Applications are due each September
Request a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, supervisor, or mentor and have them submit this Recommendation Letter form. This letter should NOT be about your performance abilities. Rather, it should address your work ethic, personal characteristics, academic ability, potential for leadership, and/or your potential commitment to the goals of the Arts Leadership Certificate Program. If you are a new graduate student, please do not use your new studio professor unless you have a prior relationship with them.
Complete 3 short essays (1 page each). These are designed to give us a more detailed view of your past experience, your ambitions, and what you hope to get out of the ALP Certificate.
- 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?
- 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, etc.).
- What are some of the organizations in which you would be interested in interning? List 3 things you would hope to learn from your internship experience.
Develop a current resume outlining your background, work& internship and/or leadership experience. Do NOT submit a performance resume. For assistance in developing a leadership/administrative résumé, visit our Resume & CV page.
What We Are Looking For
When reviewing applications, we expect for students to:
- Be in good academic standing
- Have current/prior work experience
- Research the ALP Certificate and understand what the program offers
- Submit a high-quality application that follows the instructions
- Demonstrate existing leadership experience and skills
- Be mindful of how the classical music field is evolving and current trends
- Articulate their personal and professional goals – even if they include many ideas
Want to see if you are a good fit for the ALP Certificate? Need to build upon your skills and knowledge to meet our requirements? Try out some of these opportunities:
- Apply for an on-campus or summer job
- Attend conferences/workshops in fields you are interested in
- Run your own ensemble
- Volunteer in the community
- Develop and work on a professional project
- Take an IML Course
- Attend the Eastman Leadership Academy
- Make a career advising appointment
- Apply for one of our grants
- Become an orientation leader or board member of a student organization
Have a question? Feel free to reach out to the Arts Leadership Program Director at email@example.com.