – Academy

Cost

Application to all OAcademy Artist Diploma tracks is free. All accepted OAcademy Fellows are awarded scholarships valued between $10,000 USD and $15,300 USD in tuition costs and honoraria for the world-class Faculty, mentors, and academic module leaders.

Thanks to a number of benefactors and supporters, the cost per 2023 OAcademy Fellow is reduced to only a fraction of the cost, which amounts to a one-time enrollment fee paid upon acceptance.

Visit the program page to learn about which fees apply.

Timeline

Questions? Write to us: apply@oacademy.live

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