In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, PMF 2020,
planned to be held from July 10 (Fri) to August 3 (Mon), has been cancelled.
For details see Regarding the Cancellation of PMF 2020.
Auditions begin in early November, when audition information for the next season is announced on this website.
Create your own personal Acceptd account (free), or log in to your existing account. Access the PMF "Acceptd" webpage and choose an Academy (Orchestra) and your instrument/part. Complete your online application form, filling in all required information and finally, upload your recorded audition materials. For details, see this page.
You do not need to send your CV/Recommendation letter. You only need to fill in the online application form.
Please send an email to the PMF Organizing Committee, email@example.com with the subject "Cancellation." Please write your name, and the program you applied to (for the Orchestra Academy, please also write your instrument). Please note that the usage fee for the application site is nonrefundable.
The PMF Organizing Committee cannot send parts/scores. Please ask a teacher, orchestral librarian, or friend, or check at your conservatory/school library.
"Standard" here indicates a piece that is played often and/or is generally well-known. If you cannot decide whether the piece you have chosen is considered to be "standard," email firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of the piece that you intend to play.
Creating your own "Acceptd" account is free, but a $30 USD usage fee will be incurred when submitting your online application. This usage fee must be paid with a credit card. Applicants are responsible for any and all expenses related to preparation of application materials (video recordings, etc.).
No form of payment aside from a credit card will be accepted. However, the credit card does not have to be the applicant's own.
VISA, Master Card, DISCOVER, American Express and JCB credit cards will be accepted.
There are neither tuition fees nor therefore scholarships available if you are selected to join the festival. The PMF Organizing Committee will arrange a round trip between the city where you currently live and Sapporo, Japan, and cover all tuition, accommodations, and meals (excluding the tour), for the duration of the festival.
Please see this page for information on the PMF Academy schedule.
Audition results will be announced by email in late February.
Pacific Music Festival Organizing Committee
Sumitomo Seimei Sapporo Chuo Bldg. 1F
1-14 Minami 2-jo, Higashi 1-chome, Chuo-ku
Sapporo 060-0052 Japan
Tel: +81-11-242-2211 (9:00 AM - 5:30 PM JST from Monday to Friday)