Artists in Residence – pianoSonoma Boston

Hosted by the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
Tuesday, May 12—Friday, May 15, 2020*
*Please note that we request Artists in Residence to be available on Monday, May 11 for training and rehearsals.

Application deadline: November 15th

Mission Statement

pianoSonoma Boston is a non-profit organization that cultivates and awakens the musical potential within adult musicians of all backgrounds through the guidance of emerging Artists in Residence. We focus on developing each musician’s unique artistry through immersive musical experiences such as concerts, chamber music rehearsals, performance classes, and private lessons. Artists in Residence—current conservatory students or recent graduates—develop  leadership and communication skills, while gaining valuable teaching experience as they help our participants to become confident performers and collaborators.


Artist in Residence Program
Our Artist in Residence program is a professional experience open to the most gifted and accomplished musical leaders of tomorrow. Our festival gives current conservatory students and recent graduates an opportunity to act as musical mentors for our serious adult participants. pianoSonoma Boston provides a stipend for all Artists in Residence.

Artists in Residence will lead and coach festival participants in guided rehearsals, private lessons, and performance classes. They will also perform in public concerts with other Artists and in private concerts with their assigned festival participants. We ask that Artists in Residence engage concert-goers through public speaking and active audience interaction, as we look to further our mission of expanding audience awareness of classical music.

Application requirements
1. Artistic resumé
2. Personal statement (see application form below for more details)
3. Links for audio / video recordings of two contrasting pieces or movements
4. Two references–names, emails, and phone numbers

**An in-person or phone interview will also be required before acceptance into our program.

Please apply HERE.


NEW–Composer in Residence Program

Our newly-added Composer in Residence program commissions promising young composers to create a short duo that will be premiered by a participant and an Artist in Residence during the pianoSonoma Boston Music Festival. The instrumentation will be determined once receiving participant and Artist in Residence applications. 

The composer will work closely with the duo in guided rehearsals and performance classes. We ask that Composers in Residence maintain an open mind and encouraging spirit towards their ensemble, as we aim to strengthen the connection between composer and performer. 

The piece must be completed by February 1. The composer should be available for the duration of the festival and will be offered a stipend for their work.

Application Requirements

  1. Artistic Resu
  2. Personal Statement (See application form below for more details)
  3. Links for original compositions (Must include at least 2 works that effectively represent your composition style. Sheet music and audio/video are required.)
  4. Two references-names, emails, and phone numbers
  5. Completion of the online application.

**An in-person or phone interview will also be required before acceptance into our program.

Please apply HERE.

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