The 2014 American Fine Arts Festival is beginning soon, with auditions taking place in cities across the United States, and even Beijing, China. This is the 11th season for the American Fine Arts Festival, and we’re hoping it will be the biggest and most successful yet. In-person auditions will be taking place over the next several months, and those who are not located near any of the audition locations can submit a Hi-Fi VHS or DVD recording of their audition by mail. With this option available, tens of thousands of talented young musicians will be able to participate in this year’s exciting event. Winners of the American Fine Arts Festival will be invited to perform at concerts taking place between March and June of 2014. These concerts will be played at some of the most prestigious venues around the world, making this an opportunity of a lifetime for artists of all types. The venues include Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, The Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center and Dicapo Opera Theater Concert Hall. This is truly an opportunity that is not to be missed for all young and aspiring musicians and artists who are looking to take their talent to the next level.

American Fine Arts Festival | Audition Requirements

Anyone interested in auditioning for this year’s festival will need to audition following these simple regulations. Students from all nationalities in grates K-12, college-level and amateur adults are all welcome to audition for this year’s program. Whether live or recorded, each audition must include one performed piece (minimum of 16 measures in length) or one full song. Auditions may not exceed 7 minutes in length, and any auditions, whether live or recorded, that exceed this length will be disqualified. Finally, all songs and pieces must be performed from memory, and no accompaniment is provided by the AFAF.
Anyone who is looking to audition with this year’s American Fine Arts Festival will want to choose the best piece from their standard repertoire. Whether you’re an individual act, or part of a large group, it is best to attempt to showcase your talent in the best way possible. Show the judges the flexibility and diversity of your abilities, while bringing out the true beauty of your instruments.

American Fine Arts Festival | Preparing for Your Performance

If you are interested in taking part in the 2014 American Fine Arts Festival, please be sure to have all applications in on time. Applications for an in-person audition must be filled out completely, and post marked by February 1st, 2014. Those auditioning via mail will need to have their videotape or DVD postmarked by March 15, 2014. Please note that any videotapes or DVDs that are submitted will not be returned. The audition results will be made on the AFAFestival.com website on or after April 20th, 2013.
Whether you’re an individual performer, or a teacher of a talented group of students, this can be a fun and exciting opportunity for everyone to take part in. Performers from previous festivals have enjoyed the experience, and learned a lot both artistically and personally from their participation in the festival. We hope you’ll have an unforgettable experience as well.