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Summer Music Institute

Wed., July 16 @ 6 p.m.:

Ravel String Quartet in F major
Brahms Horn Trio
Brass Quintet Sampson Morning Music

Thurs., July 17 @ 6 p.m.:

Ligeti Bagatelles for wind quintet Debussy String Quartet No. 1 Schubert "Trout" quintet

Fri., July 18 @ 6 p.m.:

Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8
Bacewicz Quartetto for Four Violins
Premru Two Pieces for Three Trombones & Albononi Trio Sonata

Sat., July 19 @ 6 p.m.:

Barber Summer Music for wind quintet
Mendelssohn Octet in E-flat major
Debussy Sonata for Viola, Flute and Harp

Sun., July 20 @ 6 p.m.:

Vaughan Williams Piano Quintet in C minor
Beethoven String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 4

Thurs., July 24 @ 6 p.m.:

Ibert Two Interludes for Harp, Violin, and Flute
Gounod Petite Symphonie for Woodwind Ensemble
Selections for a Brass Ensemble

Fri., July 25 @ 6 p.m.:

Saint-Saëns Fantasie for Harp and Violin
Britten Simple Symphony for String Ensemble
Suk Serenade Op. 6 for String Ensemble

Final Orchestra Concert in the Concert Hall:,
Sunday, July 27 @ 6 p.m.

Elizabeth Schulze, conductor
Emma Resmini, flute
(winner of the SMI concerto competition)

Debussy, Nocturnes

Nielsen, Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (first movt.)
Emma Resmini, flute
Vaughan Williams, Symphony No. 2 in G major ("London")

Emma is the 14 year old Youth Fellow who will study at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia next fall. She is a real prodigy.

How to Apply:

To Apply

SMI Application Deadline Extended:
Monday, February 10, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. (EST)
(Program dates: June 30-July 28, 2014)

The following materials are required for the SMI application:

  • Orchestral excerpts for instrument
  • Solo piece
  • One Recommendation from music teacher or conductor (send recommendation e-mail to Carole Wysocki. Be sure to include your name and SMI recommendation in the subject line.)
  • Applicant’s Musical Resumé

All application materials, except the recommendation letter, are to be uploaded onto the online application.

Other Resources


2014 Orchestral Excerpts by Instruments (* Do not record all excerpts in one continuous track. Each excerpt must be its own file attached on the application individually.)

If you have any questions, please contact the NSO Education Program at
(202) 416-8820 or by e-mail at