APPLY HERE TO THE
CHIGIANA GLOBAL ACADEMY
PIANO INTENSIVE PROGRAM
JUNE 10 - 25, 2024
SIENA, ITALY

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSIONS and COURSE INFO

Piano professors Carol Leone (SMU), Inna Faliks (UCLA) and Boris Berman (Yale School of Music) will teach a 2-week intensive program for graduate students.
The course will be open to a maximum of ten pianists who are either currently enrolled in graduate schools or have graduated with their bachelors degree and are in the process of applying to graduate school. Talented undergraduate students might also apply under a teacher

APPLICATIONS and ELIGIBILITY:
Applications are online only through the form below.
– Applicants must submit a video recording(s) of their playing (at least 10 minutes total, including two contrasting musical styles).
– Applicants must include the contact info (e-mail and phone number) for a reference, either the applicant’s principal teacher or from a mentor who has worked with the applicant within the past three years, whom we can contact regarding your performance abilities.
– All additional application materials should be sent to: admissions@chigiana.org

The deadline for the application (digital timestamp) is April 1, 2024 at midnight PST.

ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION:
Applicants will be notified of the admission to the course on a rolling basis after their application has been evaluated. However, most applicants will be notified of their admission decision via email in March.
Students admitted to the Piano Intensive Program are given 7 days from the communication of their admission to pay the deposit of USD 500.00 to enroll, or decline the offer. The deposit is NON REFUNDABLE and it will be applied toward the tuition. The tuition balance is due on May 1, 2024. Failure to pay the tuition balance may result in forfeiture of the student’s place at the Siena Piano Intensive Program Summer 2024.

FEES AND IMPORTANT DATES

IMPORTANT DATES:

Application Deadline: April 1st, 2024
Admissions decision: by April 15, 2024

PROGRAM OFFICIAL DATES:
Program starts on Monday June 10th, 2024
Program ends on Tuesday June 25th, 2024
Students check-in: Sunday June 9th, by 7:00 PM  
Students vacate apartments on June 26th by 12:00 noon

FEES:
The course fees are USD 2,500.00 (no housing), USD 3,500.00 (with program provided housing in a double room, with a $500 single room supplement)
Fees include: Instruction, program orientation, cultural activities, welcome dinner, farewell reception, student services assistance, video and professional audio recording of the final concert.

Fees DO NOT INCLUDE transportation from and to the US, regular meals, personal expenses.

PAYMENT TERMS:
The balance should be paid no later than May 1st, 2024 to:

FRIENDS OF CHIGIANA a non-profit organization 501(c)3 registered in the State of New York.

Payment methods are: PAYPAL, Zelle, Bank wire

APPLICATION FORM

SECTION 1 - PERSONAL INFORMATION


SECTION 2 - PARENTS/GUARDIAN INFORMATION


SECTION 3 - ACADEMIC INFORMATION AND AUDITION LINKS

LINK TO VIDEO PERFORMANCE #1
Paste a link to your audition video here. We request an audition video recording of approximately 15 minutes of piano solo repertoire that includes both lyrical and virtuosic styles and at least two time periods.
You can also send us the bio by email to admissions@chigiana.org


SECTION 4 - HOUSING PREFERENCE


SECTION 5 - DISCLAIMER
By electronically signing this form (I ACCEPT) you confirm that you have carefully read the Application for Admission in its entirety, that the statements you provided are true, and that you accept the terms stated therein. You also acknowledge and understand that if the Accademia Chigiana DOES NOT receive your ONLINE APPLICATION form by the deadline of April 1st, 2024 you may NOT be accepted in the program.


PRIVACY
INFORMATION PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION - Pursuant to ex art. 13-14 GDPR EU / 2016/679 ADJUSTMENT OF THE EUROPEAN REGULATION, we inform you that the data provided will be collected by the ACCADEMIA MUSICALE CHIGIANA FOUNDATION for the purposes of managing the conference and will be processed within the limits and in compliance with the provisions of the aforementioned decree. The provision of data is voluntary for the purposes of participation in the conference; any refusal to provide personal data, or failure to authorize the processing of sensitive data, will make it impossible to receive communications relating to the event. The owner of the processing of personal data is the Chigiana Academy of Music Foundation of Siena, with headquarters in Via di Città, 89 - Siena. The undersigned, identified as a subject concerned by the processing of personal data, declares to have received from the Data Controller FONDAZIONE ACADEMIA MUSICALE CHIGIANA VIA DI CITTA '89 53100 SIENA the information pursuant to articles 13-14 EU reg 2016/679 which can also be consulted on the Chigiana website, https://www.chigiana.org/wp-content/uploads/Informativa-generica.pdf. We ask therefore for your consent.