Instrumentalists between the ages of 15 and 20 can apply to attend the Kennedy Center/National Symphony Orchestra National Trustees' Summer Music Institute.
This is a four-week summer music program at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., which will be held June 27 through July 25, 2011.
The Kentucky Arts Council is coordinating the application process for Kentucky candidates.
Students accepted into the Summer Music Institute attend on full scholarship, which includes housing, food allowance and local transportation during their stay.
Need-based financial aid is also available for transportation to and from Washington.
The Summer Music Institute includes:
■ Private lessons taught by members of the National Symphony Orchestra; chamber music coaching by symphony musicians; master classes and seminars;
■ Attendance at selected rehearsals and performances of the orchestra;
■ Participation in the Summer Music Institute Orchestra conducted by Elizabeth Schulze;
■ Performance opportunities in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area;
■ Exposure to internationally renowned conductors, soloists and musicians.
The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting applications for Kentuckians to attend the Summer Music Institute on behalf of the national orchestra. For more information and application forms, go to http://bit.ly/KAC2011NSO.
The applications require recorded auditions.
Because Kentucky is hosting the orchestra's American Residencies program for 2011, more than one student from Kentucky will be selected for the Summer Institute.
The Summer Music Institute is a continuation of the National Symphony Orchestra American Residencies program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
The student fellowships are made possible by the organization's National Trustees.
Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.