Elemental Music Fellowship

In Elemental Music’s Teaching Fellowship, pre-professional musicians will gain paid experience teaching for our extracurricular elementary string, band, or choir ensembles, as well as receive mentorship from experienced educators, and professional development training. Fellows do not need any prior teaching experience. This fellowship is designed with the goal of inspiring a love of teaching and creating a pathway for musicians from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented or excluded in classical music to become teaching artists. Upon completion of the program, fellows will have professional work experience that can go on a resume.

More details, including the application which is due September 2, can be found on their website: https://www.elementalmusic.org/teaching-fellowship

NPR Seeking Musicians with Disabilities




NPRs From the Top is looking for talented classical musicians who identify as disabled or neurodiverse, ages 14-21, to audition for a special episode featuring students with disabilities. Along with recording for the radio show, participants will join their fellow musicians in workshops exploring life as an artist, content creation, and the power of community engagement. From the Top believes in the unique voice of each musician and places a special focus on telling their stories. We are excited for this opportunity to increase the visibility of Disabled performers and spread stories of Disability in action. 


If you are a Disabled classical musician between the ages of 14-21, please consider applying for our fellowship! You can learn more about From the Top’s Learning and Media Lab Fellowship on our website: fromthetop.org. To apply for this specific opportunity, please email auditions@fromthetop.org. (If you are younger than 14 or are a student between the ages 21-24, please contact us directly at auditions@fromthetop.org to inquire.)



                                            Applications Open Now


Each year outstanding young musicians (ages 14-25) with disabilities from around the world receive the VSA International Young Soloists Award ($2,000) and the opportunity to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. This program is open to soloists and ensembles of all genres.



Disability is a broad umbrella that covers a variety of lived experiences. Eligible musicians may have visible, physical, and/or sensory conditions, as well as less visible conditions like anxiety, ADHD, depression, chronic illness/pain, PTSD, OCD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, neurodivergence, and more.
Please review full eligibility requirements and application details on our website. We look forward to receiving your application.



Entry Deadline:
Monday, February 28, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET.


                                                                                    Click Here for more information, and to apply!

The Actor’s Fund – Not Just for Actors


Professional Musicians and Orchestra Administrators Find Support for a Life in the Arts




Over 139 years, the services of The Actors Fund have evolved to meet the unique needs of professionals who work in performing arts and entertainment—including professional musicians.


Their supportive programs promote health and wellness, enrich careers and lives, offer resources about affordable housing and help people through difficult times.



 “We help people navigate challenges in their lives no matter what their role in this industry,” said Actors Fund Western Region Director Keith McNutt. “We’re proud to help all members of our entertainment community—including professional musicians—to build more resilient futures.”



The Actors Fund supports a life in the arts in many ways. Click here to learn more.

Chicago Violin Competition





The Chicago Violin Competition is an international competition and online event open to promising young violinists from around the world. The city of Chicago is a cultural and economic center that attracts global talent in the arts, education, and business. CVC is a platform for young artists to perform, learn, and grow on a world stage. 

For more information, or to participate, click here!

Still Waiting Speaker Series

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and its Inaugural Dean, Eileen L. Strempel are proud to launch Still Waiting, a new speaker series that invites the public to join UCLA students in conversation with prominent figures invited by the school’s Anti-Racism Action Committee (ARAC), to help us understand ourselves and our response to this deeply hurtful moment in our nation’s racial reckoning. Still Waiting invites us to demand better of our communities and better of our actions in response to the tangible effects of racist policing, academic and institutional indifference, and methodologies that may bridge the gap between feelings of alienation and feelings of sanctuary and refuge for us all.


League of American Orchestras: Mental Health & Wellness
Below are various mental health resources, a recording, slides, and a transcript from the webinar.
Free Hotlines
Free and Affordable Counseling and Support Groups
How to Find the Right Therapist for You – Lauren Aycock Anderson