Arts Leadership Program - 2014-2015 Awards
Congratulations to ALP students receiving funding for internships, special opportunity grants and post graduate awards for the Summer 2014 and Academic Year 2014-2015.
Read about all of them here.
NEW! - Click here to read the interview with Drew Worden discussing more details about his involvement with UHS.
Congratulations to ALP alumni Andrew Worden!
Drew, who will be based in Rochester, NY, was awarded ALP post graduate funding for his role as UHS Health Promotion for Musicians Intern/Specialist for the University of Rochester University Health Services (UHS) for the 2014-2015 academic year. Drew received his MM degree (Performance and Literature, Percussion) and Arts Leadership certificate from Eastman in 2014. In his time at Eastman, Drew completed Arts Leadership Program internships during the academic year with UHS, and a summer internship with Third Coast Percussion in Chicago.
Drew is co-founder of the group Erasable Color, and was a finalist with the Eastman Institute for Music Leadership's New Venture Challenge in 2014. He was Co-artistic director of Sound ExChange in 2013-2014, and has participated in a number of summer percussion programs including the SO Percussion Summer Institute.
With UHS, Drew’s responsibilities will build on some of the projects he became involved with in the previous year. He will continue to work with UHS Physical Therapists, doctors and health promotion administrators to develop wellness practices and appropriate distribution channels for musicians. These will include a mobile app called "The Healthy Musician," an online occupational health and safety learning environment for music students eBook, and a second mobile app called "MuMo Screen." This will be a predictive musician's movement screening tool, utilizing the photo and video capabilities of a smartphone or table to aid musicians in recognizing potentially at-risk situations and incorporating intervention strategies into a daily routine.
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 2015-2016 academic year. Read more about how to apply for funding and deadlines here.
|Christian Bigliani||ESM Summer @ Eastman Intern
|Alistair Duncan||Fourfortytwo Ltd., Assistant Agent
|Tara Fayazi||Hochstein, Music Therapy Student Assistant
|Kari Francis||Vocal Australia Pty Ltd, International A Cappella Advisor
|Steven Humes||Si Parla Si Canta, Marketing/Administrative Intern
|Ainsley Kilgo||Association of Performing Arts Presenters,
|Bridget Kinneary||River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Summer Marketing & Development Intern
|Blaire Koerner||Spoleto Festival USA, Box Office Apprentice
|Erin Lensing||Ensemble Signal, Administrative Assistant
|Katrina Leshan||Fifth House Ensemble, Arts Admin & Sales Intern
|Aimee Lillienstein||The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, Artist Training & Media Intern
New York, NY
|Lisa Nickels||The Kennedy Center DeVos Institute, Consulting and Programs Intern
|Andrew O'Connor||Fifth House Ensemble, Sales & Development Intern
Chicago, IL (working remotely from Rochester, NY)
|Emily Park||Children's National Medical Center, Creative & Therapeutic Arts Services Music Therapy Intern
|Andrew Psarris||US Army Band "Pershing's Own", TUSAB Intern
|Spencer Reese||Ohio Light Opera, Asst Director
|Rachael Sanguinetti||Library of Congress, Concert Series Intern
|Jinn Shin||BRAVO Youth Orchestras, BRAVO Summer Intern
|Audrey Snyder||Hotel Elefant, Intern
New York, NY (working remotely from Rochester, NY)
|Alexa Tarantino||Shalin Liu Performance Center, Jazz Festival Intern, Education and Outreach
|Allison Thorp||WXXI, Classical Music Radio Intern
|Jose Pedro Zenteno||Youth Orchestra of the Americas, 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 2015 in Spring 2015. Read more about how to apply for funding and deadlines here.
Academic Year 2014-2015
|Myles Boothroyd||ESM Organ Department|
|Lourdes Cossich||RPO Youth Orchestra|
|Benjamin Fang||Rochester Fringe Festival|
|Kari Francis||Institute for Creative Music|
|Steven Humes||ESM Concert office|
|Caitleen Kahn||RocMusic Collaborative Volunteer Engagement|
|Ainsley Kilgo||RPO Education|
|Blaire Koerner||Pegasus Early Music|
|Matthew Langford||RPO Marketing & Publicity; ESM IML CMIE|
|Erin Lensing||Ensemble Signal|
|Katrina Leshan||ESM Communications|
|Aimee Lillienstein||RPO Education|
|Seohee Min||RPO Special Events|
|Chelsea Nelson||UR Health|
|Lisa Nickels||Hochstein Music Therapy|
|Andrew O'Connor||Hochstein PR & Marketing; RPO Marketing & Publicity|
|Emily Park||Hochstein Music Therapy|
|Philip Pierick||PHACE, Asst to General Manager
Vienna, Austria (interning while on Fulbright year)
|Andrew Psarris||ESM Communications|
|Spencer Reese||ESM Advancement|
|Lili Sarayrah||ROCMusic Collaborative Digital Design & Social Media|
|Jinn Shin||ECMS Pathways|
|Sumner Truax||RPO Development; Hochstein Development|
|Tiffany Valvo||Ensemble Signal|
|Jose Pedro Zenteno||ESM Summer @ ESM|
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.
Hana Abrams attended the 2014 Opera America conference in San Francisco, CA, in June 2014.
Andrew Worden attended the 2014 Performing Arts Medicine Association Symposium in Snowmass, CO, in June 2014.
Bridget Kinneary attended the 2014 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL, in December 2014.
Ainsley Kilgo attended the 2015 Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference in New York, NY, in January 2015.
Steven Humes attended the 2015 National Opera Association Convention in Greensboro, NC, in January 2015.
Michael Forfia attended the 2015 American String Teachers Association Conference in Salt Lake City, UT, in March 2015. He also began work on a marketing internship with Christian Howes, jazz violinist, who he also plans to work with in the summer.
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 and cover expenses associated with travel and conference fees. 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.