A limited number of League of American Orchestra members will be awarded 2013 annual conference scholarships by Corporation for International Business as of June 1st. The Carnets “Play the World” scholarships are awarded to professional and youth orchestras that promote American orchestras through their international tours. Orchestras that have not toured but that plan to tour internationally within the next three years are also eligible for the scholarship.

To emphasize the importance of professional education for orchestra operations professionals, the awards are directed to Executive Directors, General Managers and Directors of Operations who are members of the League of American Orchestras. Each award covers virtually the entire cost of registration fees (or travel expenses), averaging $500 per scholarship recipient. This year’s conference is in St. Louis from June 18th – 20th. Scholarship recipients appreciate the monetary award since, in most cases; they would not be able to attend the conference due to budget constraints. Orchestras are eligible for an additional $250 cash (or equivalent) prize if they receive an ATA Carnet and carnet bond from CIB for an international tour within 12 months of the 2013 League Conference.

More information can be found here.

Posted May 22, 2013