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Frequently Asked Questions

The deadline for PMF 2024 auditions has passed.
We are sincerely grateful to all who applied!

Regarding auditions

  • When can I apply for the next season?

    Auditions begin in November, when audition information for the next season is announced on this website.

  • How do I apply for the PMF Academy?

    Create your own personal Acceptd account (free), or log in to your existing account. Access the PMF "Acceptd" webpage and choose an Academy (Orchestra) and your instrument/part. Complete your online application form, filling in all required information and finally, upload your recorded audition materials. For details, see this page.

  • Do I need to send my CV/Recommendation letter?

    You do not need to send your CV/Recommendation letter. You only need to fill in the online application form.

  • I need to cancel my application. What should I do?

    Please send an email to the PMF Organizing Committee, with the subject "Cancellation." Please write your name, and the program you applied to (for the Orchestra Academy, please also write your instrument). Please note that the usage fee for the application site is nonrefundable.

  • Can you provide me with the parts/scores listed in the audition repertoire?

    The PMF Organizing Committee cannot send parts/scores. Please ask a teacher, orchestral librarian, or friend, or check at your conservatory/school library.

  • I am not sure what "Standard Concerto" means.

    "Standard" here indicates a piece that is played often and/or is generally well-known. If you cannot decide whether the piece you have chosen is considered to be "standard," email with the title of the piece that you intend to play.

  • Are auditions free?

    Creating your own "Acceptd" account is free, but a $30 USD usage fee will be incurred when submitting your online application. This usage fee must be paid with a credit card. Applicants are responsible for any and all expenses related to preparation of application materials (video recordings, etc.).

  • I don't own a credit card. Can I pay by some other means?

    No form of payment aside from a credit card will be accepted. However, the credit card does not have to be the applicant's own.

  • Which credit cards will be accepted?

    VISA, Master Card, DISCOVER, American Express and JCB credit cards will be accepted.

  • Do I need to pay any tuition fees if I have been selected to join the festival? Are there any scholarships available?

    There are neither tuition fees nor therefore scholarships available if you are selected to join the festival. The PMF Organizing Committee will arrange a round trip between the city where you currently live and Sapporo, Japan, and cover all tuition, accommodations, and meals, for the duration of the festival.

  • When will I know the result of my audition?

    Audition results will be announced by email by March.


Pacific Music Festival Organizing Committee
Sumitomo Seimei Sapporo Chuo Bldg. 1F
1-14 Minami 2-jo, Higashi 1-chome, Chuo-ku
Sapporo 060-0052 Japan
Tel: +81-11-242-2211 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM JST from Monday to Friday)
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