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January 28, 2011

Young Alabama Musicians Are Eligible To Apply For A National Trustees' Fellowship

Through an initiative of the NSO National Trustees, young Alabama musicians are eligible to apply for a National Trustees' fellowship. This program is an extension of the NSO American Residency. One young musician from Alabama will be selected to participate on scholarship for the 2011 Summer Music Institute.

Program Description: The Kennedy Center/National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute is a 4-week music summer program at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, for student instrumentalists. The program is designed for serious music students. Ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply. The fellowship provides the following benefits to students accepted into the program: housing, meals, and local transportation during their stay in our Nation's Capital. (Financial aid applications are available for air transportation to and from Washington, D.C.)

· Private lessons taught by a member of the National Symphony Orchestra

· 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 Elizabeth Schulze

· Performance opportunities in DC metropolitan area

· Exposure to internationally-renowned conductors, soloists, and musicians

Eligibility: The Program is open, by recorded audition, to students who are seriously considering orchestral music as a career and willing to devote themselves to a musical education, as follows:

· Students ages 15-20 as of June 28, 2011

· Instruments: National Trustees' fellowships may be awarded to students who play any of the following: violin, viola, cello, string bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, harp, timpani, and percussion. (not eligible: guitar, saxophone, percussion, and piano)

· Standards of Acceptance: The program is intended for serious music students with the primary acceptance standard being musical talent.

· Deadline for Applications: Materials must be submitted to the Alabama Alliance for Arts Education by January 28, 2011.

To Apply: Contact the Alabama Alliance for Arts Education, 410 No. Hull St., Montgomery, AL 36104.

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The Summer Music Institute is a continuation of the National Symphony Orchestra American Residencies Project of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The student fellowships are made possible by the NSO National Trustees.