Arts Leadership Program - 2013-2014 Awards
Congratulations to ALP students receiving funding for internships, special opportunity grants and post graduate awards for the Summer 2013 and Academic Year 2013-2014.
Post graduate PAID internship awards to Peter Ferry and Carson Moody for a full year. Peter will be working with Alarm Will Sound In Chicago, IL, and Carson with Ensemble Signal in New York, NY. Melissa Birkhold was granted an award to work with Americans for the Arts for 3 months.
Summer awards providing PAID internship and special opportunities to 17 students traveling from Rochester to Manhattan to San Francisco to St. Louis to Jordan and all points in between!
Academic year internship awards providing PAID internship opportunities to 18 students with 12 Rochester area arts, cultural and educational organizations.
Read about all of them here.
photo: Gerry Szymanski
photo: Kate Lemmon
|Congratulations to ALP alum
Peter, who will be based in Chicago, was awarded ALP post graduate funding for his role as Administrative & Artistic Intern for Alarm Will Sound for the 2013-2014 academic year. Peter received his BM degree (Applied Music, Percussion) and Arts Leadership certificate from Eastman in 2013. In his time at Eastman, Peter completed Arts Leadership Program internships during the academic year at the Eastman Office of Communications, and a summer internship for the percussionist Colin Curie.
With Alarm Will Sound, Peter’s responsibilities will include organizational and artistic administration, communication, fundraising, production and audience experience tasks throughout the Alarm Will Sound 2013-2014 season. He will also play a large role in Alarm Will Sound's efforts to build a significant presence in St. Louis.
|Congratulations to ALP alum
Carson, who will be based in New York, was awarded ALP post graduate funding for his role as Development Coordinator and Web Education Project Manager for Ensemble Signal for the 2013-2014 academic year. Carson received his MM degree (Performance & Literature, Percussion) and Arts Leadership certificate from Eastman in 2013. In his time at Eastman, Carson completed Arts Leadership Program internships during the academic year with Ensemble Signal, and a summer internship with JACK Quartet.
With Ensemble Signal, Carson’s responsibilities will include key development duties including grant writing throughout the Ensemble Signal 2013-2014 season. He will also play a large role in researching, developing and managing the launch of Ensemble Signal's Web Education channel.
|Congratulations to ALP alum
Melissa, who will be based in Baltimore/Washington DC, was awarded ALP post graduate funding for her role as a Development Intern for Americans for the Arts for Fall 2013. Melissa received her MM degree (Performance & Literature, Bassoon) and Arts Leadership certificate from Eastman in 2013. In her time at Eastman, Melissa completed Arts Leadership Program internships during the academic year with Biodance and Break of Reality.
With Americans for the Arts, Melissa's responsibilities will include key development duties such as prospect research, planning & execution of donor events and working on publications to name a few. The Americans for the Arts runs a robust intern program, and Melissa was selected for this internship as a result of a competitive process.
About ALP Post Graduate FundingAll ALP alumni are eligible to apply for post graduate funding, which can provide the individual with up to $10,000 annually to further explore professional areas of interest that are in synch with the goals of ALP. Funding is distributed based on merit, and is first come-first serve. Funding will next become available for the 2014-2015 academic year. Read more about how to apply for funding and deadlines here.
|Hana Abrams||Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Education Intern
Saint Louis, MO
|Megan Arns||King Hussein Foundation, Special Project Intern-Assistant in Concert Promotion & Educational Outreach
|Mary Baron||21C Media Group, Summer Intern
New York, NY
|Ben Fang||Institute for Creative Music, Admin/Multimedia Intern
|Tara Fayazi||Mannes College the New School for Music, Pre and Extension Divisions, Admin Intern
New York, NY
|Kurt Fedde||Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar
|Sarah Kramer||Summer at Eastman, Summer Session Intern
|Colin McCall||nief-norf Summer Percussion Institute
Summer Festival Intern
|Zachary Preucil||Midsummer's Music Festival
Asst to Exec Dir and Marketing Mgr
|Stephanie Price||California Summer Music Festival, Admin Asst
San Francisco, CA
|Lili Sarayrah||(le) poisson rouge, Marketing Intern
New York, NY
|Nadine Sherman||Rochester Fringe Festival, Marketing Intern
|Alexa Tarantino||WGMC Jazz 90.1, Asst to Music Director
|Patrick Towey||Community Music School of Buffalo
Program Development Intern
|Drew Worden||Third Coast Percussion, Intern
|Emily Wozniak||Aspen Music Festival, Development Intern
About ALP Summer FundingAll ALP current students and alumni are eligible to apply for summer funding, which can provide the individual with up to $3,000 to further explore professional areas of interest that are in synch with the goals of ALP. Funding is distributed based on the strength of the application and a number of other factors. Funding will next become available for Summer 2014 in Spring 2014. Read more about how to apply for funding and deadlines here.
Academic Year 2013-2014
(All are full year unless otherwise noted.)
|Hana Abrams||Madrigalia (Spring)|
|Mary Baron||ESM Communications (Fall) & RPO Marketing (Spring)|
|Philip Borter||The Virtu Foundation|
|Lourdes Cossich||ESM Women in Music Festival (Spring)|
|Benjamin Fang||Break of Reality|
|Kurtis Fedde||Ensemble Signal (Fall)|
|Zachary Hammond||RPO Youth Orchestra|
|Kelly Kasle||WGMC Jazz 90.1|
|Sarah Kramer||ESM IML (Fall) & RPO Special Events (Spring)|
|Colin McCall||ESM Communications (Fall)|
|Michael Mendoza||Pegasus Early Music & WXXI|
|Zachary Preucil||RPO Development|
|Stephanie Price||BIODANCE (Fall)|
|Lili Sarayrah||Ensemble Signal (Fall)|
|Nadine Sherman||BIODANCE (Spring)|
|Patrick Towey||Penfield Schools (Spring)|
|Andrew Worden||UR Health Services|
|Jennifer Zhou||RPO Special Events|
About ALP Academic Year InternshipsALP current students are eligible to apply for paid academic year internships. The Internship Program places ALP certificate candidates in internships designed to expose them to extra-musical tools and information that can only be learned in practical, “real world” settings. Benefits to the student include the cultivation of self-management skills and an awareness of the current climate for the arts in America. Those who participate in an internship will be better able to achieve their full potential as leading composers, performers, scholars, teachers, arts managers, and advocates of music of quality. Read more about ALP academic year internships here.
Kelly Kasle attended the 2013 fresh inc festival sponsored by Fifth House Ensemble in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in June 2013. Her grant covered expenses associated with travel and conference registration.
Philip Borter attended the 2014 Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference in New York, NY, in January 2014. His grant covered expenses associated with travel and conference registration.
Lourdes (Lulu) Cossich shadowed acclaimed mezzo-soprano Joyce diDonato in New York, NY, in April 2014. Her grant covered expenses associated with travel and a special one on one dinner with
Ms. diDonato. Read more about Lulu's experience here.
Andrew Psarris was selected to shadow the producers and multimedia engineers for the Eastman Wind Ensemble recording project in Rochester, NY, in May, 2014. His grant covered expenses associated with meals and a special one on one luncheon with the producers.
About ALP Special Opportunity GrantsAll ALP current students are eligible to apply for special opportunity grants, which can provide the individual with up to $1,500 to further explore professional areas of interest that are in synch with the goals of ALP. Typically these opportunities include attending conferences or shadowing performers or arts leaders. Funding is distributed based on the strength of the application and a number of other factors. Read more about how to apply for funding and deadlines here.