UVAA Festival   Orchestra


UVAA's Summer Opera Festival Orchestra will rehearse and perform July 9-28, 2018. Join us for three weeks of beautiful music including Mozart's Cosí fan tutte and Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos. Rehearsals and performances take place in Provo, UT.


Students will work with and perform alongside world-class faculty including music director Nicolas Giusti and clinicians including Dr. Jeffrey O'Flynn (woodwinds). Additional faculty to be announced shortly. In addition to rehearsals, students will work in daily sectionals with faculty. Private lessons are also available to accepted applicants.


Applications are accepted for the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute (piccolo), oboe, clarinet (bass clarinet), bassoon, trumpet, French horn, trombone, and percussion (timpani, mallets, and other instruments). Flutists and clarinetists should audition on those instruments, but may include playing on piccolo or bass clarinet. This is not required for admission to the festival. Percussionists may audition on one or more instruments.


Please complete the application by June 4, 2018. You will receive notification by June 10, 2018 of your admission status. We are accepting free applications before May 20th. After that, the fee will be $10.


Recordings may be submitted as links to YouTube videos or links to a file sharing service such as Dropbox or Box. Please make sure that your files are available without needing to enter a password. Both video and audio files are acceptable.


Audition material: 2 scales of your choice (woodwinds and brass should include a chromatic scale as one of these options); one solo of your choice with or without piano accompaniment; one etude or standard excerpt of your choice. Apply here!


Program details:

  • Daily sectionals with distinguished faculty

  • Master classes with amazing guest artists

  • Rehearsals under the baton of Maestro Nicolas Giusti (international opera conductor)

  • Optional private lessons

  • Performances of Ariadne auf Naxos and Cosí fan tutte with thrilling performers from around the world

Dates: July 9-28

Times: 10am-2pm (M-F generally, some Saturday rehearsals in latter half of program)

Location: Timpview High School

Cost: $350, add $100 for weekly private lessons

1386 N Freedom Blvd

Provo, UT 84604


Tel: 801-822-8172


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