Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to be a mentee in the Future in Music Mentorship Program?
It's free to be a mentee! All you have to do is apply.
Who can apply to be in the Future in Music Mentorship Program?
If you are an 11th or 12th grade high school brass player who identifies as someone who may be marginalized in the brass community because of your gender, you can apply to be in the Future in Music Mentorship Program!
How can I be a mentor in the Future in Music Mentorship Program?
If you are a current undergraduate brass player earning a degree in music (BMus.) who who may be marginalized in the brass community because of your gender, you can apply to be a mentor in the Future in Music Mentorship Program. Applications will be available in mid-June 2022.
What can I ask my mentor?
Mentors are here to provide advice about any step of the music school application process--anything from how to research financial aid and scholarship resources, to what to wear to an audition, to how to handle a difficult section of music. Mentors are undergraduate students at music schools, not yet professionals, so a mentor won't play the role of a teacher, but rather they can answer questions from the persepctive of someone who has recently and successfully navigated the music school application process.
How will I be paired with a mentor?
The Future in Music Program Executive Board will pair mentors and mentees with each other based on a variety of factors--instrument, area of study (for example, classical or jazz performance, music theory, etc.), and more--with the aim of pairing a mentee with a mentor who has usefully similar experience. Whenever possible, a mentee will be paired with a mentor who attends a music school to which the mentee is interested in applying.