COURSE INFO OUTLINE:- Piano professors Boris Berman (Yale) and Carol Leone (SMU) will teach a 3-week intensive program for graduate students.- The course will be open to a minimum of five and a maximum of eight pianists who are either currently enrolled in graduate schools within the United States or have graduated with their bachelors degree and are in the process of applying to graduate school within the US.
APPLICATIONS and ELIGIBILITY:Applications are online only through this form.- Applicants are requested to submit a video recording(s) of their playing (no more than 15 minutes total, including two contrasting musical styles). - Two letters of recommendation will be required to complete the application. The letters should be from either the applicant’s principal teacher or from a mentor who has worked with the applicant within the past three years. - All additional application materials should be sent to: email@example.com
The deadline for the application (digital timestamp) is March 18, 2019 at midnight PST.
ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION:Applicants will be notified of the admission to the course on a rolling basis after their application has been evaluated. However, most applicants will be notified of their admission decision via email in late March.Students admitted to the Piano Intensive Program are given 7 days from the communication of their admission to pay the deposit of USD 500.00 to enroll, or decline the offer. The deposit is NOT REFUNDABLE and it will be applied toward the tuition. The tuition balance is due on May 1, 2019. Failure to pay the tuition balance may result in forfeiture of the student's place at the Siena Composition Course Summer 2019.
IMPORTANT DATES:Program official dates: Program starts on Monday June 3rd, 2019 Program ends on Friday June 21st, 2019 Students check- in: Sunday June 1st, by 7:00 PM Students vacate apartments on June 22nd by 12:00 noon.
FEES: The course fees are USD 3,500.00 Fees include: Instruction, airport pick-up (Florence only), program orientation, cultural activities, welcome dinner, farewell reception, student services assistance, housing in a double occupancy room in private apartment, video and professional audio recording of the final concert.
Fees DO NOT INCLUDE transportation from and to the US, regular meals, personal expenses.
PAYMENT TERMS:Deposit of USD 500.00 and the tuition balance of USD 3,000.00 should be sent via international money wire to:
FONDAZIONE ACCADEMIA MUSICALE CHIGIANA - ONLUSVia di Città, 8953100 SIENA (SI) ITALY
Bank Name: BANCA MONTE DEI PASCHI DI SIENABranch Name: SEDEAddress: Via Banchi di Sopra, 84 – 53100 SIENA (ITALY)Account # IBAN: IT 82 C 01030 14200 000001482216SWIFT - BIC code: PASCITMMSIESIGNATORY NAME: Dr. Angelo Armiento
In the note please include the Full Name of the applicant and "Siena Piano Intensive 2019"