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Call for Audition DVDs for the 2013 Kent /Blossom Music Festival

Posted Jan. 21, 2013

Forty-four slots available for the chamber music festival intensive with members of The Cleveland Orchestra

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Pianist Spencer Myer instructs a student quartet during
the 2011 Kent/Blossom Music Festival. Applications are
now being accepted for the 2013 season.

Kent/Blossom Music Festival, celebrating its 46th summer of collaboration with the Cleveland Orchestra, is now accepting applications for its 2013 season that will take place June 23 through July 27. The auditions are open to advanced string, woodwind, horn and piano students primarily of college age.

Kent/Blossom Music emphasizes the intensive study of chamber music under professional artistic standards. Each student performs an average of four major works during the five weeks. Assignments change every two weeks, maximizing individual contact with repertoire, colleagues and faculty coaches. World-class string, wind and piano faculty, many of whom are members of The Cleveland Orchestra, Miami String Quartet or world-renowned musicians, instruct the 44 students in chamber music. The students will be directed by renowned oboist Danna Sundet, and highly- acclaimed cellist and founding member of the Miami String Quartet Keith Robinson.

“This Festival draws students from all over the world,” says Sundet, artistic coordinator of the Kent/Blossom Music Festival. “We’ve had participants from China, South Korea, Taiwan, Hungary, and from universities from all over the United States, including Juilliard, the Eastman School of Music and University of Indiana, just to name a few.”

There is a $50 application fee, and the deadline to apply is March 1. The application can be found online at www.kent.edu/blossom/apply/undergraduate-application.cfm.

The cost to participate is $1,800, which includes deluxe accommodations in the Kent State University campus air-conditioned housing. The five-week festival includes a side-by-side performance with The Cleveland Orchestra at its summer performance venue, Blossom Music Center. Students will also perform a series of concerts for the community, which will culminate with a performance by the student Chamber Orchestra conducted by the Cleveland Orchestra Assistant Conductor James Feddeck.

For more information, call 330-672-2613 or visit www.kent/edu/blossom.