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Audition Information

The application period for the CMS Two Ensembles 2016-2019 residency is now open. 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.

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

For complete application requirements, please download the application instructions.

To access the online application form, please click herePlease note: The online form does not allow for progress to be saved, and cannot be edited once submitted. Review the guidelines outlined in the application instructions PDF carefully, and have all information on hand prior to beginning your application.

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.