The City of Beverly Hills is accepting applications from professional musicians ages 16 years and older, to be selected for performance engagements and recognition in up to three concert series in Southern California: Music by the Sea (City of Encinitas on Friday evenings; future Saturday performances to be announced due to Saturday’s Interludes in Torrance being sunsetted), and Music in the Mansion (City of Beverly Hills’ Greystone Mansion on Sunday afternoons), as well as consideration for Sundays Live! at LACMA, Laguna Beach Live! and more than 50 other Southland concert series through the Consortium of Southern California Chamber Music Presenters.
When live-audience concerts can be safely resumed, the winners will be awarded performances in the 2021-2022 concert season. Individual musicians and ensembles are encouraged to apply. Eligibility requirements and an online application is available at www.beverlyhills.org/auditions.
Auditions are open to professional musicians from age 16. Each candidate must be able to present a one-hour recital program without intermission.
At least two contrasting pieces are required for the audition; for example Classical & Romantic periods. Must include a short virtuoso selection (if the virtuoso selection is from the Romantic period that satisfies both requirements). It is recommended to offer 4-5 compositions for the audition (including some from the applicant’s proposed recital program), as the committee prefers to see a wide selection and may request short “samplings.”
Applications must include a separate repertoire list, a suggested recital program and a biography.
Selected artists will be notified by e-mail/phone with confirmation/venue of the recital dates by May 1.
Applications are due by April 19. In consideration of the hardship musicians are facing due to COVID-19, the application fee is waived.