March News 2021
The Colburn School’s Center for Innovation and Community Impact is expanding Fortissima to become national. Launched by Jazmín Morales in 2017, Fortissima is an artistic and leadership development program for high school–age young women from minorities underrepresented in classical music who show an interest in pursuing a career in orchestral music.
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation is now accepting applications for a variety of music scholarships.
Opportunity Music Project in New York City has announced the launch of their new Composition Program.
Austin Soundwaves (Austin, TX) has been awarded a grant from the National Guild for Community Arts Education to fund their aging-cohort pilot program Mariachi ParaTodos (Mariachi for All).
The YOLA National Festival has extended the audition window for its July 2021 orchestral training program. The new deadline is March 6 (originally March 1). Open to students from all Sistema-inspired programs, students ages 12–18 are encouraged to apply for one of the two ensembles: the Symphony Orchestra (ages 14–18) or the Chamber Orchestra (ages 12–14).
Decolonizing the Music Room has announced the first annual Fort Worth African American Roots Music Festival, happening online on Saturday, March 13, 2021, as part of their 2021 programming.
OrchKids is now accepting woodwind, brass, musicianship, and string applications for their next class of OrchKids Teaching Fellows, Fall 2021 – Spring 2023.