The National Orchestral Institute + Festival (NOI+F) in partnership with the National Philharmonic and The Sphinx Organization announce a new two-year fellowship and residency program that combines arts administration, orchestral performance, music curation and community engagement.
Building on NOI+F’s existing Orchestral Futurist Fellowship, the National Philharmonic will offer each fellow the opportunity to expand their work into a second year through a professional residency with the National Philharmonic.
The fellow will work with the Director of the NOI+F on the planning, recruitment and execution of the festival over a 13-month period to advance their careers as orchestral musicians and provide a creative platform for shaping the orchestra of the future. The fellow is accepted by application and chosen jointly by NOI+F, National Philharmonic, and The Sphinx Organization.
The fellowship begins with a summer fellowship at the National Orchestral Institute + Festival. Following their first summer at the institute, they will begin a yearlong artistic and administrative collaboration with the Director of NOI+F and staff of The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center to plan an artistic project centered around community engagement. This project will be the basis for continued mentorship and iteration throughout the entire two-year program.
The fellow will work remotely with general responsibilities ranging from 10-12 hours per month, excluding participation in the festival and the two retreats. The fellowship provides a monthly stipend of $300, tuition remission from NOI+F, domestic travel and housing during the festival and retreats.
Following the conclusion of their first year with NOI+F, the fellow will be offered a professional residency with the National Philharmonic where they will be an important member of the NatPhil team. During the residency, the OFIR will have the opportunity to grow their focused project in the communities the National Philharmonic supports.
The OFIR’s one season tenure with NatPhil focuses on growing their artistic project into a sustainable effort through customized mentorship and training opportunities that align with their project focus and goals, while integrating their project into the NatPhil season.
The OFIR will work remotely with general responsibilities ranging from 10-12 hours per month in addition to onsite residency time during the season. The residency structure and timing will be customized to best fit OFIR’s project impact. The OFIR will receive a monthly stipend of $300, performance fees when applicable, domestic travel and housing during their onsite residency periods.
In addition to fulfilling application and audition requirements for the Orchestral Fellowship, candidates interested in the NOI+F Sphinx Fellowship must meet the following requirements:
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