Vienna Festival

How to Apply

In 2018, there are three different classes of applicants for the Golden Key Music Festival of Vienna:

  • Performers who wish to participate in the Festival and Tour. They will be granted the title of the Golden Key of Vienna Music Festival Winner.
  • Winners of the Golden Key Piano Composition Competition who wish to participate in the Tour and perform their compositions at the World Composers Concert.
  • Teachers, parents, siblings of performers and independent music lovers who wish to participate in the Tour. Teachers are also welcome to participate in a public recital in Vienna (solo or ensemble).

Performers

To be accepted to the 2018 Festival (August 1 – 8) and receive its Awards and Honors the instrumentalists and vocalists (solo and ensembles) should  apply for the audition:

  1. Download the Festival Application Form in either Word Format or PDF Format.
    NOTE: Parents, teachers, and siblings of performers can join the Tour by filling out this application form.
  2. Fill out the required information. Instructions are included with the Application Form.
  3. Enclose an audition CD, DVD, or internet link.
  4. Enclose a check made out to Golden Key Music Festival for the Application Fee. If the fee submitted via Western Union or bank transfer, enclose the proof of payment (receipt).
  5. Send the completed form and fee(s) to:

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    81 Five Points Rd.
    Colts Neck, NJ 07722
    United States of America.

Applications and Application Fees must be received by December 15, 2017.

Tour Fees are due by March 1, 2018.

Please do not send materials via registered mail or by any other method requiring a signature for delivery.

Audition Requirements

Each application must be accompanied by a recorded audition performance of a specific music selection intended for performance at the Festival. The music selection should be a part of the standard repertory from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Modern Era. Total performance time should not exceed 7 minutes.

Recorded performances can be mailed as a CD or DVD, emailed as an attachment, or sent as a link to YouTube or some other publicly accessible internet site.10646886_1464151770531591_6257767728014239152_n

  • CDs must be playable on a standard audio CD player or a standard Windows computer. Be sure to write the performer’s full name on the disc.
  • DVDs must be playable on a standard US region DVD player (NTSC format). Be sure to write the performer’s full name on the disc.
  • Emailed attachments should be playable on a standard Windows computer. Send email to goldenkeyfest@gmail.com .
  • Internet submissions must include the entire URL (clickable link).

Results of the audition/evaluation process will be mailed to the candidates on January 2, 2018.

Winners of the Piano Composition Competition

Winners of the Golden Key Music Festival Piano Composition Competition do not have to go through the regular application and audition process. They need only:

  1. Download the Festival Application Form in either Word Format or PDF Format.
    NOTE: Parents, teachers, and siblings of winning composers can join the Tour by filling out this application form.
  2. Fill out the required information. Instructions are included with the Application Form.
  3. Include a brief biographical note about the performer which can be included in Festival publications. This may be edited for length or appropriateness.
  4. Enclose a check made out to Golden Key Music Festival for the Tour Fee or proof of payment (receipt), if the fee submitted via Western Union or bank transfer.
  5. Send the completed form and fee(s) to:DSCN0714

    Golden Key Music Festival

    81 Five Points Rd.
    Colts Neck, NJ 07722
    United States of America.

Application Forms and Tour Fees are due by March 1, 2018.

Please do not send materials via registered mail or by any other method requiring a signature for delivery.

Music Lovers – Unaffiliated

To join the Tour as an independent music lover unaffiliated with either a student performer or a winning composer:

  1. Download the Tour Form in either Word Format or PDF Format.
  2. Fill out the required information. Instructions are included with the Form.
  3. Enclose a check made out to Golden Key Music Festival for the Tour Fee or proof of payment (receipt), if the fee submitted via Western Union or bank transfer.
  4. Send the completed form and fee(s) to:

    Golden Key Music Festival
    81 Five Points Rd.
    Colts Neck, NJ 07722
    United States of America.

Tour Fees are due by March 1, 2018.

Please do not send materials via registered mail or by any other method requiring a signature for delivery.

Festival And Tour Fees

There are two fees: the Application Fee and the Tour Fee. Only performers participating in the entire Festival and Tour will be responsible for both fees.

The Application Fee is $65, payable at the time of submission, and no later than December 15, 2017.

The Tour Fee is $1560 per person. Fee includes:

  • 3-4 stars Hotel accommodations for 7 nights, including breakfast.
  • Practice time at Prayner Conservatory, performances at Ehrbar Hall and the Bösendorfer Hall at Mozarthaus, and commemorative awards and honors.
  • Master Classes with notable Professors from the Vienna Music University and Prayner Conservatory: Stephan Möller, Eugene Russo, Sungsuk Kang, and others.
  • Transportation (metro, tram, bus) within Vienna.
  • Admission to music and art museums that are part of the Tour.
  • Admission to all concerts of the Festival.
  • Tours and guided excursions to musical and artistic landmarks in Vienna, Baden, Eisenstadt, and Salzburg.
  • Scheduled parties and receptions.

If, however, you do not choose to stay at the Festival Hotel, but make your own arrangements for accommodation, the Tour Fee is reduced to: $1390 per person.

Performers at the Festival, Winners of the Piano Composition Competition, and other Tour participants are all responsible for the Tour Fee.

The Tour Fee(s) must be paid before March 1, 2018. Payment should be made out to Golden Key Music Festival.

Note: All fees are non-refundable. Festival participants must sign and agree to the terms and conditions of the Tour as stated in the Statement of Consent, Release, and Risk Allocation before being allowed to participate.

For additional information see our current itinerary.