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The Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition is open to individuals 18-30 years old by November 1, 2012.
All applicants must have completed the Application Form. Download application. Applications must be submitted with the following support materials:
Completed Application Forms and supporting materials (resume, biography, passport copy, and photos) were submitted electronically to: email@example.com. Only the first 100 complete application forms were admitted to the audition round of the Competition, and were subject to approval by the audition jury.
Auditions were placed by CD submission only.
Following application submission, an audio recording must also be submitted for preliminary selection of candidates. The recording must be sent as an audio CD, with separate tracks for each work, and accompanied by the official CD Submission Form.
Audio recordings of the specified program (see Repertoire) must be complete performances of the works, by the applicant, without any editing. Applicant must play straight through each piece. The preliminary selection of candidates will be a completely anonymous process, so there should be no spoken comments or any other means of identification on the audio recordings. You should keep one copy of your recording in case your CD is lost in transit.
A witness signature (member of a professional body, member of the clergy, or a municipal official) will be required, attesting that the CD is truly the candidate’s work and has not been edited.
Audio CD recordings, accompanied by the CD Submission Form, were mailed to:
Attn: Organ Competition
P.O. Box 501
Kennett Square, PA 19348
The application fee is $100 US dollars and is non-refundable. Application fees can be paid by credit card or check. Mastercard, Visa, Discover, Amex are accepted. Checks must be made payable to Longwood Gardens and must be in US currency drawn from a US domestic bank. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Accommodations & Transportation
Longwood Gardens will provide round-trip transportation to the Philadelphia International Airport and ground transportation to Longwood Gardens. If competitors use alternative modes of transportation other than air travel, Longwood Gardens will provide ground travel. Longwood Gardens will provide lodging and all meals for each competitor.
|November 1, 2012||Deadline to submit online application|
|November 15, 2012||Deadline to submit CD & application fee|
|January 20, 2013||Announcement of competitors|
|February 1, 2013||Deadline for competitors to confirm their participation|
|March 1, 2013||Deadline for competitors to provide a complete program for all competition rounds|
|April 1, 2013||Proof of having obtained a visa (if necessary)|
|June 12, 2013||Arrival of all the competitors to Longwood Gardens|
|June 18-19, 2013||Preliminary Competition Round at Longwood Gardens|
|June 22, 2013||Final Competition Round at Longwood Gardens|
|June 23, 2013||Reception at Longwood Gardens|
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