Instrumental Fellowship

As an Instrumental Music Fellow, during your freshman year you receive funding to participate in a regional trip to a performance by a world renowned soloist, chamber group or instrumental ensemble, and four semesters of 30 minute private lessons.  Between your junior and senior year, up to $4,490 of financial support is provided to you for your participation in an enriching instrumental music activity such as touring in an international concert band or orchestra  group, joining DCI drum corps or a number of other possibilities. Dr. Jim Latten, Director of Instrumental Music reviews your general application for admission to Juniata and your portfolio to identify fellows candidates. The portfolio should consist of a DVD of 5 to 10 minutes of performance material on your main instrument, to demonstrate your mastery of technique, melodic phrasing, endurance, tone quality and intonation, and overall musicianship. (If you have above average ability on other instruments and you feel it would benefit your overall application, please include an excerpt of those instrument as well. In this case, please keep the entire DVD to a maximum length of 12-15 minutes.) Suggested repertoire: complete instrumental solos (or movements from standard solos, sonatas or concerti); extended or advanced etudes from one’s private lesson materials. Accompanying printed materials (or the DVD itself) must list all titles and composers as well as the performance date(s). Percussionists: You may focus the DVD completely on only one main instrument (snare, timpani, drum set, marimba, vibes, xylophone), but it is preferred that you demonstrate more than one (keeping your total DVD performance to 20 minutes or less).  Through an audition process, Dr. Latten selects one Instrumental Music Fellow from the incoming freshman class.