Fall 2022 Application Timeline

ALP Info Table

Join us in Lowry Hall to meet current ALP students and learn more about the program.

Applications Due

Please submit all application materials, including recommendation letters and schedule an interview by this date.


Come discuss why this program is a good fit for you Interviews held between Sept. 22-28th.

Accepted students

Accepted students will receive an email inviting them to the program.

When scheduling an interview, please select “ALP Application Interview.”

Application Materials


Request a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, supervisor, or mentor and have them submit this Recommendation Letter form. Please note: 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 Program.


Complete 3 short essays (1 page each). These 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.

  • 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 may be interested in interning at during the program?  List 3 things you would hope to learn from your internship experience.

Develop a current resume outlining your background, work (internships and/or work at cultural organizations) and leadership experience. Do NOT submit a performance resume. For assistance in developing a leadership/administrative résumé, visit our Resume & CV page.

Have a question? Feel free to reach out to the Arts Leadership Program Director at alp@esm.rochester.edu.