NATIONAL CHILDREN'S CHORUS ACADEMY
The GRAMMY Award-winning National Children's Chorus based in New York City provides children ages 5 to 17 the opportunity to learn and grow in an extraordinary musical environment. The country's leading music educators work with students in small groups weekly to develop their vocal and musicianship skills from the most basic concepts through the college level. Tone quality, breath support and musical expression are cultivated within the individual singers, while working together as an ensemble culminates in an exciting array of performances, presenting world premieres and collaborating with an exceptional roster of professional artists from around the world.
Additionally, students have the exclusive opportunity to participate in annual international summer tours, summer opera academy, and national concerts at premier venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. With a spectacular musicianship curriculum to accompany its first-rate vocal training, the National Children's Chorus is an unparalleled educational resource for children who love to sing! If your child has musical ability, don't waste another minute. Set up a virtual audition today! Auditons Saturday, October 28, via Zoom by APPOINTMENT ONLY
CONCERTS FOR COMPASSION (CFC) FELLOWSHIP
CFC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Juilliard graduates and violinists, Mariella Haubs '17 and Jocelyn Zhu '17. Concerts for Compassion was envisioned to bring music and educational programs to displaced peoples, refugees, and their local communities, opening channels of communication and facilitating cross-cultural integration.
CFC is currently offering a fellowship opportunity for three to four upperclassmen (juniors and seniors) in high school. Please see attached application. Application Deadline: October 31, 2023
CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY 2024 YOUNG MUSICIANS INNOVATION CHALLENGE
The Young Musicians Innovation Challenge gives high school musicians the unique opportunity to compete for the chance to launch innovative chamber music projects with mentorship and financial support from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Proposals are adjudicated on creativity, viability, sustainability, and ways in which projects address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Submission deadline November 3, 2023 at 5pm.
NEW YORK YOUTH SYMPHONY
Founded in 1963, the NYYS is internationally recognized for its award-winning and innovative educational programs for talented young musicians. It was awarded the 2022 Grammy for Best Orchestral Performance - Classical, the first youth orchestra to win a Grammy in this category. As the premier independent music education organization for ensemble training in the New York metropolitan area, the NYYS has provided over 7,000 music students unparalleled opportunities to perform at world-class venues including Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub, and The Times Center, and to study with world-renowned artists. Beyond the instruction from accomplished musicians, students gain valuable life skills — commitment, discipline, focus, collaboration — and friendships that last a lifetime.
Orchestra, Composition, Chamber Music, Conducting, Crescendo, Jazz, and Musical Theater Songwriting.
FROM THE TOP Scholarship Opportunity
For any dedicated young musicians with financial need, in need of funds to support an instrument purchase, regular private lessons, or summer program tuition, students can apply for the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. From the Top’s need-based award of up to $10,000 given in conjunction with full participation in From the Top’s Learning and Media Lab Fellowship.
- High School seniors graduating in 2024 must apply by November 15, 2023 in order to be considered for the award before graduation.
Each summer, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) brings together the brightest young players from across the country to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), a free program for all participants. Following a comprehensive audition process and a multi-week training residency with leading professional orchestra musicians, these remarkable teenagers embark on a tour to some of the great music capitals of the world while serving as dynamic music ambassadors.
Applications NOW OPEN for 2024 National Youth Ensembles
Deadlines vary, but are in Nov and Dec 2023. Visit the links for more info.
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