The Future in Music Program is focused on promoting access to high quality education to brass players who are marginalized on the basis of gender or may not have such access.
Our mentorship program connects mentees who are high school classical and jazz brass players hoping to pursue a career in music with mentors who are undergraduate students at music schools across North America.
The inaugural season of the mentorship program took place from August 2022-November 2022. During the program, high school students were paired with mentees and regularly met to work on audition prep, get help with applications, ask questions, and hear about the experiences of older brass players.
The 2023 season applications will be available in early summer 2023. In the meantime, we offer application, audition, and other related resources on our website and social media.
It is important for there to be educational opportunities for EVERY brass player, to create gradual change and remedy race, gender, and other imbalances in the brass world.
What is the Mentorship Program?
The Future in Music Mentorship Program connects gender-marginalized high school brass players hoping to pursue a career in music with mentors who are undergraduate students at music schools across North America. Mentors who are currently students have recently had the experience of applying to and auditioning for universities, colleges, or conservatories to study music and are uniquely situated to provide advice and encouragement throughout this process. The program will include one-on-one advice sessions for mentees and mentors, as well as targeted group sessions with a supportive community.
Why do we need the Mentorship Program?
The Future in Music Mentorship Program aims to make access to high quality music education easier for people who are may be marginalized on the basis of gender in the brass community, because to create equality in the field of music, we must work towards equality in music education.
When is the Mentorship Program?
The mentorship program begins in late August 2022, and runs through November 2022. Applications for high school students are due August 1st, 2022, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance on a rolling basis, but by August 8, 2022 at the latest.
Where is the Mentorship Program?
The Future in Music Mentorship Program will take place on Zoom, in order to be accessible to people in many geographical locations.
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