The deadline for PMF 2017 Academy auditions, all of which are taking place via our online portal site, has now passed.
Altogether, 1235 people from 66 countries and regions around the world applied.
The total number of applicants for this year's Orchestra Academy was 1107 (from 62 countries and regions), which is an increase of 160 people compared to last year. The higher number of applicants brings this year's competitive ratio to 1/12, compared to last year's ratio of 1/11.
Looking at individual instruments, flute, trombone, and tuba are especially competitive again this year, and clarinet applicants increased significantly, bringing each to a competitive ratio of over 1/20.
And looking at nationalities, as with last year, the largest number of applications was from the United States, followed by Japan, but there were increased numbers of applicants from Asia, the Middle East, Oceania, South America, and Europe.
The total number of applicants was 106 from 34 countries and regions. The largest number of applications was from the United States, followed by Japan. An increased number of applicants raised the competitive ratio to 1/35, compared with last year's ratio of 1/24.
The total number of applicants was 22 from 11 countries and regions. The largest number of applications was from Japan, followed by the Philippines. Possibly because conditions for applying were made stricter this year, the competitive ratio is 1/6, compared with last year's ratio of 1/11.
All applicants will receive notification by email of audition results in late February.