Auditions for Younes and Soraya Nazarian Chamber Music Program scholarships 2017-2018

Auditions for Younes and Soraya Nazarian Chamber Music Program scholarships 2017-2018

Eligible Candidates:

String Players: Violin, Viola, Cello. Bass

Piano Players.

Woodwind Players.


Auditions will be held in two rounds:

Currently registered students

First round:

End of the year exam – according to grade and recommendation of the jury

Students who are performing a recital will be eligible into the second round.

Students currently in the program are also eligible to the second round.


New Students:

Entrance exam – The exam will serve as the first round.

Please request to be considered for the program in your entrance exam form


Second round:

Strings audition dates: June 29 2017, 9:00- 17:00

Piano audition dates: June 26 2017,  17:00

Woodwind Players audition  dates: TBA.


Audition requirements:

Two pieces: Sonata or other piece with piano (no concerti) and a piece of your choice

It is advised to play with your class accompanist.



The Nazarian Chamber Music Program for Outstanding Students was founded at the Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance in 2013. The program includes more than 40 students in varied instruments, who are carefully chosen in an audition process. Students that are accepted to the program receive a full tuition scholarship.

Students in the program are divided into chamber music groups that meet intensively during the year and receive weekly coaching from distinguished professors. The groups are granted many performance opportunities on stages both in Israel and internationally as well as many community setting concerts. The Dina Turgeman chamber music competition is the highlight of the activity in the program.

The playing of Chamber music allows the students to contend with the canonic works of the chamber music repertoire. Striving towards high level performance enables the students to face instrumental challenges as well as educational challenges which create and rich environment for meaningful dialogue.