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Sign-Up to Audition for Chamber Music Fest
Nido invites you to participate in the second Interscholastic Nido Chamber Music Fest. Please note that this is not a competition, but a Festival. Student musicians will participate as an ensemble.

The main objectives of the event are:

  1. To encourage participation in western art music.
  2. To build confidence and self-esteem.
  3. To have young people demonstrate initiative, commitment and dedication to perform classical chamber music.

Registration ends Friday, October 13, 2017.

  1. Nido Ensembles must audition live in front of a specialized audition panel. Audition dates are during the weeks of Monday, October 16 to Wednesday, October 18, 2017 and Monday, October 23 to Wednesday, October 25 after school from 3.30pm-5.00pm either in the Black Box or Music Room 204 of the Arts Building.
  2. A panel of Chamber Music specialists will be judging auditions.
  3. The instrumentation for Nido Chamber Music Fest will be as follows: String instruments, Woodwind, Brass instruments, Piano and Voice.
  4. Ensembles must have a minimum of 3 students and a maximum of 8 students.
  5. The audition piece(s) must be no more than 5 minutes of music.
  6. Repertoire for the audition must be Western Art music from the Baroque, Classical or Romantic time period.

Nido Chamber Music Festival is a two day festival that runs from Tuesday, November 21 at 12.00-5.00pm and Wednesday, November 22 at 1.30-5.00pm with a concert performance at 6pm on Wednesday, November 22. It is open to EYS, Elementary, Middle and High School students from beginners to advanced players of ages 5 to 18. Students may participate in a maximum of 3 ensembles.

The Nido Chamber Music Festival will include masterclasses conducted by professional musicians and clinicians within the Santiago region. Dates and venues for masterclasses and time slots will be available at a later date.

Below are important dates for registration and auditions for your information. Register to audition here. For further information please email: Caroline Maiava at chambermusicfest@nido.cl.

OPENSCLOSES
Registration
October 13, 2017
Auditions for Nido studentsOctober 16, 2017October 25, 2017
Selection DateNovember 3, 2017
Chamber FestivalNovember 21, 2017November 22, 2017

We are very excited in organizing Nido's second Interscholastic Chamber Music Festival and look forward to making this festival a success for all teachers and students participating.

Sincerely,

Nido de Aguilas Music Department
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