ABS Academy Application Deadline: Monday, February 16

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The deadline for applying to the 2015 ABS Academy is coming up—all applications are due Monday, February 16, 2015. The Academy is an outstanding opportunity for study, training, and performance of Baroque music and historically informed performance practice. This year’s Academy will be August 3-16, 2015.

Admission to the Academy is through competitive application. Candidates must submit materials including 2 letters of recommendation, audio recordings (audition repertory guidelines here), and pay a $35 application fee. All application materials are submitted online. For more information, visit our Academy page.

Begun in 2010, the Academy has been preparing 50-60 musicians each summer for professions in early music. Our graduates have gone on to lead extraordinary careers all over the world and many have performed with American Bach Soloists since completing the program.

In December 2014, 21 past Academy graduates performed as members of the orchestra and chorus for ABS’s performances of Handel’s Messiah at Grace Cathedral, the Mondavi Center, and Green Music Center.

2014 Academy low res

Front row
Gabriela Estephanie Solis (alto), Lindsey Strand-Polyak (violin), Jason Pyszkowski (viola), Vijay Chalasani (viola), Jessica Powell Eig (contrabass), Clio Tilton (viola), Tatiana Chulochnikova (violin).

Back row
Andrew McIntosh (violin), Laura Gaynon (violoncello), Gretchen Claassen (violoncello), Andres Vera (violoncello), Ramón Negrón Pérez (viola), Jude Ziliak (violin, principal 2nd)

[Not pictured: Karin Cuellar (violin), Mishkar Núñez-Mejía (violin), Dan Cromeenes (countertenor), William Sauerland (countertenor), Mark Bonney (tenor), and vocal soloists Eric Jurenas (countertenor), Kyle Stegall (tenor), and Jon Lee Keenan (tenor).]