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Juilliard String Quartet Seminar
Application & Audition Requirements

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About this Program

Overview

The week-long Juilliard String Quartet Seminar aims to foster the artistic growth of pre-formed, pre-professional string quartets through intense coaching and mentoring with members of the Juilliard String Quartet and other participating quartets. 2020 JSQ Seminar dates are Monday, May 18 through Friday, May 22.

Approximately 6-8 groups will be offered admission to this program. The tuition for this past year’s seminar was $400 per quartet.

All 4 members of your String Quartet must submit separate applications. However, one application must be listed as the "primary" application.

Eligibility

In order to be admitted to the String Quartet Seminar, you must:

  • have prior experience performing as a quartet
  • be available for the entire week-long program

Application Timeline

Application Timeline

Application Requirement Received-by Deadline
Online Application  January 6
Application Fee ($USD) January 6
Video Audition   January 6
Request for ADA audition accommodations January 6

You will receive notification of your admission status (admit, wait list, or deny) through your application status page no later than March 10.

Application Fee & Waivers

Application Fee

The $65 application fee is nonrefundable and must be paid through your application status page upon submission of your application. Your application is not considered complete until the fee has been received.

Your Application Materials

Your Online Application

All members of your String Quartet must submit separate applications. However, one application must be listed as the "primary" application. The applicant submitting the primary application will be responsible for the following on behalf of the entire group:

  1. Uploading the required audition material
  2. Providing the group's background information, résumé, and repertoire
  3. Paying the application fee

Your applications must be submitted online by the appropriate deadline. Please coordinate among yourselves to determine who will submit the "primary" application. There should be only one primary application per quartet. To begin, create your Juilliard Admissions Accounts, gather all of the required application materials, and follow the instructions to complete your applications.

Start the online application

Your Video Audition

Recordings submitted via the online application should include a total of three movements, one from each of the following periods:

  • Classical
  • Romantic
  • 20th or 21st century 

Of the required 3 submissions, at least one must be formatted as a video recording. You may choose whether or not to submit the remaining 2 submissions as audio and/or video recordings.

The Juilliard String Quartet reviews all of the submissions and selects the quartets invited to participate. 

Additional Requirements

International Students

Juilliard cannot assist international quartets in acquiring visas for the Seminar.

Applicants with Disabilities

The Juilliard School seeks to facilitate the full participation of applicants with disabilities in the audition process. The School makes reasonable accommodations or adjustments for qualified individuals with known disabilities in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). 

Juilliard will not make pre-admissions inquiries as to whether or not a student has a disability; however, applicants with documented disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the audition process must notify the Office of Academic Support and Disability Services (OASDS) in writing by the appropriate deadline

You will be required to submit documentation of your disability to OASDS; this information will be kept strictly confidential. You must complete the following forms in order for the school to accommodate your specific needs:

  • Applicant Release of Disability Related Information Form 
  • Audition Accommodation Request Form

Decisions & Enrolling

Decisions

Quartets will be notified of their admissions decision by March 10.