Summer Gala Concert at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

at 8:00 PM on June 6, 2018

For all instrumentalists, singers, and ensembles alike, American Protégé is offering an unprecedented opportunity to escalate the scope of their talents to new heights.

The Audition is open to school students and adults of all nationalities and countries. All instruments, including piano, strings, voice and winds are welcome to participate in the Audition.

Selected participants will be offered to perform at the world’s most illustrious music venue: the 2,800-seat Isaac Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.

Concert Date

American Protégé Summer Gala Concert at Stern will be held 

on June 6, 2018 at 8:00 PM


Audition for the Summer Gala Concert at Stern is open to all school students and adults of all ages and all nationalities and countries. All instruments, including piano, strings, voice and winds are welcome to participate in the Showcase. Participants are required to submit video recording materials for the audition to enter into the Audition.


Four qualified judges evaluate audition materials. All judges are independent; their students are not allowed to apply for the audition for the Summer Gala Concert at Stern. 

How to Apply for the Audition

To apply for the Audition, participants must submit:

– A completed online Application Form. Biographies and Photos will be collected from selected participants only after the audition.

– YouTube (Vimeo, Google Drive or other video sharing sites) link to the video recordings or a DVD of their performance (no need to mail a DVD if a YouTube link is provided in the Application Form). Video must be “Open to Public”.

– Audition Fee is $200 per applicant. Audition Fee is not refundable.

– US participants must make a check or money order payable to American Protégé and mail it to American Protégé, P.O. Box 287476, New York, NY 10128. A PayPal options below could also be used with an additional service fee charged by PayPal.

– International participants may use:

  • Certified bank check or international money order payable to American Protégé. International participants must use express shipping services and provide the tracking number.
  • PayPal option (PayPal service charge will be added to the payment amount).
Mailing Address

Mail DVD and Application Fee to: American Protégé, P.O. Box 287476, New York, NY 10128

For express shipping services please use the following street address:

American Protégé, Attn: Irina Ionova, 245 East 93rd Street, #22E, New York, NY 10128.

Application Deadline

Application materials acceptance for the Summer Gala Concert Audition was closed on December 1, 2017.

Audition Requirements

Performance time limit:

for ages 5 to 12 is under 4 (four) minutes

for ages 13 and older – under 5 (five) minutes.

Repertoire Requirements:

  • Only unedited video can be accepted for the audition (parts of video connected together or video clips are not acceptable).
  • Due to a time restrictions, a shortened version of the piece is acceptable for string performers. Pianists must submit original works for the audition.
  • Applicant may choose one piece from the standard repertoire (Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Contemporary periods), or Folk/Traditional and Broadway/Jazz.
  • Singers can choose a piano or playback audio accompaniment

Recordings should be a fair representation of the Contestant’s abilities, but need not be of a professional quality. Recording materials must be labeled.

Contestants must perform from memory. No repeats.

The final selection of performers will be based solely on the video recordings submitted. Judges comment won’t be disclosed.

Audition piece could not exceed performance time limit (4 minutes for participants age 12 and under and 5 minutes for participants age 13 and older)

Please read the American Protégé Policy carefully before applying for the Audition.

Winners Information

1. Only up to twenty-five (25) applicants on a regular basis and several applicants with the sponsors will be selected to perform at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. All other applicants will receive Diploma of Audition Participation via e-mail.

2. Each Winner will perform one piece at the Concert. A set of different works is not acceptable.

3. Performance repertoire changes will not be accepted.

4. Participants must bring their own piano accompanist. American Protege does not provide piano accompanist, but can recommend one after enrollment into the program.

5. Total Concert Fee is $850 per participant and includes:

  • Sound system and microphones
  • Rehearsal on the concert day
  • Admission for the participant and a piano accompanist (if needed)
  • Carnegie Hall Playbill printing. Playbill photo and bio editing
  • Professional photos form the Rehearsal and the Concert
  • Certificate, Piano Accompanist’s Diploma and Teacher’s Diploma.

6. The Concert Fee is not refundable.

7. Tickets for guests and family members are not included into the Concert Fee.

8. Extra performance time up to 1 (one) minute can be accepted for an additional fee of $800.

9. A house sound system and microphone will be provided at the concert.

10. Taking of photos and video recording is strictly prohibited at Carnegie Hall  and backstage at all the times. Unauthorized photographs, video, or other recordings may be deleted at Carnegie Hall management’s discretion.

11. All participants are responsible for their own expenses (travel, housing accommodations, etc.).

12. Tickets will be available at the Carnegie Hall website two months prior to the event.

13. Detailed Concert information will be provided to the participants via email.

American Protégé Organizational Committee reserves the rights to make any changes into the rules, dates, schedules and other information related to the Competitions or published on this site.

Complete policies, rules and disclaimers could be found on American Protégé Policy page