ALP Accomplishments

Listed below are Summer Internships and Academic Internships achieved by ALP students in the 2021/2022 academic year.

Summer Internships

In the summer of 2021 the coronavirus pandemic still created a situation in which virtual internships were encouraged to protect the health and safety of its students.  Most of the internships listed below were conducted virtually, with a few having some percentage of their time working in-person with their host organizations.

Joëlla Becker  Fifth House Ensemble, virtual (Chicago, IL) 
Jenna Kent Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, in-person (Rochester, NY)
Hannah Kim Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, virtual (Rochester, NY) 
Andrea McGaugh  Finger Lakes Opera, in-person/virtual (Rochester, NY)
Gwen Paker  Opera On Tap, virtual (Boston, MA)
Tyler Ramos  Masaki School of Music, virtual/in-person (Honolulu, HI)
Noah Sesling  Pegasus Early Music, virtual/in-person (Rochester, NY)
Madeleine Snow Boston Lyric Opera, virtual (Boston, MA)
Brian Stewart ROCmusic Collaborative, virtual (Rochester, NY)
Ella Torres Fifth House Ensemble, virtual (Chicago, IL)
Raffi Wright Gateways Music Festival, virtual (Rochester, NY)

 

Academic Internships

Joëlla Becker fivebyfive – Production Intern
Ian Briffa ESM Institute for Music Leadership – Assistant to the Director
Brianna Garcon Joseph Ave Arts & Culture Alliance – Administrative/Production Associate
Gateways Music Festival – Program Assistant
Alex Gulakiw Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Business/Development Intern
WGMC Jazz 90.1 – Assistant to the Music Director
Megan Hendrix Eastman Community Music School – Pathways & ECMS Community Engagement Intern
ROCmusic Collaborative – Operations Intern
Jenna Kent ROCmusic Collaborative – Operations Intern
Hannah Kim ESM Communications – Social Media Intern
Hyesu (Jenn) Kim Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra – Education Intern
Isabella Lau ESM Centennial Planning Committee – Operations Assistant
YoungJun Lee BIODANCE – Administrative Associate
Andrea McGaugh Pegasus Early Music – Administrative Intern
Gwen Paker Hochstein School  – Development Intern
Tyler Ramos ROCmusic Collaborative – Development Intern
Noah Sesling Pegasus Early Music – Administrative Intern
Brian Stewart ROCmusic Collaborative – Development Intern
Ella Torres Hochstein School – Development Intern
Raffi Wright ESM Summer @ Eastman – Marketing Assistant

 

Listed below are Summer Internships and Academic Internships achieved by ALP students in the 2020/2021 academic year.

Summer Internships

In the summer of 2020 the coronavirus pandemic created a situation in which the University of Rochester chose not to allow any “in person” internships to protect the health and safety of its students. A number of students who had originally planned summer internships chose to do full academic year internships instead of just one semester.  Of those remaining, the rest chose to do an allowed “virtual” internship and one chose to delay their summer opportunity until a later date when an “in person” would hopefully be allowed. Many thanks to the students for their flexibility in this extremely challenging time.

Patrick Clarke ROCmusic Collaborative (Rochester NY)
Nathaniel Malkow Midsummer’s Music (Sister Bay, WI)
Logan Pintor KPBX Public Radio Station (Spokane, WA)
Tristan Swihart

Third Coast Percussion (Chicago, IL)

 

Academic Internships

Christopher Amick ROCmusic Collaborative

David Baker

 

Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Society for Chamber Music in Rochester

Logan Barrett

 

BIODANCE

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Patrick Clarke West Irondequoit Central School District
Abby Fuller Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Nathaniel Malkow ESM Institute for Music Leadership
Teresa Nojaim

Solotoff Law

WGMC Jazz 90.1

Dylan Ocorr

WGMC Jazz 90.1

Joseph Avenue Arts & Culture Alliance

Logan Pintor University of Rochester Health Services
Madeleine Snow Boston Lyric Opera
Keane Southard fivebyfive
Susannah Stewart ESM Advancement
Hannah Stokes Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Tristan Swihart ROCmusic Collaborative
Travon Walker

Joseph Avenue Arts & Culture Alliance

Eastman Community Music School

 

Listed below are Summer Internships, Academic Internships, and Special Opportunity Grants achieved by ALP students in the 2019/2020 academic year.

Summer Internships

Alexandra Deitrich Kennedy Center, Events & Communications (Washington, DC)
Grace Frarey Tritone Music (Baileys Harbor, WS & Rochester, NY)
Joshua Gagnon From the Top, Digital Marketing (Boston, MA)
Emma Gierszal Decoda (New York, NY)
Benjamin Guerrero Eastman Institute for Music Leadership (Rochester, NY)
Shoghi Hayes Eastman Office of Communications (Rochester, NY)
Christopher Herz JACK Quartet (New York, NY)
Katie Knudsvig Club Passim (Boston, MA)
Denin Koch WGMC Jazz 90.1 (Rochester, NY)
Justin Lamb Third Coast Percussion (Chicago, IL)
Francesca Lionetta Sarasota Opera (Sarasota, FL)
Tierney McLean Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (Rochester, NY)
Makana Medeiros Eighth Blackbird (Chicago, IL)
Naomi Nakanishi The Jazz Gallery (New York, NY)
Stephania Romaniuk Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Ian Silverman Ohio Light Opera (Wooster, OH)
Keane Southard ROCmusic Collaborative (Rochester, NY & Traverse City, MI)
SiHyun Uhm Bowdoin Festival (Brunswick, ME)
McKenzie Warriner Canadian Music Centre (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

 

Academic Internships

Jacob Buhler RPO Youth Orchestra Society for Chamber Music in Rochester
Ryan Cheng RPO Special Events Pegasus Early Music
Hugo Christensen ROCmusic Development & Operations
Maurice Cohn Ensemble Signal RPO Business/Development
Alexandra Deitrich ESM Institute for Music Leadership
Ashley Fong ESM Summer @ ESM ROCmusic Production & Publicity
Grace Frarey RPO Education
Joshua Gagnon Bowdoin International Music Festival
Emma Gierszal fivebyfive
Shoghi Hayes ESM Technology & Media Production
Christopher Herz Society for Chamber Music in Rochester
Katie Knudsvig ESM Advancement
Rachel Kobernick Pegasus Early Music Hochstein Music Therapy
Denin Koch UR University Health Services
Justin Lamb BIODANCE
Francesca Lionetta ESM Opera & Outreach
Jeremy Lopez ESM Communications
Tierney McLean ROCmusic Production & Publicity
Makana Medeiros WGMC Jazz 90.1
Naomi Nakanishi ESM Institute for Music Leadership
Stephania Romaniuk RPO Education
Ian Silverman Joseph Avenue Arts & Culture Alliance
Elizabeth Smith Hochstein Development
SiHyun Uhm WXXI
Malinda Wagstaff Hochstein Music Therapy
McKenzie Warriner Pegasus Early Music

 

Special Opportunity Grant Winners

Sarah Forestieri received funding to attend the National OPERA America Conferece in San Francisco, CA in June, 2019.

Listed below are Summer Internships, Academic Internships, and Special Opportunity Grants achieved by ALP students in the 2018/2019 academic year.

Summer Internships

Andrew Bockman Third Coast Percussion (Chicago, IL)
Julia Fedor Hochstein Expressive Arts Program (Rochester, NY)
Sarah Forestieri Opera on the Avalon (St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada)
Noel Holloway Third Coast Percussion (Chicago, IL)
Taylor Kroma BassEurope (Lucca, Italy)
Jarod Lau Nief Norf Music Festival (Knoxville, TN)
Ling-Yu Lee Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (Rochester, NY)
Jennifer Nee Eastman Summer @ Eastman (Rochester, NY)
Jing Tian Ngiaw ROCmusic Collaborative (Rochester, NY)
Ellen Robertson Nashville Symphony (Nashville, TN)
Jacob Svendsen Eastman Community Music School (Rochester, NY)
D’Jean Vasciannie Regalias Digitales (Lafayette, CA)
Man-ho Brian Wong Hong Kong Philharmonic Society Ltd (Hong Kong)
Seth Wright Foxface Rabbitfish, INC (Seattle, WA)

 

Academic Internships

Juliette Angoulvant fivebyfive Society for Chamber Music in Rochester
Andrew Bockman RPO Development
Julia Fedor RPO Special Events/Volunteer
Sarah Forestieri ESM Communications
Ben Guerrero ESM Institute for Music Leadership
Noel Holloway BIODANCE
Taylor Kroma ROCmusic  Collaborative Communications & Volunteer
Daniel Kuehler Hochstein Music Therapy RPO Education
Jarod Lau ESM Summer @ Eastman
Ling-Yu Lee Society for Chamber Music in Rochester
Amber Mecke Pegasus Early Music RPO Special Events/Volunteer
Matthew Nedvin ESM Institute for Music Leadership
Jennifer Nee ROCmusic Collaborative Development & Operations
Jing Tian Ngiaw Hochstein Music Therapy
Ellen Robertson WXXI
Elizabeth Smith fivebyfive
D’Jean Vasciannie Gateways Music Festival
Man-ho Brian Wong Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Youth Orchestra (RPYO)
Seth Wright WGMC Jazz 90.1

 

Special Opportunity Grant Winners

Benjamin Guerrero received funding to attend the NAfME (National Association for Music Education) Collegiate Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC in June, 2018.

Matthew Nedvin received funding to attend the NAfME (National Association for Music Education) Collegiate Forum and National Conference in Dallas/Grapevine, TX in November, 2018.

Amber Mecke received funding to visit with Dr. Charles Lynch and others in Mesa, AZ in January, 2019. This was in support of her project “Building a Harp Program: Learning from the Best.”

Listed below are Summer Internships, Academic Internships, and Special Opportunity Grants achieved by ALP students in the 2017/2018 academic year.

Summer Internships

Rachel Barnett Mannes Prep, The New School (New York, NY)
Lydia Becker Boston Early Music Festival (Boston, MA)
Matthew Bent Tritone Jazz Fantasy Camps (Baileys Harbor, WI and Rochester, NY)
Matthew Burg 21C Media Group (New York, NY)
Catherine Cole Marimba Prods Inc, LHS Summer Marimba Seminar (Ocean Grove, NJ)
Misty Drake Sarasota Opera, Education & Outreach (Sarasota, FL)
Emily Gordon Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (Rochester, NY)
William Hume Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra (Harrisburg, PA)
Anthony LaLena ROCMusic (Rochester, NY)
Cameron Leach Heartland Marimba Festival Academy (Stevens Point, WI) Third Coast Percussion (South Bend, IN)
Sergio Munoz Chamber Music Connection, Spring Festival (Worthington, OH)
Brianna Robinson ESM Summer @ Eastman (Rochester, NY)
Kelsey Stewart Joseph Avenue Arts & Culture Alliance (Rochester, NY)

 

Academic Internships

Rachel Barnett RPO Development
Lydia Becker Pegasus Early Music
Matthew Bent WGMC Jazz 90.1
Hattie Bestul ROCMusic Development & Operations ECMS Marketing & Operations
Matthew Burg ESM Communications
Catherine Cole WXXI
Brett Copeland Ensemble Signal
Misty Drake Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Emily Gordon Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus
William Hume RPO Education
Ryan Kearns Society for Chamber Music in Rochester RPO Development – Volunteer
Cameron Leach ROCMusic Volunteer & Community Engagement
Joshua McClellan ESM Concert Office
Matthew Nedvin Joseph Ave Arts & Culture Alliance
Cynsy Plant UR University Health Services ROCMusic Development & Operations
Brianna Robinson ESM Summer @ Eastman
Caroline Samuels UR University Health Services Pegasus Early Music
Teresa Shyr Joseph Avenue Arts & Culture Alliance BIODANCE
Kelsey Stewart RPO Education
Wendy Toh Society for Chamber Music in Rochester RPO Development & Volunteer
Shuaida Zeng BIODANCE WGMC Jazz 90.1

 

Special Opportunity Grant Winners

Hattie Bestul received funding to attend Hack Music LA in Los Angeles, CA in October, 2017.

Catherine Cole received funding to attend Alexander Technique Winter Workshop in Columbus, OH in December, 2017.

Listed below are Summer Internships, Academic Internships, Special Opportunity Grants, and Post Graduate internships achieved by ALP students in the 2016/2017 academic year.

Summer Internships

Arianna Beyer US Army Band Pershing’s Own, Immersion Learning (Washington, DC)
Tahlia Cott ROCMusic, Development & Operations (Rochester, NY)
Kaley Harman Events for Students/ Washington National Opera Institute (Washington, DC)
Eric Laprade Rhode Island Philharmonic and Music School, Executive Director & Education Dept (East Providence, RI)
Gabriel Piqué WGMC Jazz 90.1, Asst to Music Director (Rochester, NY)
Jared Wallis Hochstein School of Music, Expressive Arts/Music Therapy (Rochester, NY)

Academic Internships

Arianna Beyer Society for Chamber Music in Rochester
Alexandra Cohen ESM Concert Office
Rennie Cotner WXXI, RPO Development
Tahlia Cott Hochstein Expressive Arts/ Music Therapy
Erik Elmgren ESM Communications
Jonathan Fagan WGMC Jazz 90.1, Hochstein Expressive Arts/ Music Therapy
Kaley Harman RPO Youth Orchestra
Anthony LaLena ROC Music Volunteer & Community Engagement
Eric Laprade ESM Institute for Music Leadership
Marc Laroussini RIT School of Film & Animation
Emily Lewis Pegasus, Society for Chamber Music in Rochester
Hannah Pearson Cordancia
Gabriel Piqué ROC Music Production & Publicity
Dustin Seo Ensemble Signal
Jared Wallis UR University Health Services
Weiting Zhong RPO Education/ Production

Special Opportunity Grants

Matthew Burg attended Adobe MAX, The Creativity Conference in San Diego, CA In November, 2016.

Post Graduate Internship

Congratulations to ALP alum Mike Forfia!

Mike, who will be based in New York, NY, was awarded ALP post graduate funding for his role as Programming & Media Intern at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church for the 2016-2017 academic year. Mike receives his MM degree (Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media/ Performance, Doublebass) and Arts Leadership certificate from Eastman in 2016. Mike completed Arts Leadership Program internships during the summer of 2015 with Christian Howes/ Creative Strings and during the academic year with the University of Rochester University Health Services as their UR Health intern with a focus on health for musicians. He also was the recipient of a Special Opportunity Grant providing funding for him to attend the 2015 American String Teachers Association Conference in Salt Lake City, UT, in March 2015. He is also the first-prize winner of the 2015 Scott LaFaro jazz bass competition, and will present a recital for an audience of over 1000 bassists to kick off the International Society of Bassist’s 2017 convention. You can read more about Mike on his website here.

As a bassist, composer and educator, Mike’s “aim is to present media that evokes a passion for social change.” The jazz ministry at the church “possesses elements critical for affecting social change: a clear humanitarian vision, diverse programming, and the infrastructure to support their mission.” Mike will be working with ALP alum Ike Sturm, Music Director of Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter’s, also known as “The First Church of Jazz.” In his internship role, Mike will help to advance current and new initiatives in jazz programming, education, and local and global outreach efforts “through producing audio/visual media and providing programming support.” This includes “conducting interviews with artists and community leaders for use in weekly jazz programming and larger initiatives including weekly jazz vespers service, Jazz on the Plaza, Midday Jazz at Midtown, The Duke Ellington Society” and many more.

Listed below are Summer Internships, Academic Internships, Special Opportunity Grants, and Post Graduate internships achieved by ALP students in the 2015/2016 academic year.

Summer Internships

Colleen Bernstein nief-norf Summer Festival (Knoxville, TN)
Christian Bigliani ROCMusic, Community Engagement (Rochester, NY)
Stephen Cannistraci US Army Band Pershing’s Own, Immersion Learning (Washington, DC)
John Fatuzzo New York State Summer School for the Arts (Albany, NY)
Michael Forfia Camille Catharine, Inc, Artist Mgt & Production (Rochester, NY)
Emily Helenbrook Sarasota Opera House, Development (Sarasota, FL)
Jillian Honn Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Arts Management (Rochester, NY)
Nikki Joshi Eighth Blackbird (Chicago, IL)
Anne Kunkle ESM Summer @ Eastman (Rochester, NY)
Rosanna Moore Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra, Events & Development Hulme, (Manchester, UK)
Garret Reynolds Remote Control Productions (Santa Monica, CA)
Tiffany Valvo Ensemble Signal (Rochester, NY)

 

Academic Internships

Colleen Bernstein Marimba Productions Inc
Stephen Cannistraci WXXI
Alexandra Cohen ESM Concert Office
Christopher Demetriou Hochstein Music Therapy Ensemble Signal
Amanda Eich Cordancia
John Fatuzzo ESM Communications
Michael Forfia UR Health
Emily Helenbrook ESM Summer @ Eastman
Kevin Holzman ROCMusic Volunteer Engagement
Nicole Joshi Sound ExChange Project
Anne Kunkle ESM Advancement
Richard Li ROCMusic Digital Design
Boon Hua Lien RPO Education
Darren Lin RPO Youth Orchestra
Rosanna Moore Ensemble Signal
Sergio Munoz RPO Development & Administrative
Garret Reynolds RIT School of Film & Animation
Matthew Sieber-Ford Institute for Creative Music, WGMC Jazz 90.1

Special Opportunity Grant Winners

Rachael Sanguinetti attended the Americans for the Arts 2015 Annual Convention in Chicago, IL, in June 2015. Eric Laprade attended the Midwest Clinic Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, in January 2016. Lisa Nickels completed a shadowing/observation of the Houston Symphony’s Community-Embedded Musicians Program in Houston, TX, in April 2016. Garret Reynolds attended the Virtual Reality Developer’s Conference, a subset of the Game Developer’s Conference, in San Francisco, CA In March, 2016.

Post Graduate Internship

Congratulations to ALP alumni Caitleen Kahn! (Read more about Caitleen and hear what she has to say about her internship and the ALP in the IML Spotlight)

Caitleen, who will be based in New York, NY, was awarded ALP post graduate funding for her role as Administrative and Operations Assistant for Musicambia for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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Caitleen received her MM degree (Performance and Literature, Voice) and Arts Leadership certificate from Eastman in 2015. Caitleen completed Arts Leadership Program internships during the academic year with ROC Music Collaborative as their Volunteer Coordination and Student Engagement intern. She also was Development Intern in Individual and Institutional Giving for Symphony Space in NYC in the Summer of 2014.

Caitleen is Founder and Artistic Director of SoundWave Milwaukee, an organization which performs multi-disciplinary concerts for the community.

Musicambia is a New York based initiative establishing a network of creative music conservatories within the prisons and jails of the United States. Building on her ALP coursework, her experience with previous ALP internships and SoundWave Milwaukee, Caitleen hopes to gain additional experience with Musicambia’s community-based music education program in order to achieve her ultimate goal of establishing her own El Sistema USA initiative. Caitleen’s responsibilities will include developing a social media presence, coordinating with collaborating organizations (Including Carnegie Hall and State Correctional facilities), attending and participating in work with incarcerated people, and assisting in development/grant writing/fundraising initiatives and events.

Listed below are Summer Internships, Academic Internships, Special Opportunity Grants, and Post Graduate internships achieved by ALP students in the 2014/2015 academic year.

Summer Internships

Christian Bigliani ESM Summer @ Eastman (Rochester, NY)
Alistair Duncan Fourfortytwo Ltd. (Berlin, Germany)
Tara Fayazi Hochstein, Music Therapy (Rochester, NY)
Kari Francis Vocal Australia Pty Ltd. (Melbourne, Australia)
Steven Humes Si Parla Si Canta (Urbania, Italy)
Ainsley Kilgo Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Washington, DC)
Bridget Kinneary River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (Houston, TX)
Blaire Koerner Spoleto Festival USA (Charleston, SC)
Erin Lensing Ensemble Signal (Rochester, NY)
Katrina Leshan Fifth House Ensemble (Chicago, IL)
Aimee Lillienstein The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall (New York, NY)
Lisa Nickels The Kennedy Center DeVos Institute (Washington, DC)
Andrew O’Connor Fifth House Ensemble (Chicago, IL – working remotely from Rochester, NY)
Emily Park Children’s National Medical Center, Creative & Therapeutic Arts Services (Washington, DC)
Andrew Psarris US Army Band “Pershing’s Own” (Washington, DC)
Spencer Reese Ohio Light Opera (Wooster, OH)
Rachael Sanguinetti Library of Congress (Washington, DC)
Jinn Shin BRAVO Youth Orchestras (Portland, OR)
Audrey Snyder Hotel Elefant (New York, NY – working remotely from Rochester, NY)
Alexa Tarantino Shalin Liu Performance Center, Education and Outreach (Rockport, MA)
Allison Thorp WXXI, Classical Music Radio (Rochester, NY)
Jose Pedro Zenteno Youth Orchestra of the Americas (Washington, DC)

 

Academic Internships

Myles Boothroyd ESM Organ Department
Lydia Consilvio Cordancia
Lourdes Cossich RPO Youth Orchestra
Benjamin Fang Rochester Fringe Festival
Kari Francis Institute for Creative Music
Steven Humes ESM Concert office
Caitleen Kahn ROCMusic Collaborative Volunteer Engagement
Ainsley Kilgo RPO Education
Bridget Kinneary WXXI
Blaire Koerner Pegasus Early Music
Matthew Langford RPO Marketing & Publicity; ESM IML CMIE
Erin Lensing Ensemble Signal
Katrina Leshan ESM Communications
Aimee Lillienstein RPO Education
Seohee Min RPO Special Events
Chelsea Nelson UR Health
Lisa Nickels Hochstein Music Therapy
Andrew O’Connor Hochstein PR & Marketing; RPO Marketing & Publicity
Emily Park Hochstein Music Therapy
Philip Pierick PHACE, Asst to General Manager Vienna, Austria (interning while on Fulbright year)
Andrew Psarris ESM Communications
Spencer Reese ESM Advancement
Rachael Sanguinetti WXXI
Lili Sarayrah ROCMusic Collaborative Digital Design & Social Media
Jinn Shin ECMS Pathways
Audrey Snyder Biodance
Sumner Truax RPO Development Hochstein Development
Tiffany Valvo Ensemble Signal
Jose Pedro Zenteno ECMS Summer @ Eastman

 

Special Opportunity Grant Winners

Hana Abrams attended the 2014 Opera America conference in San Francisco, CA, in June 2014. Andrew Worden attended the 2014 Performing Arts Medicine Association Symposium in Snowmass, CO, in June 2014. Bridget Kinneary attended the 2014 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL, in December 2014. Ainsley Kilgo attended the 2015 Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference in New York, NY, in January 2015. Steven Humes attended the 2015 National Opera Association Convention in Greensboro, NC, in January 2015. Michael Forfia attended the 2015 American String Teachers Association Conference in Salt Lake City, UT, in March 2015. He also began work on a marketing internship with Christian Howes, jazz violinist, who he also plans to work with in the summer.

 

Post Graduate Internship

drewNEW!Click here to read the interview with Drew Worden discussing more details about his involvement with UHS.

Congratulations to ALP alumni Andrew Worden!

Drew, who will be based in Rochester, NY, was awarded ALP post graduate funding for his role as UHS Health Promotion for Musicians Intern/Specialist for the University of Rochester University Health Services (UHS) for the 2014-2015 academic year. Drew received his MM degree (Performance and Literature, Percussion) and Arts Leadership certificate from Eastman in 2014. In his time at Eastman, Drew completed Arts Leadership Program internships during the academic year with UHS, and a summer internship with Third Coast Percussion in Chicago.

Drew is co-founder of the group Erasable Color, and was a finalist with the Eastman Institute for Music Leadership’s New Venture Challenge in 2014. He was Co-artistic director of Sound ExChange in 2013-2014, and has participated in a number of summer percussion programs including the SO Percussion Summer Institute.

With UHS, Drew’s responsibilities will build on some of the projects he became involved with in the previous year. He will continue to work with UHS Physical Therapists, doctors and health promotion administrators to develop wellness practices and appropriate distribution channels for musicians. These will include a mobile app called “The Healthy Musician,” an online occupational health and safety learning environment for music students eBook, and a second mobile app called “MuMo Screen.” This will be a predictive musician’s movement screening tool, utilizing the photo and video capabilities of a smartphone or table to aid musicians in recognizing potentially at-risk situations and incorporating intervention strategies into a daily routine.

Listed below are Summer Internships, Academic Internships, Special Opportunity Grants, and Post Graduate internships achieved by ALP students in the 2013/2014 academic year.

Summer Internships

Hana Abrams Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (Saint Louis, MO)
Megan Arns King Hussein Foundation, Concert Promotion & Educational Outreach (Amman, Jordan)
Mary Baron 21C Media Group (New York, NY)
Ben Fang Institute for Creative Music (Rochester, NY)
Tara Fayazi Mannes College the New School for Music, Pre and Extension Divisions (New York, NY)
Kurt Fedde Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar (Enfield, NH)
Sarah Kramer ECMS Summer @ Eastman (Rochester, NY)
Colin McCall nief-norf Summer Percussion Institute Summer Festival (Greenville, SC)
Zachary Preucil Midsummer’s Music Festival (Ephraim, WI)
Katrina Leshan Fifth House Ensemble (Chicago, IL)
Stephanie Price California Summer Music Festival (San Francisco, CA)
Lili Sarayrah (le) poisson rouge (New York, NY)
Nadine Sherman Rochester Fringe Festival (Rochester, NY)
Alexa Tarantino WGMC Jazz 90.1 (Rochester, NY)
Patrick Towey Community Music School of Buffalo  (Buffalo, NY)
Rachael Sanguinetti Library of Congress (Washington, DC)
Drew Worden Third Coast Percussion (Chicago, IL)
Emily Wozniak Aspen Music Festival (Aspen, CO)

 

Academic Internships

Hana Abrams Madrigalia
Megan Arns Cordancia
Mary Baron ESM Communications RPO Marketing
Philip Borter The Virtu Foundation
Lourdes Cossich ESM Women in Music Festival
Benjamin Fang Break of Reality
Kurtis Fedde Ensemble Signal
Kelly Kasle WGMC Jazz 90.1
Sarah Kramer ESM IML RPO Special Events
Colin McCall ESM Communications
Michael Mendoza Pegasus Early Music WXXI
Zachary Preucil RPO Development
Stephanie Price BIODANCE
Lili Sarayrah Ensemble Signal
Nadine Sherman BIODANCE
Patrick Towey Penfield Schools
Andrew Worden UR Health Services
Jennifer Zhou RPO Special Events

Special Opportunity Grant Winners

Kelly Kasle attended the 2013 fresh inc festival sponsored by Fifth House Ensemble in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in June 2013. Her grant covered expenses associated with travel and conference registration. Philip Borter attended the 2014 Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference in New York, NY, in January 2014. His grant covered expenses associated with travel and conference registration. Lourdes (Lulu) Cossich shadowed acclaimed mezzo-soprano Joyce diDonato in New York, NY, in April 2014. Her grant covered expenses associated with travel and a special one on one dinner with Ms. diDonato. Read more about Lulu’s experience here (PDF). Andrew Psarris was selected to shadow the producers and multimedia engineers for the Eastman Wind Ensemble recording project in Rochester, NY, in May, 2014. His grant covered expenses associated with meals and a special one on one luncheon with the producers.

 

Post Graduate Internships

Congratulations to ALP alum Carson Moody!

Carson, who will be based in New York, was awarded ALP post graduate funding for his role as Development Coordinator and Web Education Project Manager for Ensemble Signal for the 2013-2014 academic year. Carson received his MM degree (Performance & Literature, Percussion) and Arts Leadership certificate from Eastman in 2013. In his time at Eastman, Carson completed Arts Leadership Program internships during the academic year with Ensemble Signal, and a summer internship with JACK Quartet.

With Ensemble Signal, Carson’s responsibilities will include key development duties including grant writing throughout the Ensemble Signal 2013-2014 season. He will also play a large role in researching, developing and managing the launch of Ensemble Signal’s Web Education channel.

Congratulations to ALP alum Peter Ferry!

Peter, who will be based in Chicago, was awarded ALP post graduate funding for his role as Administrative & Artistic Intern for Alarm Will Sound for the 2013-2014 academic year. Peter received his BM degree (Applied Music, Percussion) and Arts Leadership certificate from Eastman in 2013. In his time at Eastman, Peter completed Arts Leadership Program internships during the academic year at the Eastman Office of Communications, and a summer internship for the percussionist Colin Curie.

With Alarm Will Sound, Peter’s responsibilities will include organizational and artistic administration, communication, fundraising, production and audience experience tasks throughout the Alarm Will Sound 2013-2014 season. He will also play a large role in Alarm Will Sound’s efforts to build a significant presence in St. Louis.

Congratulations to ALP alum Melissa Birkhold!

Melissa, who will be based in Baltimore/Washington DC, was awarded ALP post graduate funding for her role as a Development Intern for Americans for the Arts for Fall 2013. Melissa received her MM degree (Performance & Literature, Bassoon) and Arts Leadership certificate from Eastman in 2013. In her time at Eastman, Melissa completed Arts Leadership Program internships during the academic year with Biodance and Break of Reality. With Americans for the Arts, Melissa’s responsibilities will include key development duties such as prospect research, planning & execution of donor events and working on publications to name a few. The Americans for the Arts runs a robust intern program, and Melissa was selected for this internship as a result of a competitive process.

Listed below are Summer Internships, Academic Internships, Special Opportunity Grants, and Post Graduate internships achieved by ALP students in the 2012/2013 academic year.

Summer Internships

Rachel Beninghof Ash Lawn Opera, Educational (Charlottesville, VA)
Addie Boedecke Si Parla Si Canta (Urbania, Italy)
Catherine Branch Ensemble Signal (Rochester, NY)
Weijun Chen WXXI-FM (Rochester, NY)
Gabe Condon WGMC Jazz 90.1 (Rochester, NY)
Adrian DiMatteo Eastman Institute for Music Leadership, CMIE (Rochester, NY)
Alistair Duncan Institute for Creative Music, Administrative/Multimedia (Rochester, NY)
Nadia Fayad Methodist Center for the Performing Arts Medicine, CPAM/Texas Voice Center (Houston, TX)
Peter Ferry Colin Currie, Personal Assistant (Europe – touring)
Erin Futterer Rochester Fringe Festival & Pegasus Early Music (Rochester, NY)
Jennifer Li Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra (Guangzhou, China)
Adam Maalouf River Guerguerian/Asheville Percussion Festival (Asheville, NC)
Carson Moody JACK Music Inc. (New York, NY)
Nadine Sherman Rochester Fringe Festival (Rochester, NY)
Molly O’Roark ECMS Summer @ Eastman (Rochester, NY)
Alexander Pena Lakes Area Music Festival (Brainerd, MN)
Christiana Reader Hochstein School of Music and Dance (Rochester, NY)
Sungmin Shin Eastman Advancement (Rochester, NY)
David Weygandt View – Arts Guild of Old Forge, Performing Arts (Old Forge, NY)
Emily Wozniak Eastman Community Music School (Rochester, NY)

 

Academic Internships

Anthony Baron Eastman Advancement
Rachel Beninghof Eastman Community Music School (Fall)
Addie Boedecker Madrigalia (Fall)
Catherine Branch Cordancia
Rebekah Carpio Eastman Wellness Initiative
Weijun Chen Eastman Institute for Music Leadership
Gabe Condon Institute for Creative Music (Fall)
Alistair Duncan Institute for Creative Music (Spring)
Nadia Fayad Empire State Lyric Theatre (Spring, some Fall hrs.)
Peter Ferry Eastman Communications (Fall)
Erin Futterer Pegasus Early Music
Jerry Hou Ensemble Signal (Fall)
Diane Hunger Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Jennifer Jiaqi Li Eastman Community Music School
Adam Maalouf Young Audiences of Rochester/ArtPeace
Carson Moody Ensemble Signal
Molly O’Roark Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Development
Christiana Reader Eastman Women in Music Festival (Spring)
Sungmin Shin Eastman Advancement (Fall)
Nick Tariello Eastman Concert Office
Renee Vogen Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Sidonie Wade Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Special Events
Amy Wang BIODANCE
David Weygandt WGMC Jazz 90.1
Jessica Wilkins WGMC Jazz 90.1

Special Opportunity Grant Winners

Anthony Baron attended the 2012 National Association of Teachers of Singing conference in Orlando, Florida, in June 2012. Amy Wang attended the 2012 League of American Orchestras conference in Dallax, Texas, in June, 2012. Gabe Condon attended the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, RI, in August 2012. Kelly Kasle and Jessica Wilkins attended the 2012 Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference in New York, NY, in January, 2013. Melissa Birkhold attended a performance of Break of Reality as their tour manager for the event in Platteville, WI, in February, 2013.

 

Post Graduate Internships

Congratulations to ALP alumni Matthew Evans! Matt, who will be based in New York City, was awarded ALP post graduate funding for his role as Production & Administrative Intern/Associate for Bang on a Can, Inc. for the 2012-2013 academic year. Matt received his MM degree (Performance and Literature, Percussion) and Arts Leadership certificate from Eastman in 2012. In his time at Eastman, Matt completed Arts Leadership Program internships during the academic year at the Eastman Office of Communications, and a summer internship for the Bang on a Can summer festival. Matt was president of Eastman’s student run new music ensemble Ossia for the 2011-2012 season while active in the Rochester area as both a composer and performer, specializing in contemporary music. He has performed as part of Bring to Light NY and the Make Music New York festival and his compositions have been presented at ArtAwake and the UnCaged Toy Piano Festival. With Bang on a Can, Matt’s responsibilities will include booking events for the Bang on a Can All-Stars, coordinating events related to the Bang on a Can Summer Festival and organizing specialized projects throughout the Bang on a Can 2012-13 season.

Listed below are Summer Internships, Academic Internships, Special Opportunity Grants, other Awards and Opportunities, and Post Graduate internships achieved by ALP students in the 2011/2012 academic year.

Summer Internships

Matthew Aprea Music Academy of the West (Santa Barbara, CA)
Megan Arns nief-norf Summer Festival (Greenville, SC)
Adrian DiMatteo WGMC Jazz 90.1 (Rochester, NY)
Matthew Evans Bang on a Can, Festival (Brooklyn, NY)
Gabe Condon WGMC Jazz 90.1 (Rochester, NY)
Natalie Fuller Eastman Community Music School (Rochester, NY)
Amy Garapic Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar/ Make Music NY Inuksuit, Seminar/Events (Hanover NH and New York, NY)
Andrew Gilcrhist Eastman School of Music Summer Sessions (Rochester, NY)
Jennifer Hostler Alarm Will Sound, Production & Admin (New Haven, CT and New York, NY)
Alice Matsumoto Eastman School of Music Communications (Rochester, NY)
Johnny Ng Hong Kong Sinfonietta Ltd. (Hong Kong)
Alexandra Shatalov Eastman Institute for Music Leadership, CMIE (Rochester, NY)
David Weygandt Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester (Rochester, NY)

 

Academic Internships

Academic Interns for the 2011-12 academic year included 14 placements in the following organizations/areas local to Rochester:

  • Arts and Cultural Council of Greater Rochester (Leadership and Grants)
  • Eastman School of Music Communications
  • Ensemble Signal (PR/Devt/Proj Management)
  • Geva Theatre (Development)
  • International Viola Congress 2012 (Events management, education)
  • Jazz 90.1 WGMC (Programming, office support)
  • Pegasus Early Music (Grant writing)
  • The Persuasive Pen (Grant writing)
  • Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (Artistic/Education, Marketing, Development)
  • WXXI (Music Director assistance)
  • University of Rochester BioDance (Admin Assoc)
  • Young Audiences of Rochester/ Art Peace (Arts in education)

Special Opportunity Grant Winners

Matthew Aprea attended the 2012 Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference in New York in January 2012. His grant covered expenses associated with his travel and hotel. Diane Hunger attended the 2012 North American Saxophone Alliance conference in Tempe, Arizona, in March 2012. Her grant covered expenses associated with her travel and hotel. Jiaqi (Jennifer) Li attended the 2012 Music Teachers National Association conference in New York in March 2012. Her grant covered expenses associated with her travel and hotel.

Post Graduate Internships

Congratulations to ALP alumni Kathryn (Katie) Ernst!

katieKatie was awarded ALP post graduate funding for her role as Jazz Links Education Program Intern for the Jazz Institute of Chicago for the 2011-12 academic year. Katie received her BM degree (Musical Arts/ Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media) and Arts Leadership certificate from Eastman in 2011. In her time at Eastman, Katie completed Arts Leadership Program internships at Jazz 90.1 and Pegasus Early Music. She also worked in the Institute for Music Leadership office with her main responsibilities focusing on the Eastman Gig Service and the Office of Careers and Professional Development projects. Katie’s honors while a student included the Susan B. Anthony Scholarship, Keidaen Senior Honor Society, Rogers Scholar, and the Paychex/UR Leadership Institute. Katie is active in the Rochester area as a freelance jazz singer and bassist. Most recently her trio was selected to participate in the Rochester International Jazz Festival. At the Jazz Institute of Chicago, Katie’s responsibilities will include helping to develop new and innovative ways of reaching jazz education students and program alumni. She will be coordinating monthly Jazz Institute Student Council Meetings and Jam Sessions, the Jazz Ambassadors Summer Camp, and maintaining the institute’s social medica presence. Read more about Katie on her website.

Listed below are Summer Internships, Academic Internships, Special Opportunity Grants, and other Awards and Opportunities achieved by ALP students in the 2010/2011 academic year.

Summer Internships

Over $15,000 in funding was awarded to the following ALP students and alumni in support of Summer internships:

Eryn Bauer Young Audiences of Houston (Houston, TX)
Jonathan Bowman Eastman International Young Artists Competition (Rochester, NY)
Nicole Cragin Memphis Symphony Orchestra (Memphis, TN)
Katie Ernst WGMC Jazz 90.1 (Rochester, NY)
Amy Garapic So Percussion (Princeton, NJ and New York, NY)
Kirsten Jerme The Knights Orchestra (New York, NY)
Doris Sze Chit Lee Canandaigua Lake Music Festival (Canandaigua, NY)
Liu Liu ShangHai ZongXing Culture Communication at the World Expo. (ShangHai, China)
Alice Matsumoto AIGAM (Rome, Italy)
Andrea Mumm Fifth House Ensemble/Chicago Chamber Musicians (Chicago, IL)
Felix Ungar ECMS Summer & Eastman Sessions (Rochester, NY)

 

Academic Internships

Academic Interns for the 2011-12 academic year included 14 placements in the following organizations/areas local to Rochester:

  • Arts and Cultural Council of Greater Rochester (Leadership and Grants)
  • Eastman School of Music (Communications, Concert Office, Development, Eastman Community Music School, Institute for Music Leadership, Women in Music Festival)
  • Jazz 90.1 WGMC
  • Pegasus Early Music
  • Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (Education, Artistic Administration, Special Events)
  • Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
  • WXXI Public Broadcasting

Special Opportunity Grant Winners

Scott Lykins attended the 2011 Chamber Music America conference in New York in January 2011. His grant covered expenses associated with his conference fees, travel and hotel. Matt Aprea attended the 2011 “Performing Awareness from Studio to Stage” workshop at the Performing Arts Medicine Association regional meeting in Toronto, Ontario in March 2011. His grant covered expenses associated with his conference fees, travel and hotel. Alison Moritz attended the OPERA America 2011 conference in Boston, MA in May 2011. The theme of this year’s conference was “Opera Entrepreneurship: Building on Tradition.” Her grant covered expenses associated with travel and hotel.

Other Awards and Opportunities

University of Rochester Paychex Leadership Institute Kate Lemmon and David Weygandt were chosen to participate in UR’s Paychex Leadership Institute, held in January, 2011. They were nominated based on their leadership potential via their participation in ALP. The Institute, open to all undergraduates, helps students develop effective leadership skills through a day-long program of interactive workshops and activities.

Listed below are Summer Internships, Academic Internships, Special Opportunity Grants, Post Graduate Internships, and other Awards and Opportunities achieved by ALP students in the 2009/2010 academic year.

Summer Internships

Over $22,000 in funding was awarded to the following 12 students and alumni in support of Summer Internships and Special Opportunity Grants:

Katherine Crowe Washington National Opera (Washington, DC)
Steve Danyew JACK String Quartet (Rochester and New York, NY), Americans for the Arts National Convention (Seattle, WA)
Natalie Fuller Mossing School of Music (Regina, Sask, Canada)
McMillan Gaither ECMS Summer @ Eastman Sessions (Rochester, NY)
Ashley Garofalo Canandaigua Lake Music Festival (Canandaigua, NY), Americans for the Arts National Convention (Seattle, WA)
Georgios Kouritas New York Philharmonic Orchestra Education Program (New York, NY)
Sam Krall Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Development (Rochester, NY)
Kara LaMoure Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Special Events (Rochester, NY)
Liu Liu Beijing culture Communication Co. (Beijing, China)
Abigail McHugh Musicians for Harmony Education Program (Rochester and New York, NY)
Dylan Smith WXXI Assistant to Music Director (Rochester, NY)
Marisol Taub Fundacion Sinfonia Concertante Cultural and Fundraising (Panama City, Panama)

 

Academic Internships

Academic Interns for the 2009-10 academic year included 12 placements in the following organizations/areas local to Rochester:

  • Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Education, Artistic Administration, Special Events, Development
  • Eastman School of Music Development, Wellness Initiatives, Eastman Community Music School, Institute for Music Leadership
  • Young Audiences of Rochester
  • Pegasus Early Music
  • WXXI

Special Opportunity Grant Winners

Steve Danyew and Ashley Garofalo attended the Americans for the Arts Convention in Seattle, Washington, in June 2009. Their grants covered expenses associated with conference fees, travel and hotel. Doris Lee attended the 2010 Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference in New York in January 2010. Her grant covered expenses associated with her travel and hotel. Liu Liu attended the 2010 Chamber Music America conference in New York in January 2010. Her grant covered expenses associated with her conference fees, travel and hotel.

Other Awards and Opportunities

Katie Ernst was one of only 2 students awarded the Susan B. Anthony Scholarship for 2010. The Susan B. Anthony Scholarship is given to a woman in her junior year who has demonstrated leadership, academic excellence and commitment to her fellow students and community.

University of Rochester Paychex Leadership Institute Nicole Cragin was chosen to participate in UR’s Paychex Leadership Institute, held in January, 2010. She was nominated based on her leadership potential via her participation in ALP. The Institute, open to all undergraduates, helps students develop effective leadership skills through a day-long program of interactive workshops and activities.

ALP students Catherine Branch (PDF), Doug O’Connor (PDF) (as a member of the Red Line Saxophone Quartet), and Lydia Zotto (PDF) were highlighted as part of President Seligman’s “Celebrating Our Students” presentation at the President’s Garden Party on May 18, 2010.

Post Graduate Internships

The Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Program (ALP) is pleased to announce the award of post graduate funding for 2009-2010 to the following ALP alumni: Grace Choi will be taking on the role of Public Relations Intern for Dallas Chamber Music in Dallas, Texas Grace’s responsibilities will include coordinating concert program and sponsorship for the 65th season and overseeing concert detail information uploaded to 20 different social and event calendars and web sites in Dallas. Grace is completing in May a MM in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Southern Methodist University and received her MM in Music Education and Arts Leadership Program certificate from Eastman in 2007. While at Eastman, Grace completed ALP internships with the Office of Development at Eastman and the Department of Education and Outreach at the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Click here for more information on Dallas Chamber Music. Rey David Cortes will be taking on two roles. One as Assistant to the Director of Red Cultura, SA and the other as Artistic Producer for Universidad Nacional. Both are in Costa Rica. Rey’s responsibilities at Red Cultura, SA will include supporting the Multimedia Production and Marketing and Publicity departments with multimedia production for the web, digital journalism fundamentals and marketing for the arts. At Universidad Nacional he will be assisting with the basics of orchestra management and production including artistic administration logistics and grant application collaboration. Rey received his MM in Performance (Euphonium) and Arts Leadership certificate from Eastman in 2008. While at Eastman, he completed an ALP internship with the Technology and Media Production Department. Rey has also been working for the past year in the Institute for Music Leadership, handling technology responsibilities associated with Polyphonic.org, e-course implementation and other entrepreneurial endeavors. Click here for more information on Red Cultura.

Listed below are Summer Internships, Academic Internships, Special Opportunity Grants, Post Graduate Internships, and other Awards and Opportunities achieved by ALP students in the 2008/2009 academic year.

Summer Internships

Over $15,000 in funding was awarded to the following 12 students and alumni in support of Summer internships and Special Opportunity Grants:

Katherine Bonner Hartford Symphony Orchestra (Hartford, CT)
Jonathan Bowman Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition (Salt Lake City, UT),  Eastman Young Artists’ Piano Competition (Rochester, NY)
Mary Box Young Audiences of Rochester Arts in Education (Rochester, NY)
Leanne Dammann Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Banff, Alberta, Canada)
Maria Finkelmeier ESM Summer Sessions (Rochester, NY)
Lynn Grossman Canandaigua Lake Music Festival  (Rochester, NY)
Jennifer Hostler ESM Development/ RPO Education Program (Rochester, NY)
Maria Kanakis Columbia Artists Management International Arts (New York, NY)
Hillary Schefter ESM IML Orchestra Musician Forum (Rochester, NY)
Christopher Van Hof ESM Summer Trombone Institute (Rochester, NY)
Kathryn Voelker Spoleto Music Festival Orchestra (Charleston, SC)

 

Academic Internships

Academic Interns for the 2008-09 academic year included 16 placements in the following organizations/areas local to Rochester:

  • Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Education, Artistic Administration, Special Events
  • Eastman School of Music Alumni Relations, Development, Communications, Music for All, Wellness Initiatives
  • Young Audiences of Rochester
  • Pegasus Early Music
  • Mercury Opera Rochester
  • Arts & Cultural Council of Greater Rochester
  • WGMC Jazz 90.1

Special Opportunity Grant Winners

Maria Kanakis attended the League of American Orchestras’ Orchestra Leadership Academy seminar, Essentials of Orchestra Management, in New York in January 2009. Her grant covered expenses associated with her tuition and travel while in NYC. Liu Liu attended the 2009 Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference in New York in January 2009. Her grant covered expenses associated with her travel and hotel. Abigail McHugh attended the 15th World Suzuki Convention in Melbourne, Australia in April 2009. Her grant covered expenses associated with her travel, hotel and conference enrollment.

Other Awards and Opportunities

Lydia Zotto was one of only 2 students awarded the Susan B. Anthony Scholarship for 2009. The Susan B. Anthony Scholarship is given to a woman in her junior year who has demonstrated leadership, academic excellence and commitment to her fellow students and community.

Joining an elite group of leaders and students from music schools across the country to participate in a conference on “Preparing the Generation-E Musician… The Place of Entrepreneurship in the Higher Education Music School Curriculum” were Katherine Crowe, Steve Danyew, Ashley Garofalo, and Samuel Krall.

University of Rochester Paychex Leadership Institute Ashlee Bickley, Samuel Krall and Lydia Zotto were chosen to participate in UR’s Paychex Leadership Institute, held in January, 2009. They were nominated based on their leadership potential via their participation in ALP. The Institute, open to all undergraduates, helps students develop effective leadership skills through a day-long program of interactive workshops and activities.

Post Graduate Internships

Congratulations to ALP alumni Lauren Woodward! Lauren was awarded ALP post graduate funding for her role as Operations and Community Engagement Intern for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra for the 2008-09 academic year. Lauren received her BM in Music Education (piano) and Arts Leadership certificate from Eastman in 2007. She was an Early Childhood Music teacher at the Eastman Community Music School from 2005 to 2007, and completed student teacher assignments at Barker Road Middle School (Pittsford) and The Harley School. In 2007-2008 she worked as an Aupair for a family near Madrid, Spain and traveled throughout Europe.

Listed below are Academic Internships, Special Opportunity Grants, Post Graduate Internships, and other Awards and Opportunities achieved by ALP students in the 2007/2008 academic year.

Academic Internships

Academic interns for the 2007-08 academic year included 17 placements in the following organizations/areas local to Rochester:

  • Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Media Relations, Education, Artistic Administration, Special Events, Patron Services
  • Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
  • Eastman School of Music Development, Communications, Technology & Media Production, Women in Music Festival
  • Young Audiences of Rochester
  • Pegasus Early Music
  • Mercury Opera Rochester
  • WXXI Public Broadcasting

Special Opportunity Grant Winners

Matilda Hofman was asked to conduct the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as a direct result of her ALP Special Opportunity Grant. Matilda participated in a Conducting Symposium which had elements of ALP related topics and she was funded for some of her travel expenses with a grant. Networking at its finest! Read more about Matilda’s experience here. Na Ri Hong attended the 2008 Chamber Music America Conference in New York in January. Her grant covered expenses associated with her registration, travel and hotel. Rey David Cortes attended the “Legal Workshop for Musicians and Those Who Work With Them” sponsored by the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, on Friday, December 7. The grant paid for his course registration. Christopher Van Hof acted as assistant to Professor Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez in preparation for a special recital he did in November 2007, and the grant provided monetary support for the hours he dedicated to the project.

Other Awards and Opportunities

Rick Williams was awarded a special internship with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra working on the marketing, promotion and distribution of their soon to be recorded and released CD, HONOR: AN AMERICAN SALUTE, produced by Jeff Tyzik.

University of Rochester Paychex Leadership Institute Maria Kanakis, Rick Williams, Natalie Spehar and Erin McPeck were chosen to participate in UR’s Paychex Leadership Institute, held 01.26.08. They were nominated based on their leadership potential via their participation in ALP. The Institute, open to all undergraduates, helps students develop effective leadership skills through a day-long program of interactive workshops and activities.

Shepherd Careers Forum 2007 at Rice University Philip Borter, Ryan Glick and Rick Williams were chosen in a competitive process to participate in a special forum on careers in music performance: Convening Student Perspectives and Creating New Models for the 21st Century. This gathering, held on the weekend of October 12-14, 2007, brought together 40 students from the nation’s top music schools and conservatories together with a select group of young established artists and leaders in the field who are forging new pathways in classical music presentation. Participants included Eric Booth, Eighth Blackbird and the Chiara String Quartet. More information about the forum can be found at the Shepherd Careers Forum website.

Post Graduate Internships

ALP alumni Jeffrey Meyer was awarded ALP post graduate funding in support of his role as Symphony Manager for the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony for the 2007-08 academic year. Jeff was working on a DMA in Music Performance and Literature at the Cleveland Institute of Music at the time. He received his BM in Performance and Literature (tuba) and Arts Leadership Program certificate from Eastman in 2004; and his MM in Music Performance and Conducting from Kent State University in 2009