2021 Yellow Barn Application for Individual Musicians

Application Instructions

Important note to those applying for Yellow Barn 2021:

Those musicians who would have participated in Yellow Barn 2020 have been invited to participate in the summer of 2021, should we be able to go forward as hoped. Although the great majority have accepted this invitation, we do have a few positions available, and are welcoming applications for violin, viola, cello, voice, and string quartet.

In addition, we are accepting applications for alternates in all instrument categories, in the event that a position becomes available later in the process due to unforeseen circumstances.

If a position does not become available, you will have the option of being considered this year for the summer of 2022. If instead you decide to withdraw your application, your application fee will be refunded.

About the application process:

This year, all audition performances will be submitted by video. Applicants should submit a video recording of three works, or substantial movements from three works of their choosing, that make very different demands on you as a player. Works can be from the solo, duo sonata, or concerto repertoire.

Performances of duo sonatas must be with your sonata partner.

Performances of concertos must include the orchestra part.

Audition videos made after October 1, 2020 are greatly preferred. However, due to the the difficulties we are all experiencing, 2 of the 3 video performances may be a recording from anytime after November 1, 2019. At least 1 work must be recorded after October 1, 2020.


Application Deadlines

The deadline for submitting your application is January 15, 2021.

The deadline for submitting your accompanying videos is February 1, 2021.


Contact Melody Lin, Admissions Coordinator, at melody@yellowbarn.org or
(802) 387-3108, if you have any questions or concerns.


Application Fee: $80 (non-refundable and due with application)
All participants receive a full scholarship to cover tuition, room, and board.
Individuals (strings, piano, woodwinds, harp, voice, and percussion) and pre-formed ensembles are invited to apply. (If you are applying as an ensemble, please use our Application for Summer Ensemble Residency.) 
Audition Requirements
Prepare three works, or substantial movements from three works of their choosing, that make very different demands on you as a player. 



Please submit the following items with your application. Please include all information. We accept .doc, .docx, .pdf filetypes. Please limit file uploads to 2MB.

Your application cannot be saved and we will not receive any of your information until you click "Submit". 

Your most up-to-date list of chamber music studied and/or performed, as well as a list of chamber music works that you would especially like to play during the Yellow Barn festival. Label each category clearly and include your name. (We cannot promise to fulfill your wishes, but will attempt to do so to the extent possible.)
Letters of Recommendation
Please submit two letters of recommendation from teachers who know your playing well. They (or you) may send the letters directly to melody@yellowbarn.org. Please include your full name and instrument in the subject line.
2021 Individual Application Form

Please fill out all fields.

Please list. If you play multiple instruments, please indicate which one you are applying with.
Please note that Yellow Barn will primarily use e-mail to communicate with you regarding audition schedules and results.
Biographical Information

Please fill out all fields and use "N/A" for fields that do not apply to you.

Please use this format: School, diploma, and years attended. Separate with a semicolon for multiple schools.
Please list years.
Please list years, orchestra if any, series, etc.
Please list years.
Please list years.
Please list years.

After clicking “Submit” you will be asked to pay your $80 application fee by PayPal. You may pay with a PayPal account or with a credit card. If you prefer to pay by check, please write a check payable to “Yellow Barn”, and on the memo line include your name as it appears on your application. Send your check to Yellow Barn, PO Box 507, Putney, VT 05346.

By clicking "Submit", you are agreeing to the following:

The information presented in this application is true and complete, to the best of my knowledge. A recording, if submitted, is my own unedited performance.