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Eligible instruments for the 2018 Pro Musicis International Award are clarinet, flute, oboe, saxophone, reed ensemble (up to 5 members), saxophone quartet, woodwind quintet. We are seeking concert artists who demonstrate both a high level of artistic performance and a passion for social outreach.

Please note that all submissions are electronic. As such, applicants are not required to submit all materials at once. Please return to this webpage to update your responses to the applicant information form and to upload additional attachments in order to submit a complete application.

Eligibility:

• Clarinet, flute, oboe, saxophone, reed ensembles, saxophone quartets, or woodwind quintet
• Age range: 20-35 years (ensembles: average age of members 35 or under)
• Residence in the United States; citizenship not required.
• Ensembles must demonstrate they have been together for at least one year.

Timeline:

• August 20, 2018: Applications are due
• September 24, 2018: Finalists announced on or about this date
• October 8, 2018: Programs for auditions due
• October 15, 2018: Auditions, Yamaha Artist Services NYC

The Pro Musicis International Award:

• Membership in the family of esteemed Pro Musicis artists
• New York City debut concert in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall
• Performance opportunity at Yamaha Artist Services New York
• Grant $2,000 – $4,000 range for social outreach project
• State of the art recording at Yamaha Artist Services New York
• Four hours of professional consultation: career development and/or artist management

Required materials:

• Completed applicant information form
• Application fee of $75 *Via electronic link to PayPal*
• Video, 45-50 minutes of live performance (can be compiled from several live performances) *One YouTube or Vimeo link preferred*
• Current Curriculum Vitae (for each ensemble member, if applicable)
• Professional biography (any length)
• Two letters of recommendation (from professionals in music)
• Video Interview (5 minutes in response to 4 of the following 7 questions): *One YouTube or Vimeo link preferred*
1. Why did you choose to be a musician and what are your musical interests?
2. How do you see yourself as an artist?
3. How do you view your role as a musician in society, and how will you, as a Pro Musicis artist, make a positive and lasting contribution?
4. How would you benefit from the Pro Musicis award?
5. Briefly describe your experience in social outreach projects.
6. Name three artists who you admire and why.
7. What has been one of your most memorable musical experiences?
• Proposal for a community service project: Submit a two-page proposal for a community service project, either one that you have already undertaken and wish to enhance, or one that you would like to initiate. Keep in mind the Pro Musicis vision to “awaken the human spirit.” Please include the following in your proposal:
A. Project name, description and duration
B. Project budget (please list potential for additional funding, if applicable)
C. Who will benefit from your project and how it will be publicized
D. Where the project will take place
E. How you will evaluate the project to measure outcomes

How to Apply:

1. Please fill out the applicant information form.

2. For submission of each file, use the upload form below. Upload all attachments individually.
*Note: You are not required to upload all materials in one sitting. For video links, please create a document with a link directing to the YouTube video.*
Please use the following naming convention:
Name.Name of File; for example:
“JohnSmith.CV″
“JohnSmith.Bio″
“JohnSmith.SocialOutreach”
“JohnSmith.Interview”
“JohnSmith.Performance”

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3. Please request that individuals drafting letters of recommendation send the letter directly to Kate Lochner, Pro Musicis Assistant, at the following email address: krlochner@uwalumni.com. The file name should contain the applicant’s name (ex. – “John Smith letter of rec”). If you have any questions about the application process, please email John Haag at promusicis@aol.com.

Repertoire for Finalists:

Finalists, announced on or about September 24, 2018, are to submit a 20 minute program of their choice by October 8, 2018. Finalists are encouraged , but not required, to include a work written in the last 25 years. Auditions will last approximately 30 minutes, including 20 minutes of performance and 10 minutes of dialogue with the jury re the finalist’s goals and community service project.

Best of luck!

Mission: Pro Musicis promotes visionary concert artists who awaken the human spirit wherever they perform.
Vision: Pro Musicis envisions a world where music transforms society.
Values:
• Music is vital for the well being of all.
• The spiritual message of music must be at the heart of all we do.
• The greatest joy in life is the one derived from giving joy to others.