Two Year Artist Residency in Violin with The Montgomery Symphony



MSO Violin Fellowship 2017-2019, the second season upon agreement between the MSO and the Fellow.
$35,000 stipend per nine-month season.

Application Postmark Deadline is April 7, 2017

The MSO Violin Fellow is encouraged to perform solo engagements, enter competitions, and accept significant outside performance opportunities that may further his or her career during the Fellowship period. The Association Board requires, however, that the Fellow establish a residence in Montgomery, Alabama, and that any absences from Montgomery Symphony Orchestra (MSO) performances or rehearsals be approved in advance by the Music Director.

Candidates for the 2017 - 2019 Violin Fellowship should have completed their formal musical education and be at the beginning of their professional performing careers. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States during the period of the residency.

Fellowship Duties:
As a Guest Artist: Perform a concerto with the MSO on the October 2017 classical subscription concert.

As a Recitalist: Perform three scheduled solo recitals each season in Montgomery. A modest artist fee is provided for pianists.

As an Orchestral Violinist: Serve as the MSO Principal Violinist at weekly rehearsals and at the 10 scheduled classical and pops concerts each season of the MSO from September 2017 to May 2019.

Stipend: $35,000 per nine month season.

September, 2017 through May, 2019. While the Fellowship is intended to be a two year engagement extending from September 2017 - May 2019, the second season continuation will be upon agreement between the MSO and the Fellow. The months of June, July and August, 2018 are free for the Fellow.

In 1989, the Montgomery Symphony Association's Board of Directors established a program to promote the concert careers of promising young violinists through its Violin Fellowship program. Based on the overwhelming success of the Violin Fellowship, the Symphony expanded the program in 1996 to include a Cello Fellowship. For a list of former Fellows, click here.

How to Apply:

Audition Procedures:
Candidates should submit a CD of a major concerto and at least one contrasting work suitable for recital, a resume which includes the names, addresses (regular and email) and telephone numbers (both studio and home) of two people who will serve as references.

Mail Application to: Montgomery Symphony Orchestra

507 Columbus Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

Attention: Application for Violin Fellowship

Application Deadline: Postmarked by April 7, 2017.

Finalists will be notified in mid April. Final auditions will be held in Montgomery, Alabama on May 1-3, 2017, with travel expenses paid inside the United States.

Final Round
Four finalists will be notified in mid April of their selection for the final round to be held May 1-3, 2017. Because travel expenses will be paid within the United States by the Montgomery Symphony, finalists must be completely available all three days of the competition. Finalists will interview privately with the competition jury and will perform in a final round of competition which will be open to the public. All finalists will perform a movement of a concerto and a movement of an unaccompanied work. After the Jury deliberates, the winner will be announced from the stage.