Start Date: May 26, 2020 End Date: June 22, 2020 Application Deadline: March 16, 2020
About Sarasota Music Festival: The Sarasota Music Festival is an intense three-week experience of chamber music, master classes, and concerts with the coaching and performance of chamber music as its focus. Co-founded by Paul Wolfe, the Sarasota Music Festival began in 1965 as a one-week event with seven guest mentors. In just two years, the festival grew to three weeks and was drawing students from across the United States. Over the years, the festival continued to expand and receive national and international attention. In 1984 it was designated by the Florida State Legislature as the "Official Teaching and Performing Festival of the State of Florida." Following 10 years of leadership by Robert Levin, Jeffrey Kahane was appointed the festival's Music Director in 2016.
There are more than 40 guest artists, including many of the festival's own alumni. These masters represent nearly all major American orchestras and a cross-section of renowned music schools, conservatories and institutes of music. The fellows range from professional-level musicians to superior students in music schools and conservatories. Several travel from other countries to participate.
Festival audiences are entertained by a wide variety of symphonic artistry including: Thursday afternoon Artist Showcase concerts, Friday Festival chamber concerts, Saturday Symphony orchestra concerts, and Rising Stars Fellow chamber performances. Many patrons enjoy the option of purchasing Festival Passes, which allows them access to the artists' master classes and rehearsals.
Intern Duties and Responsibilities: This unique opportunity provides a graduate student or an upper-level undergraduate with invaluable training and mentorship towards a professional career in arts administration. The Festival intern will work closely with the Artistic Operations Manager to implement the day-to-day activities of the Festival. The Festival intern’s primary function is to ensure that a variety of events (rehearsals, concerts, master classes, community outreach) run smoothly. In this capacity, the intern will: act as the Assistant Personnel Manager for the Festival Orchestra rehearsals and concerts; assist with guest artist hospitality; provide on-the-ground assistance with Fellow community outreach performances; assist with Festival registration and orientation; and interface with artistic personnel, administrative staff, Festival Fellows, donors, and patrons. The Festival intern will also liaise with the Marketing department to coordinate radio and television interviews and assist with social media efforts. On some occasions the intern may also be asked to assist with the Festival Pass desk, where they will interact with donors and patrons, among others. Additional specific internship duties will be discussed individually to tailor the experience to the intern’s interests and skills.
It is helpful if the SMF intern has their own car, but a valid driver’s license is essential.
Housing, Meals, & Transportation: The Sarasota Music Festival will provide housing for the SMF intern in a one bedroom apartment just blocks away from Symphony Center. A continental breakfast and lunch are provided most days. Some dinners are covered by SMF. Transportation to Sarasota is the responsibility of the intern.
Salary: $1,500 for the three week festival
College Credit: College credit, and work study programs may be available through your college or university. Participants may arrange for academic credit through their school, but it is not a requirement.
Schedule: Individual hours TBD. Festival hours are as follows: 7:30 a – 10:30 p Monday – Thursday 7:30 a – 10:00 p Friday – Saturday 1:00 p – 10:00 p Sunday
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About Sarasota Orchestra
Sarasota Orchestra stands at an exciting juncture in its successful 70-year history. Benefiting from the vibrant arts community in Sarasota, the organization has a $10 million annual budget and an endowment of over $26 million.
Sarasota is widely considered among the most philanthropically generous and arts-oriented communities in the United States. Sarasota Orchestra serves an area of 788,000 residents that is one of the 10 fastest growing regions in America.
The diversity and breadth of Sarasota Orchestra’s musical offerings and programs are unparalleled in an orchestra serving a region of this size. The 36-week orchestra season includes Masterworks and chamber orchestra series, a chamber music program, Pops and a hybrid series of light classical and popular music in a small venue setting. Additionally, the Orchestra collaborates with Sarasota Opera and Sarasota Ballet for 7 weeks during the season. The organization is undergoing a music director search.
Education is a hallmark of the organization. The institution operates extensive youth orchestra, summer music camp and young persons concerts. Jeffrey Kahane serves as Music Director of Sarasota Music Festival, a ...program of the organization.
Currently, the Orchestra performs in multiple venues. The Board of the Orchestra is actively pursuing plans to finance and build a state of the art concert hall to allow Sarasota Orchestra to expand its offerings.