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Flute Choir at Carnegie Gala June 29-July 1, 2024

Application Deadline
April 2, 2024 at 3:59:00 AM
Flute Choir at Carnegie Gala June 29-July 1, 2024

Come to New York for three days to immerse yourself in music-making, together with an international group of musicians, under the tutelage of Rita D'Arcangelo, Germany/Italy.
Rehearse masterpieces by the greatest composers and perform a program on the world-renowned stage of the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Receive an archival, professional-quality video of your performance at Carnegie Hall.
Participate in an interview for media.
Tour the most well-known conservatories in the world.
Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow musicians from around the world, taking home lasting memories and friendships.
April 1, 2024 - Deadline to apply with a video of your choosing
June 28 - July 2, 2024 - rehearsals and concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City
Who can apply? There is no age restrictions. Check the repertory which this Laureate Ensemble will perform at the Carnegie Hall and make sure you are up for the challenge!

In addition to a once-in-a-life-time experience, all participants receive:

    Carnegie Hall Archival DIGITAL VIDEO of their performance (see Regulations for acceptable uses as per by Carnegie Hall rules)
    Medals, Certificates
    Full color Concert Program brochure (digital and printed) with their short bio and picture
    Complimentary Performer's ticket
    Group Interview for media, broadcast on social and video platforms
    Concert Photos
    Letters of recommendation and other support is provided upon request for applying for grants, colleges,
    other programs, competitions, auditions

    Tuition cost: $870 (travel and accommodations not included)
    Inquire about affordable dorm-style accommodations in Manhattan, NY
    If you require a US visa - we provide visa support and can send you confirmation documents for the US Consulate

Application Process

    Submit an Application form by the DEADLINE April 1, 2024
    Upload video of any piece (with or without accompaniment). YouTube link or Google Drive link
    Application fee $60

    Selected musicians will be notified about your acceptance into the Laureate Ensemble at Carnegie Gala program by April 15, 2024

Typical Schedule

June 28 - Arrival, check-in, orientation
June 29 - Rehearsals and workshops 10:00-1:00; Lunch; Rehearsals and workshops 2:00-5:00
June 30 - Rehearsals and workshops, tour Juilliard School or Manhattan School of Music, or Mannes, or NYU
July 1 - Sound check at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall at 2:30pm. Concert at 7:00pm
July 2 - Depart

Program to be presented at Carnegie Hall

J. S. Bach: Gavotte 1 and 2 from the Orchestral Suite n.3
W.A.Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
E. Grieg: from Peer Gynt Suite No.1 Morning Mood
P.I. Tschaikowsky: 2 Dances from the "Nutcracker Suite"
Joseph Russo: New pieces written especially got the Laureate Ensemble at Carnegie. Listen to Joseph Russo's music for flute here:

Meet the Director

First prize in numerous international competitions, she made her debut as soloist in 2011 at the Carnegie Hall in New York. She's one of the few flautists to have in repertoire the Concierto Pastoral by J. Rodrigo. She recorded for the German radios SR2, SWR and WDR, the Japanese National Television NHK and for the Vatican Radio. As a first flute she worked at the "HPAC Orchestra" and the Osaka Philarmonic Orchestra in Japan; Filharmonia Gorzowska, the United Chamber Orchestra and the Kammersolisten der Deutschen Oper Berlin. She's flute professor at the Department of Music of the German State University BTU – Cottbus, at the private University Akademie für Musik Berlin where she is also

Head of Department for Orchestral Instruments. Rita is also guest professor at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan and member of the jury for the Grammy Awards of the Recording Academy USA. She regularly holds masterclasses in Japan, Europe and the U.S.A.
Rita D'Arcangelo is a Nagahara Flutes Artist and plays on a beautiful instrument crafted expressly for her by Kanichi Nagahara Graduated in flute, with honors, at the Conservatory of Music "L. D'Annunzio " in Pescara (Italy), she then graduated also at the "Royal Northern College of Music "in Manchester, “ the International Academy of Music in Milan " and " the Hochschule fuer Musik” in Mannheim. Rita studied with Sir James Galway for many years, following the masterclasses of the Weggis Flute Festival in Switzerland, where she won the gold Nagahara 14K flute headjoint in 2008 and was invited as Guest Artist in 2016 and 2019



"...Her playing is beguiling. Smooth balanced tone throughout the registers of her instrument, marvelous breath control, pitch perfect and technical command distinguish all of her performances."

– Jerry Dubins

Carla Auld continues to distinguish herself as both a performer and one of the foremost proponents of the flute in the world today. A popular concert artist and teacher, she has also been hailed for her work as a founder and artistic director of organizations specifically related to music and arts administration.

Constantly in demand for her work as an advisor and adjudicator, Auld has served on the boards of both the New York Flute Club, and the New Jersey Flute Society, and as an international judge for the Magalif Flute Competition.


Watch below the pieces which Directors chose for the

Laureate Ensembles at Carnegie Program


Application Fee - $60
Tuition - $870

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