APPLICATION

Disclaimer

Tócalo Tucson accepts participants from every culture and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, or physical disability in providing its seminars, lessons, master-classes, and performances.

Deadlines

Chamber Percussion Program - The official deadline to apply to the Tócalo Tucson chamber percussion program is May 1st, 2019. A total of 18 percussionists will be admitted to the program (accepted in the order of applications received and accepted). After the first 18 percussion participants are admitted and have paid their deposit, further applicants will be put on the wait list for admissions. Applicants will be notified of their official admittance into the program not later that two weeks after their application is officially received via our online application process. 

"On the Precipice" Composition Residency Program - The official deadline for the Tócalo Tucson "On the Precipice" composition residency program is February 1st. Applicants will be notified of their official admittance into the program by February 19th, including the details of their commissioned work for Tócalo Tucson (trio, quartet, quintet, etc). The first draft of your commissioned work must be received by April 10th, with workable parts and score available for circulation to the percussionists by May 1st.

Tuition

Tuition for both the Chamber Percussion Program and the "On the Precipice" Composition Program for Tócalo Tucson is eight hundred dollars ($800). Housing can be provided through University of Arizona Housing and Residential Life directly beside the Fred Fox School of Music. Tuition and Housing will cost a total of one thousand and one hundred dollars ($1,100). This is for a double-occupancy room. 

Please note participants will likely be on campus early in the morning, and will occasionally stay late at night. Be sure to take this into consideration when deciding on your housing option.

There is a non-refundable $50 application fee.

A down payment of three hundred dollars ($300 USD) is due two weeks following official acceptance into either program. This down payment is required to reserve a position for accepted applicants. As there is no application deadline, in the event of a missed down payment, the festival reserves the right to offer a position to the next waitlisted applicant.

  • $1,100 - chamber and composition program participants (includes all master-classes and lessons, AND campus housing)
  • $800 - chamber and composition program participants (includes all master-classes and lessons, housing NOT included)
  • $30 - PER individual master-class only (for non-program participants)
  • $150 - Friends of Tócalo Pass (includes attending all master-classes, open rehearsals, and opening night party) - open to interested parties of either the composition or chamber programs. 

Please note, all participants are responsible for transportation to and from Tucson, AZ. The Tucson airport is roughly a 20-minute cab/Uber ride to campus.

Mike Balter Mallets Tuition Scholarship Award - $150

Mike Balter, of Mike Balter Mallets, will be awarding a $150 scholarship to attend the Tócalo Tucson Percussion Seminar. Applicants must submit a letter of application to be considered for this scholarship. Through this letter of application, Mike Balter will determine who shall receive this tuition scholarship. Specifically, your letter should address what do you hope to gain from your experience at the seminar?

The official awarding of this scholarship will occur during the closing night concert of the festival.

Sabian Cymbals Tuition Scholarship Award - $150

Sabian Cymbals will be awarding a $150 scholarship to attend the 2019 Tócalo Tucson Percussion Seminar. Applicants must submit a letter of application to be considered for this scholarship. Your letter should address what do you hope to gain from your experience at the seminar. Guest Artists will determine who shall receive this tuition scholarship. The official awarding of this scholarship will occur during the closing night concert of the festival.

Audition Requirements - Chamber Percussion Program

  • One letter of recommendation from a qualified person (teacher of notable stature, national or international)
  • At least one online link to a solo, or chamber performance of any kind (include with your online application)
  • Current Resume – be sure to list all musical experience (include with your online application)

Your letter of reference can be emailed directly to tocalotucson@gmail.com

Audition Requirements - "On the Precipice" Composition Program

  • Please submit two or three examples of your creative work (at least one percussion-related work would be helpful to submit, but not mandatory). Applicants should do their best to showcase the most experimental and creative side to their artistic work. Please send a link to download materials (dropbox, googledrive, hightail, box, etc). These can be pdf scores, audio files, or links to videos online.

  • One letter of recommendation from a qualified person (teacher of notable stature, national or international).
  • Current Resume – be sure to list all musical experience (include with your online application)

Your letter of reference can be emailed directly to tocalotucson@gmail.com