Rapaport Prize

Thanks to the generosity of Columbia College alumnus Richard Rapaport, you can receive funding to study at a summer music festival of your choice!

Auditions are open only to Columbia College (Barnard, GS, and SEAS not eligible) instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, and conductors.  PRIORITY GIVEN to those who have played an active role in the Music Performance Program.  

Please note that graduating seniors are not eligible for this fellowship.

Audition Requirements: 

  • Prepare two contrasting works or movements to showcase your technical and music abilities.
  • Any festival brochures or materials with pertinent information regarding tuition.
  • A sealed letter of recommendation from your teacher.  
  • A letter of acceptance from the festival, which also states the funds needed.
  • Proof of application will also be considered from applicants who have not yet received acceptance from summer festivals, as long as the application has been made prior to the audition.
  • Composers should prepare two original scores and audio recording of piece if you have them. 
  • The festival should have a strong international reputation and competitive criteria for acceptance.

Rapaport Auditions 2022- TBD


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