Applications for the 2021/22 academic year are currently closed. Check this space for information about future auditions.
CMPI is focused on supporting students from ethnic backgrounds that are under-represented in the professional orchestra field, including African-American, Latinx, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and/or South Asian and Pacific Islander. Students who are not part of one of those ethnic groups may also qualify if their family is low-income or will be the first in their family to attend college.
CMPI is a highly selective and intensive musical training program. Students who apply must be highly driven and dedicated and aspire to a professional career in orchestral music. Musicians should expect to practice at least ten hours each week outside of rehearsal and lesson time. This program also requires students to attend concerts, engage with professional musician mentors, and attend other events aimed at helping students to prepare for college and beyond.
Although there is no specific requirement for years of playing experience, students should carefully review the suggested repertoire and pre-screening guide for both the pre-screening and final audition. Students should be comfortable performing the requirements which are outlined if they are considering an audition in the spring.
This program is for regular orchestral instruments:
Note: This program is not for students whose primary instruments are euphonium, saxophone, piano, guitar or voice
What should be on your recording
See below for suggested repertoire by instrument. However, we will listen to the solo/etude literature that you have prepared. Direct questions to [email protected]cagopathways.org.
Once selected to the program, CMPI student musicians will join a dynamic and rigorous musical training program. Various elements of the program will be tailored to each students’ specific needs, including support for an upgraded instrument or repairs, tuition assistance for summer camps/festivals, assistance with travel and audition expenses. Students will take weekly private lessons throughout the school year and summer, participate in a large ensemble program, chamber music (at appropriate levels), music theory/music literacy, and more. These activities will be subsidized based on a sliding financial need scale. In short, this is for serious young musicians who have the talent and aptitude required for success.