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Application Process

(This information is from Marrowstone 2014. The website will be updated with 2015 information in the coming months)

We will begin accepting applications in January 1st 2014.

Applications will be due by April 15th, 2014 at 11:59pm. Late applications will be accepted on a space-available basis.

Application Instructions

  1. Fill out the Marrowstone 2014 Application
  2. Submit audition samples and letter of recommendation according to guidelines below

When you submit your application, you will be given the option to pay your application fee online. If you would prefer to pay by check, send it to:
Marrowstone Music Festival
11065 Fifth Ave NE, Suite A
Seattle WA USA 98125



ALL APPLICANTS please observe the following:

  1. Recordings should not exceed 15 minutes in duration.
  2. Recordings should be unaccompanied if possible.

University and Fellowship Requirements

All University or Fellowship Division applicants must audition regardless of past participation.

All Instruments: A selection of concerti, sonatas or etude excerpts sufficient to demonstrate both technical mastery and lyrical expressivity. 10-15 minutes in length. Selections may be accompanied or unaccompanied.
Unaccompanied is preferred.

When uploading selections be sure to indicate the Composer and Title for each selection clearly.

Additionally, all University and Fellowship Division applicants must include a Letter of Recommendation. See below for guidelines regarding the Letter of Recommendation.

Pre-College Requirements

String and percussion participants in SYSO's Youth and Junior Orchestras are not required to submit an audition CD, nor are returning Marrowstone string or percussion players. All other documents are required.

Strings - Include one major and one minor scale of three octaves each and two-minute excerpts from two contrasting solo works, one fast and one slow.

Woodwinds & Brass - Include one major and one minor scale of two octaves each, one tongued and one slurred, plus two-minute excerpts from two contrasting solo works, one fast and one slow.

All Percussion - Include no more than a two-minute excerpt on each of the following: xylophone, snare drum, and timpani.

Piano & Harp - Include two pieces of contrasting styles that demonstrate level of proficiency.


Letter of Recommendation Guidelines

One letter of recommendation is required for University and Fellowship Division applicants.

Letters are optional, but encouraged, for Pre-College applicants.

At the end of your online application, you will have the opportunity to enter the name and email address of your preferred reference. Your reference will receive an email inviting them to complete an online recommendation form via our application site.

Do not email or mail letters of recommendation directly to Marrowstone.

Any questions regarding the application, audition, or letter of recommendation may be directed to