Extraordinary summer opportunity available for young instrumental musicians
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Instrumentalists between the ages of 15 and 20 can apply to attend the Kennedy Center/National Symphony Orchestra National Trustees’ Summer Music Institute. This is a four-week summer music program at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., which will take place between June 27 and July 25, 2011. The Kentucky Arts Council is coordinating the application process for Kentucky candidates.
Students accepted into the Summer Music Institute attend on full scholarship, which includes housing, food allowance and local transportation during their stay. Need-based financial aid is also available for transportation to and from Washington, D.C.
The Summer Music Institute includes:
The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting applications (which require recorded auditions) for Kentuckians to attend the Summer Music Institute on behalf of the NSO. For more information and application forms, go to http://bit.ly/KAC2011NSO.
- Private lessons taught by members of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO);
- Chamber music coaching by NSO musicians;
- Master classes and seminars;
- Attendance at selected rehearsals and performances of the NSO;
- Participation in the NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra conducted by
- Performance opportunities in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area; and
- Exposure to internationally renowned conductors, soloists and musicians.
Because Kentucky is hosting the NSO’s American Residencies program for 2011, more than one student from the Commonwealth will be selected for the Summer Institute. The Summer Music Institute is a continuation of the National Symphony Orchestra American Residencies program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The student fellowships are made possible by the NSO National Trustees.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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