The Five CPP Fellowships At-a-Glance

There are five different fellowship opportunities are available to students through NEC's Community Performances and Partnerships Program. These programs vary in format, and participants are chosen by application and interview. Community sites and logistical details for each of the programs are coordinated through the CPP Department.

Please see individual program forms and applications for more detailed information about each specific type of fellowship. Each program has its own application deadline, as noted in the descriptions below. Applications and additional information are available in the CPP Program Office:

Community Performances and Partnerships Program
Jordan Hall Rooms 311 & 313
New England Conservatory
290 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115-5018

For more information about these programs or any other Community Performances and Partnerships activities, please contact:

Tanya Maggi
Director of Community Performances and Partnerships
tanya.maggi@necmusic.edu
617-585-1243

CPP Individual Fellowship

Through the CPP Individual Fellowship, students will work with staff members of the CPP Program to design a 45-minute solo or duo interactive program that can be performed in four community venues. The focus of this program is flexible and can be tailored to the individual interest of the applicant(s), and may include performances in a variety of community settings including schools, after school programs, senior centers, libraries, museums, hospitals, and homeless shelters, among others. There are also a limited number of fellowship opportunities for students who would like to create and implement a residency project at one location over the course of a semester (see also the CPP Teaching Fellowship).

Eligibility

Undergraduate and Graduate students in all disciplines may apply.

Requirements

Students in this program will perform 4 programs in community settings, and are expected to attend fellowship meetings and training workshops to be held throughout the year.

Compensation

Each participant will receive an honorarium of $300.

Application Deadline

Monday, September 16, 2013, 5:00 pm.

CPP Musical Storytelling Fellowship

Students who are interested in working with pre-school and young school-age children are encouraged to apply for a Musical Storytelling Fellowship. Through this fellowship, students will work with CPP staff members to design a 20–30 minute program that centers on a children’s story that is read aloud and “illustrated” musically. This program will also include an instrument demonstration, musical games, and age-appropriate interactive activities.

Eligibility

Individual Undergraduate and Graduate students in all disciplines may apply. Applicants need not have prior experience working with young children, but should have a strong interest in learning to work with them.

Requirements

Students in this program will perform 4 programs in local pre-schools or elementary schools, and are expected to attend fellowship meetings and training workshops to be held throughout the year.

Compensation

Each participant will receive an honorarium of $300.

Application Deadline

Monday, September 16, 2013, 5:00 pm.

CPP Teaching Fellowship

Students who are interested in gaining teaching experience are encouraged to apply for a CPP Teaching Fellowship. Through this fellowship, 6–8 students will be matched to partnership sites that they will visit on a weekly basis to provide lessons, sectionals, and/or music enrichment activities, and will be paid through Work-Study funds. Potential partnership sites include schools (elementary, middle, or high schools), after school programs, community centers, or hospitals, among other possibilities.

Eligibility

Undergraduates and graduates in all disciplines may apply; those with an interest and/or background in music education strongly encouraged; students eligible for Work-Study funding as determined by the Financial Aid Office preferred.

Requirements

Students in this program will commit to weekly educational visits at one location for one or both semesters, and will be responsible for their own transportation (by car or public transit, expenses will be subsidized). Students in this program are also expected to attend fellowship meetings and training workshops to be held throughout the year, as well as mandatory periodic meetings with a CPP staff member to design, implement, and evaluate their teaching progress.

Compensation

Teaching Fellows will be paid through Federal Work-Study funds at a rate of $20 per hour. Direct transportation costs to and from the teaching location will be reimbursed (mileage, ZipCar, MBTA).

Application Deadline

Monday, September 16, 2013, 5:00 pm.

CPP Ensemble Fellowship

Through the CPP Ensemble Fellowship, 3–4 ensembles will be chosen to work with CPP staff members to design a 45-minute interactive program that will be performed in 4–8 community venues throughout Boston during the spring semester of 2014. These may include performances in a variety of community settings such as schools, after school programs, senior centers, libraries, museums, hospitals, and homeless shelters, among others. Jazz groups and vocal ensembles are eligible for this fellowship and are encouraged to apply. In addition to their community performances, ensembles will be required to attend the CPP Chamber Music Seminar during the spring semester of 2014, consisting of five sessions held throughout the semester. (Please see the CPP Ensemble Fellowship application for specific dates and times of this year’s seminar sessions.)

Eligibility

Ensembles that contain 3–5 people in any chamber music combination; Undergraduate and Graduate students in all disciplines may apply. Ensembles that are not currently in the Honors Ensemble Program will be given preference. All members of the ensemble must be full-time students at NEC during the spring semester of 2014. *Please note: Ensembles that have participated in a CPP Ensemble Fellowship in the past are eligible to reapply to the program, and can have their participation in the seminar waived.

Requirements

Ensembles will perform 4–8 programs in community settings during the spring semester of 2014, depending on availability. All members of the ensemble must be able to attend the 5-session CPP Chamber Music Seminar, and are expected to attend fellowship meetings and training workshops to be held throughout the year.

Compensation

Each participant receives an honorarium of $300–$600, depending on the number of community performances completed.

Application Deadline

Monday, November 11, 2013, 5:00 pm.

CPP Holiday Ensemble Fellowship

Through the CPP Holiday Ensemble Fellowship, 3-4 a cappella vocal ensembles (any style), brass ensembles, and/or small jazz ensembles of no more than 4 members (for either group) will perform traditional holiday music in community settings between December 2 and December 19. The ensembles will work with CPP staff members to design a 45-minute interactive program that will be performed in eight community venues throughout Boston, including senior centers, hospitals, nursing homes, homeless shelters, and other community sites.

Eligibility

Vocal, brass, or jazz ensembles that contain up to 4 people; Undergraduate and Graduate students in all disciplines may apply. All members of the ensemble must be available to perform through Thursday, December 19, 2013.

Requirements

Ensembles will perform 4-8 programs in community settings during the month of December, 2013. Students in this program are invited to participate in CPP fellowship activities held throughout the year.

Compensation

Each participant receives an honorarium of $300–$600, depending on the number of community performances completed.

Application Deadline

Friday, October 11, 2013, 5:00 pm.

2013-08-28


I DON'T CARE MUCH ABOUT MUSIC. WHAT I LIKE IS SOUNDS. DIZZY GILLESPIE