Application requirements

Age limits

12 – 24 years

 

Language

It is required of every candidate to possess some ability in either German or English.

 

Application

A complete application consists of:

  1. The application form (PDF)
  2. a recent photo
  3.  Audition (YouTube link only)
  4.  Bank receipt for the payment of the application fee CHF 50

Application Form
The application form must be filled out in full and sent to the Director by email (PDF, no scans or JPGs).  Please try to include everything in ONE email.

 

Auditions (no mandatory pieces)
2 pieces of choice

Only Youtube recordings with direct link will be accepted.  The audition material must be sent at the same time as the application, not afterwards.

 

Pieces of choice

from one's current repertoire

 

Closing date for application/Application fee

  • May2nd - extended until June 3, 2022

All parts of the application including the audition link and the application fee of CHF 50

  

Procedure for selection of candidates and notification of acceptance

Applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance  shortly after May 2nd by email.  Applicants must be available by email and must check their emails regularly, especially between May 2nd and 6th.

 

Directly following notification of acceptance, applicants MUST confirm their participation within 24 hours by email, otherwise they risk their invitation.

 

Applicants are accepted for the entire two weeks only.

  

Cancellation

It goes without saying that accepted applicants will definitely participate in Astona.  In the case of a cancellation, fees will be refunded based on the reasons for as well as the time of cancellation.  


Technical requirements

In order to qualify as a participant in Astone ONLINE 2022, the student must have a strong internet connection on his/her disposal. The connection must be up-to-date and reliable. One must have PC, a laptop or a smartphone of very good audio and video quality.


Auditors

We are sorry we cannot provide the possibility of external online-auditors.


Fees

Application fee

CHF  50

 

Applications without payment of the application fee will not be considered.  The application fee is non-refundable, no matter whether the candidate is accepted or not. 

 

Course fee
CHF 300

 

The full cost of the course is CHF 1'300The vast difference between this and the course fee is made possible by generous contributions from sponsors. We want to give this advantage directly to our students. There are, however, no further scholarships in 2022.

 

Payments
The payment of the course fee must arrive in the Astona account by latest June 15th.

 

Payment method / Account information

The application and the course fees must be remitted by bank transfer to the Astona account:  

 

Credit Suisse AG 8070 Zurich, Switzerland
Clearing-No. 4835 / BIC CRESCHZZ80A
Holder of account: Verein Astona, 6317 Oberwil,Switzerland
IBAN: CH06 0483 5142 1468 5000 0

Please note:  All bank fees must be assumed by the applicant.  Please be sure to arrange this with the bank. Checks will not be accepted.   

 

Closing dates for payments

Application fee:     with the application

Course fee:               by latest June 15, 2022


Important Deadlines

Monday, May 2, 2022 - extended until June 3, 2022

First Closing Date for Application

 

Monday, May 2 until  Friday, May 6, 2022 / until Monday June 6, 2022

Notification of acceptance/non-acceptance of the candidates
by the director. Confirmation by the applicants. 

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The course fee must have reached the Astona bank account.

 

Friday, July 8, 2022

Opening assembly: 18.45h

 

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Online Gala concert