• Crossroads
Applying to Crossroads
Applicants who are applying to the Elizabeth Mandell Music Institute must complete recorded and live auditions in addition to completing the regular admission application process. The auditions along with the admissions application determine if applicants are invited to enroll in Crossroads’ pre-college classical music conservatory program. All EMMI applicants need to complete the following audition steps:
 
  1. Submit Prescreening Email and Video
    Please email Grace ParkDirector of K-12 Strings and Director of EMMI, with a URL link to your audition video (YouTube, etc.), as well as this information below. Successful applicants will be invited to Crossroads to participate in a live audition for the EMMI Faculty.

    • Email: Please include student name, age, grade, current school, current private teacher name, email address and phone number. Also include parent name with address, email address and phone number.

    • URL link to Video: Please submit one or more solo pieces of your choice that demonstrates both fast/technical playing as well as slow/lyrical playing. A movement or movements of a sonata or concerto are accepted. Recording without an accompanist is accepted.


  2. Participate in a Live Audition
    Applicants who have successfully completed the prescreening audition process will be invited to the Crossroads campus to complete a live audition for EMMI faculty. Auditions are offered on select Tuesday afternoons. Applicants will play or participate in:

    • One or more solo pieces of your choice that demonstrates both fast/technical playing as well as slow/lyrical playing.  A movement or movements of a sonata or concerto are accepted. With or without accompanist.
    • Informal sight reading and ear training assessment with EMMI faculty

EMMI Alumni

EMMI alumni have consistently gone on to perform in some of the finest professional symphony orchestras in the world. In addition, they have assumed leadership roles in opera companies, professional societies and in teaching


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Upcoming Performances

List of 3 events.

  • Jan
    22

    EMMI Chamber Music Concert at LACMA

    Off Campus - Bing Theater at LACMA
  • Feb
    21

    EMMI & Friends Showcase & Reception

    Roth Hall
  • Feb
    26

    Faculty Recital & Reception

    Roth Hall

EMMI Archives

  • EMMI & Friends Solo Recital (November 2014)
    Play
  • EMMI Fall Orchestra Concert (2014)
    Play
  • Crossroads Chamber Orchestra
    Play
  • Alumni Concert Musician Reflections
    Play
  • Michel Colombier (1939-2004)
    "Exhuberance!" by the EMMI Chamber Orchestra
    Play
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