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Nashville Summer Orchestral Institute at the Blair School

NSOI

Dates: Monday, May 29-Friday, June 2, 2017

Download the 2017 NSOI schedule

The 2017 Nashville Summer Orchestral Institute at Blair will feature the NSOI Concerto Competition, an intensive orchestral experience, master classes, section rehearsals and a final concert featuring the Concerto Competition winner.  Faculty will include Blair professors and Nashville Symphony Orchestra members. The NSOI is open by audition to students in grades 7-12, college students, graduate students and adults.

How to apply

1. Complete the NSOI online application.

2. Audition repertoire is a prepared solo (1-2 pages) of your choice. You may email your audition recording directly to Dr. Carol Nies; or you may post your recording to YouTube with a numerical code and email the code to Dr. Nies; or you may send your recording to her via a Dropbox link.

3. Musicians who are accepted into the NSOI must also complete the registration form and return it along with tuition to reserve your position. NSOI 2017 tuition is $165. Limited scholarship aid is available.

The priority deadline for NSOI admission and scholarship aid is April 17. You may apply after this date, but NSOI positions are limited and are usually filled by the priority deadline.

NSOI Fellowships

College students and adults may apply for a limited number of NSOI fellowships or for regular admission (see audition information above). NSOI Fellowship recipients will receive a complete tuition scholarship and the opportunity to serve as a principal musician in the NSOI Orchestra.

How to apply for a fellowship:

1. Complete the NSOI online fellowship application.

2. Audition repertoire is a prepared solo your choice. You may email your audition recording directly to Dr. Carol Nies; or you may post your recording to YouTube with a numerical code and email the code to Dr. Nies; or you may send your recording to her via a Dropbox link.

The deadline for NSOI Fellowship Applications is April 17. You may apply after this date, but NSOI Fellowship positions are very limited and have always been filled by the priority deadline.

 For more information, contact Dr. Carol Nies, 615-322-5815.

2017 NSOI Concerto Competition

The NSOI Concerto Competition is open to all NSOI members. The NSOI Concerto Competition will be held on Saturday, May 13.

Download the 2017 NSOI Concerto Competition application