CPP Fellowship Opportunities

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CPP Fellowships At-a-Glance

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, including fellowship honorariums and application deadline dates. Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are available below!

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CPP Community Fellowship

Through the Community Performances and Partnerships (CPP) Community Fellowship, students will work with staff members of the CPP Program to design a 45-minute solo or duo interactive program. The focus of this program is flexible and can be tailored to the individual interest of the applicant(s), and may include performances in (or prerecorded videos for) settings including schools, after school programs, senior centers, libraries, museums, hospitals, and homeless shelters, among others. All program logistics and any travel needed are coordinated through the CPP Program. Programming for the 2021-2022 will likely be a combination of virtual and in-person work, and procedures will be determined based on health regulations and policies. 

Eligibility

All applicants must be full-time students during the semester/academic year in which they will be fulfilling the requirements of the fellowship (fellowship may be completed in a single semester). Duos are eligible to apply for this fellowship, as long as both students are currently enrolled.

Requirements

Students will perform 1-4 programs (number of programs determined on a case by case basis according to availability, community need, technology, etc.) in community settings during the 2021-2022 school year. CPP Fellows will be required to meet at least twice with a CPP staff member to plan and discuss their program, and are expected to attend fellowship meetings and workshops to be held by the program throughout the year. Fellows must also fill out an evaluation when their fellowship is complete.

Deadline

The application deadline is Sunday, September 19th. Applications may be submitted after this deadline, but will only be considered as space allows. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis with all completed by early October.

Apply for a Community Fellowship

 
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CPP Musical Storytelling Fellowship

Through the Community Performances and Partnerships (CPP) Musical Storytelling Fellowship, students will work with CPP staff members to design a 25-30 minute program appropriate for preschool and young school-age children. The program will center on a children’s story that is read aloud and “illustrated” musically, and will also include an instrument demonstration, musical games, and age-appropriate interactive activities. All program logistics and any travel needed are coordinated through the CPP Program. Programming for the 2021-2022 will likely be a combination of virtual and in-person work, and procedures will be determined based on health regulations and policies.

Eligibility

All applicants must be full-time students during the semester/academic year in which they will be fulfilling the requirements of the fellowship (fellowship may be completed in a single semester). Students representing any instrument in the string, wind or brass family may apply; percussionists should be able to present a wide array of small percussion instruments. Applicants need not have prior experience working with young children, but should have a strong interest in learning to work with them.
Applicants must have availability on at least one weekday for two hours between 9am - 5pm, preferably in the morning.

Requirements

Students in this program will perform 1-4 programs (number of programs determined on a case by case basis according to availability, community need, technology, etc.) in Boston area preschools and kindergarten classes during the 2020-2021 school year. CPP Fellows will be required to meet at least twice virtually with a CPP staff member to plan and discuss their program, and are expected to attend fellowship meetings and workshops to be held by the program virtually throughout the year. Fellows must also fill out an evaluation when their fellowship is complete.

Deadline

The application deadline is Sunday, September 19th. Applications may be submitted after this deadline, but will only be considered as space allows. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis with all completed by early October.

Apply for a Musical Storytelling Fellowship

 
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CPP Teaching Fellowship

Through the Community Performances and Partnerships (CPP) Teaching Fellowship, a limited number of NEC students will be matched with partnership sites that they will visit on a weekly basis (between 1 and 3 hours per week) to provide lessons, sectionals, and/or music enrichment activities. Potential partnership sites include schools (elementary, middle, or high schools), after school programs, or community centers, among other possibilities. All program logistics will be coordinated through the CPP Program, and the students will be paid through the Human Resources Office on a bi-weekly basis. Programming for the 2021-2022 will likely be a combination of virtual and in-person work, and procedures will be determined based on health regulations and policies.

Eligibility

All applicants must be full-time students during the semester/academic year in which they will be fulfilling the requirements of the fellowship (fellowship may be completed in a single semester). Students eligible for Federal Work-Study funding as determined by their financial aid package are preferred. 

Requirements

The primary responsibility of CPP Teaching Fellows is to provide weekly visits to a particular site throughout one or both semesters of the 2021-2022 academic year. CPP Fellows will be required to meet at least twice with a CPP staff member to plan and implement their programming, and are expected to attend fellowship meetings and workshops to be held by the program throughout the year, including a Teaching Bootcamp. Fellows must also fill out an evaluation when their fellowship is complete.

Deadline

The application deadline is Sunday, September 19th. Applications may be submitted after this deadline, but will only be considered as space allows. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis with all completed by early October.

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CPP Holiday Ensemble Fellowship

In 2021-2022, a select number of ensembles will be chosen to participate in the Community Performances and Partnerships (CPP) Holiday Ensemble Fellowship Program. Through this fellowship, ensembles will work with CPP staff members to design a 45-minute interactive program of holiday music that will be performed between December 1st and 21st. The focus of this program is flexible and can be tailored to the interest of the ensemble, and may include performances in (or prerecorded videos for) senior centers, hospitals, nursing homes, homeless shelters, among others. Each group may contain 3-5 people in any combination.
All program logistics and any travel needed are coordinated through the CPP Program. Programming for the 2021-2022 will likely be a combination of virtual and in-person work, and procedures will be determined based on health regulations and policies.

Eligibility

Vocal, brass, or jazz ensembles that contain up to 4 people; Undergraduate and Graduate students in all disciplines may apply. All members must be full-time NEC students during the fall semester of 2021. All members of the ensemble must have availability to perform from December 1st through December 21st, 2021. Please note that 3 hour blocks of time between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday, are preferred. Evening and weekend performances are limited. 

Requirements

The primary responsibility of CPP Ensemble Fellows is to perform 1-4 programs (number of programs determined on a case by case basis according to availability, community need, technology, etc.) in community settings during the 2021-2022 school year. Generally, an ensemble will create a program that is suitable for a particular audience and will perform that program in the appropriate settings. The interests of the ensemble will help to shape the type of program performed.  
In addition to community performances, ensembles will be required, as a prerequisite to the CPP Ensemble Fellowship, to register for Community Engagement for Ensembles (CHM 582T). Fellows are are expected to attend fellowship meetings and workshops to be held by the program virtually throughout the year. Fellows must also fill out an evaluation when their fellowship is complete.

Deadline

The application deadline is Friday, October 15th. Applications may be submitted after this deadline, but will only be considered as space allows. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis with all completed by early October.

Apply for a Holiday Ensemble Fellowship

 
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CPP Ensemble Fellowship

In 2021-2022, a select number of ensembles will be chosen to participate in the Community Performances and Partnerships (CPP) Ensemble Fellowship Program. Through this fellowship, ensembles will work with CPP staff members to design a 45-minute interactive program that will be performed during the spring semester of 2022. The focus of this program is flexible and can be tailored to the interest of the ensemble, and may include performances in (or prerecorded videos for) schools, after school programs, senior centers, libraries, museums, hospitals, and homeless shelters, among others. Each group may contain 3-5 people in any chamber music combination. Vocal ensembles and jazz groups are eligible for this fellowship and encouraged to apply.
All program logistics and any travel needed are coordinated through the CPP Program. Programming for the 2021-2022 will likely be a combination of virtual and in-person work, and procedures will be determined based on health regulations and policies.

Eligibility

All applicants must be full-time students during the semester/academic year in which they will be fulfilling the requirements of the fellowship. All members of the ensemble must be able to attend the seven-week CPP course. Ensembles that have participated in the CPP Ensemble Fellowship in the past are eligible to reapply and have participation in the course waived.

Requirements

The primary responsibility of CPP Ensemble Fellows is to perform 1-4 programs (number of programs determined on a case by case basis according to availability, community need, technology, etc.) in community settings during the 2021-2022 school year. Generally, an ensemble will create a program that is suitable for a particular audience and will perform that program in the appropriate settings. The interests of the ensemble will help to shape the type of program performed.  
In addition to community performances, ensembles will be required, as a prerequisite to the CPP Ensemble Fellowship, to register for Community Engagement for Ensembles (CHM 582T). Fellows are are expected to attend fellowship meetings and workshops to be held by the program virtually throughout the year. Fellows must also fill out an evaluation when their fellowship is complete.

Deadline

The application deadline is Friday, October 29th. Applications may be submitted after this deadline, but will only be considered as space allows. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis with all completed by early October.

Apply for an Ensemble Fellowship

 

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