Summer Music Programs


 CSI Application

CSI 2015 application now available!

Students applying for the CSI Track may be eligible to have their audition waived if they participate in a selective youth ensemble.  Students applying for a Specialized Track or for the APP: Audition Preparation Program must submit and audition.


 Click here for a full list of accepted selective ensembles and details.

For those students applying for APP: Audition Preparation Program, please note additional audition recomendation.  Click here for more information.

How to Apply & Audition for CSI

In order to be considered for participation in BW: CSI, applicants must submit:

All items must be submitted by April 1, 2015*.


Auditions are required for all Conservatory Summer Intensive applicants.* The audition should consist of two pieces in contrasting styles. Video auditions are be uploaded to   All materials must be received, with the application and $200 deposit, by April 1, 2015.

If a student is accepted, the submitted audition will be used for placement with a private lesson teacher. Students should choose material they know well and enjoy playing or singing. Doing the most difficult piece does not always showcase the students' abilities to their best advantage. Conversely, picking material that is overly simple will work against a student because it is difficult to gauge his or her playing ability accurately. Consultation with one's private lesson teacher is always a wise move when determining audition material!  Always remember, those listening to your audition are listening for potential not perfection.

In lieu of an uploaded audition, live on-campus auditions will be held at BW's Boesel Musical Arts Center each Saturday in March from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.  We must have your completed application and $200 deposit prior to the audition.  Click here to sign-up for an audition date.  Contact Caroline Arendec at 440-826-8068 or with any questions.

*Auditions are waived for students applying for the CSI Track and are currently participating in:

View full list of accepted selective ensembles.  Students wishing to participate in a Specialized Track or the Audition Preparation Program must submit an audition.

In order for the audition to be waived, applicant must provide documentation of membership in one of the ensembles listed above.  Documentation may be in the form of a copy of a concert program or letter of acceptance from the ensemble.  If you participate in or have participated in an ensemble that you believe should be included on our list of selected ensembles, please contact Caroline Arendec ( or 440-826-8068) with the name of the ensemble.


Musical Experiences Summary

Please include a list of musical experience in:
  • Solo performances: list major works studied and/or performed
  • Chamber music: list major works studied and/or performed
  • Large ensemble music: list major works studied and/or performed

Tuition Deposit

Please include a $200 tuition deposit; make check payable to Baldwin Wallace University.  Deposits are non-refundable except for those students not admitted to the program.

Curriculum Placement 

Theory Placement: All CSI students will take a brief music theory placement exam on Registration Day, the first Sunday of the Intensive. Results are used to place students at the instructional level best suited to their current abilities and backgrounds.

Ensemble Placements: All students will have a scheduled audition on Registration Day. Ensemble directors, chamber music coaches and private lesson teachers hear all auditions and place students according to playing ability. All students should bring a prepared piece for auditions, including vocalists.


Share |