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Apply to the Marian Anderson Young Artist Program for 3rd-10th Graders

April 2, 2024

Overview: Play On Philly’s Marian Anderson Young Artist Program helps young musicians with their music studies. Students get private lessons, instrument loans, and advice about college and careers. Anderson Artists are dedicated to classical or jazz music and get support to reach their best. The program is free, but there’s a small fee to register once you’re accepted.

Apprentice to Scholar: Anderson Artists follow a pathway of learning, starting as Apprentices and advancing to Scholars. Students in grades 3-7ย should apply to the Apprentice program. 8th graders can apply to either program (if you are not yet sure if you want to pursue a career in music, apply as an Apprentice; if you are certain this is where you want to go, apply as a Scholar). Students in grades 9-10 must apply as a Scholar with the intent to pursue music in college.

Program Components:

๐ŸŽถ Weekly private instruction
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ Individual advisement for young musician and family
๐ŸŽป Access to instruments, supplies, and music
๐ŸŽต Large and small ensemble and solo performance opportunities
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Concert tickets and chances to meet performing artists
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ผ Leadership opportunities
๐ŸŽ“ Masterclass participation
๐ŸŽน Supplemental lessons in piano, theory, improvisation, or score reading as needed

Students also receive:ย 

๐ŸŽผ Audition and application guidance for summer music festivals
๐Ÿ’ฐ Tuition assistance available when needed
๐ŸŽป Assistance in preparing for conservatory or music school
๐Ÿ“š Courses on citizen artistry
๐ŸŽค Public speaking opportunities


Info needed for application :

๐Ÿ“ž Contact info for you and a parent/guardian
๐Ÿ‘ค Name and email of recommending person (band/choir director)
๐ŸŽจ Racial/ethnic self-identification
๐Ÿ  Household size and income (parent/guardian assistance may be needed)
๐Ÿ“„ Proof of income (previous yearโ€™s tax return)
๐ŸŽผ Musical experience and achievements
๐ŸŽถ Musical goals and aspirations
๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ Name and email of private teacher (if applicable)

Deadline: Rolling



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