The deadline for PMF 2018 auditions has passed.
The Pacific Music Festival (PMF) is an international educational music festival held annually in Sapporo, Japan. Applications are now being accepted for the PMF 2018 Orchestra Academy.
All auditions for PMF 2018 will take place online via “Acceptd”. Applicants must have or make their own personal Acceptd account in order to apply. We will not hold live auditions, nor receive materials by postal mail. Please submit your recorded video audition materials online.
|AUDITION ELIGIBILITY||Orchestral instrumentalists between the ages of 18 and 29 as of July 1, 2018|
|REPERTOIRE||Please refer to the audition repertoire list here|
|SUBMISSION FEES||$30 USD
*This usage fee for submitting an application through Accpetd is payable only by credit card and is non-refundable.
|APPLICATION DEADLINE||January 17, 2018 at 12:00 noon Japan Standard Time|
|RESULTS||Audition results will be announced by March 2018.|
The Pacific Music Festival Orchestra (PMFO) will perform under the baton of Artistic Director Valery Gergiev, Principal Conductor John Axelrod and Guest Conductor Edwin Outwater. The Academy will perform works of Bernstein on each main orchestral program, and one all-Bernstein program, in celebration of the Bernstein centennial. The final program will feature Mahler's Symphony No. 7, led by Maestro Gergiev. Additional faculty will include internationally renowned soloists, and principal players from the Wiener Philharmoniker, Berliner Philharmoniker, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and other major orchestras of the United States.
|CURRICULUM||Orchestral/chamber music coachings, rehearsals, masterclasses, and orchestral/chamber music concerts.|
|PROGRAM PERIOD||Monday, July 2 – Thursday, August 2, 2018
Although the first concert is on Saturday, July 7, 2018, all participants are expected to arrive in Sapporo on July 2 for the orientation, seating auditions, and rehearsals. A PMF Orchestra tour to Hiroshima and Tokyo will take place from July 30 to August 1. The festival will be completed and members will leave for home from Tokyo on Thursday, August 2.
|PARTICIPATING COSTS||For successful applicants, PMF will cover educational costs, travel to/from Sapporo and within Japan, and shared-room accommodations during the program period. Meals or stipends will be provided during the festival period, excluding the tour. Participants are responsible for any other personal expenses.|
*It is recommended that you use a desktop or laptop computer to apply, as there is a possibility of technical issues arising when using a smartphone.
*Creating your own “Acceptd” account is free, but a $30 USD non-refundable usage fee will be incurred when submitting your online application. This usage fee must be paid with a credit card. No form of payment aside from a credit card will be accepted (this credit card does not have to be the applicant’s own). Applicants are responsible for any and all expenses related to preparation of application materials (video recordings, etc.).
The following credit cards may be used:
*It is possible to complete your application form first and upload your video recordings at a later date, but failure to complete the entire process by the stated deadline will result in the application not being accepted.
The deadline for applications is January 17, 2018 at 12:00pm (noon) Japan Standard Time. Please note that the deadline will fall within January 16 in many parts of the world. For example, Jan 17, 12:00 noon JST = Jan 16, 10:00pm EST.
Applications that are incomplete at the deadline will not be accepted.
*Video uploads become very crowded just prior to the application deadline and upload times may significantly increase. Uploading early is highly recommended.
Applicants will receive notification of the audition results by email by March, 2018.
We will contact you from: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure that you are able to receive email from that address.
If you do not receive any notification by March (after checking your spam folder), please feel free to contact us.
Business hours: weekdays, 9:00 - 17:30 JST
PMF Organizing Committee
Sumitomo Seimei Sapporo Chuo Bldg. 1F
1-14 Minami 2-jo, Higashi 1-chome, Chuo-ku
Sapporo 060-0052 Japan