• All materials must be typed.
  • All applicants must submit the following supporting documents:
    • Résumé — Please include a current résumé outlining your background, work (internships and/or work at cultural organizations) and leadership experience. For assistance in developing a basic résumé, visit the ESM Office of Careers and Professional Development website. (Your résumé should follow the Leadership & Administration format.)
    • In every case, please use the formal abbreviation for your degree program (BM, MM, DMA, etc.) and major (AMU, PRL, MUE, JCM, MEI, etc.)  If you’re unsure what yours is, you can check in your Blackboard account, UR Student or contact the ESM Registrar for assistance.
    • Essays – These 3 essays are designed to give us a more personal view of your past experience, your ambitions, and what you hope to get out of the ALP Certificate Program. Answer each on a separate page, but all 3 should be combined into one document.
    • (Limited to 1 typed double spaced page for each essay, 1” margins, font no smaller than Times New Roman 12)
      • Describe your career ambitions. What experience or knowledge do you hope to get out of the certificate program in order to help you achieve these career goals?  How might you take what you learn or experience in ALP and go out and become a more innovative performer, teacher, community member and/or arts leader?
      • Describe any activities or projects in which you have been involved that demonstrated initiative or leadership (e.g., audience outreach, ensemble organization and programming, administration of student organizations, political advocacy, etc.).
      • Internships are a key component to the ALP Certificate Program. What type of internship might you hope to attain and what are some of the organizations in which you may be interested?  List 3 things you would hope to learn from the experience.