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Audition Information

The application period for the CMS Two Ensembles 2016-2019 residency will open in the spring of 2014. Applications will be accepted for piano trios, string quartets, and woodwind quintets.

Applying ensembles must provide evidence of an active career or serious commitment to pursuing one. Prior performance experience is necessary, and a broad range of repertoire is desirable. Ensembles should not be contemplating personnel changes within the period of CMS period of residency; CMS reserves the right to terminate residencies in the case of personnel changes. While no age limit exists, CMS is looking for young ensembles that are ready to perform at the highest level in all CMS activity.  Ensembles need not be based in New York..

Detailed information regarding application requirements will be made available in the spring of 2014.

Completed applications must be submitted by September 1, 2014. Live auditions for invited ensembles will take place at Lincoln Center on January 7, 2015.

The next audition period for CMS Two Individual Artists for the 2018-2021 residency will be in January 2017, and the following round of CMS Two Ensemble auditions January 2018.