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Applications for

TAPS 2024 have now closed.

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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

We are thrilled to announce that TAPS will be accepting eight percussion fellows and four piano fellows! TAPS LA Music Festival 2024 will take place June 16th-30th at California State University, Long Beach in Long Beach, California. Thanks to our generous donors, TAPS covers tuition, housing, and meals for every fellow admitted to TAPS. Fellows live in the CSULB dorms and receive meals from the on campus dining hall. Fellows pay an administrative fee upon acceptance.  

2024 APPLICATION INFO

To apply for TAPS 2024 Music Festival, you must submit the following:

        1. One page artistic resume

        2. Audition video (*see details below)

        3. Application fee (*see details below)

 

Early deadline: before January 1st, 2024, $65

Regular deadline: before February 1st, 2024, $85

Extended deadline: before February 15th, 2024, $100

Late application: by March 1, 2024, $115

 

All applications are due March 1, 2024 at 11:59pm PST. Results will be announced in early March.

Please direct any questions to online@tedatkatzpercussionseminar.com 

 

PERCUSSION 2024 AUDITION REPERTOIRE:

Marimba

Candidate's choice of a two or four-mallet work by J. S. Bach

Candidate's choice of contemporary solo (2-4 minutes)

Xylophone

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess, opening

Copland: Appalachian Spring, 5 after [48] to 4 after [49]

Snare Drum

Candidate's choice of an etude by Jacques Delécluse

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Mvmt III. [D] to [E], Mvmt. IV [P] to [U]

Tambourine

Dvořák: Carnival Overture, beginning to [C]-4

Multi-Solo

Improv on a multi-percussion setup of candidate's choice. Show off your strengths

and creativity!

 

PIANO 2024 AUDITION REPERTOIRE:

Solo Repertoire:

1. Candidate's choice of a piece written before 1950 (single movement of a sonata is allowed, min. 5 minutes)

2. Candidate's choice of a contemporary piece written after 1950 (no time limit)

3. Optional: A chamber music recording is highly encouraged, preferably a trio or any bigger ensemble, but duos are acceptable. 

Excerpts:

1-2. Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians, Variation V. Piano 3: measure 349-353 (about 12-15 repeats is sufficient) and Variation VIII. Piano 3: measure 559-584*

3. Paul Hindemith: Kammermusik No. 1, Op 24. no. 1- Finale (4th mvmt), Piano: measure 115-136

4. Igor Stravinsky: Petrouchka "Danse Russe", measure 64-73

*Excerpts Available Upon Request

*IMPORTANT

Videos can be in one take or separate takes. If in separate takes, please put all files into one video and submit only one link. Please upload your video to a cloud service such as YouTube, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. and double check the link is not private.

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