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League of American Orchestras: Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service

February 6, 2018

Orchestra musicians, apply by March 5 for the League's 2018 Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service


Applications for the third annual Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service are now open. In this League of American Orchestras program, five orchestra musicians will be selected through a competitive process to receive $2,500 cash awards, with an additional $2,500 to each musician's home orchestra. Each awardee and a representative from his or her orchestra also receive complimentary registration, transportation, and one night’s hotel accommodation for the League's 2018 National Conference in Chicago. At the Conference, the musicians will be honored at an awards presentation in the presence of approximately 1,000 orchestra constituents and featured in a session about education and community engagement. Awardees are also publicized on social media and in League communications promoting the musicians’ videos and noting the impact of their work.


The Awards shine a spotlight on the work of orchestra musicians with people of low incomes, the homebound elderly, immigrants, veterans, the incarcerated, students, and all those who may not otherwise have access to—or who are not traditionally served by—orchestras.


Please note: the nomination requirement from previous years has been removed; musicians may now apply for the Awards directly. View a Symphony magazine article on the 2017 awardees here, and videos of the 2017 award recipients here. For award guidelines and information, visit: Deadline to apply: March 5, 2018.

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