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Undergraduate Music Fellows

Call for Applications: Undergraduate Music Fellow (UMF) 

College Houses and Academic Services (CHAS) and the Department of Music invite dedicated and creative undergraduate performing musicians to apply for the College House Undergraduate Music Fellowship. The single-semester fellowship is intended to support the implementation of a performance-centered project inside a College House, as designed and proposed by the music fellow. The fellowship will award one semester of one-hour weekly private lessons with an instrument or vocal instructor currently listed with the department (MUSC 010). If the student is not already enrolled in MUSC 010, then they can opt to receive a cash award of $500 (less applicable taxes). Eligible students must reside on campus in a College House and may be required to audition.

Applicants should submit the following materials: 

  1. Cover letter; 
  2. CV or Resume; 
  3. The names and contact information of two references [if currently taking lessons, one of these references should be from a current music instructor] 
  4. A 500-word project proposal presenting a performance-centered idea that shows musical leadership and genuine interest in fostering excellence in music performance in the Houses and beyond;
  5. A proposed timeline for project completion in the spring semester; 
  6. A repertoire list representing the applicant’s recent and current performance activity (fellowship finalists may be required to audition). 

We seek projects that aim to enrich the cultural life of the host House and beyond - encouraging learning as performers and consumers. Possibilities include, but are not limited to, a creative series of small concerts or events; the creation of a program culminating in a single end-of-term performance or event; an interdisciplinary endeavor that engages one or more of the other arts, such as theatre, visual arts, cinema, and dance. We welcome proposals representing any musical repertoire, style, genre, including the innovative juxtaposition, overlap, or fusion of different music-making traditions. The ideal candidate should be highly practiced in his/her instrument, dedicated to artistic expression through performance, and interested in the arts leadership, management and community-building that can surround it.

Please refer all questions and application materials to CHAS@collegehouses.upenn.edu.  

Deadline: Monday, November 5, 2018 at Noon
Appointment announcements will be announced and project planning meetings will take place in December