Explore the categories below to learn more about opportunities on and off campus.
GIGS & JOB POSTINGS
Summer Scholars Fellowship Program
This program provides an opportunity for Baldwin Wallace University students to pursue research or other creative, scholarly work for 10 weeks during the summer under the close supervision of a Baldwin Wallace University faculty mentor. LEARN MORE>
Canton Symphony Orchestra This year, we are happy to continue our Composer Fellowship program for the 2023-2024 season. To see past recipients, visit https://www.cantonsymphony.org/composer-fellowship/. This fellowship is open to undergraduate composition students at a Northeast Ohio College or University (students must be enrolled at an undergraduate institution in the 2023-2024 school year). The aim of this fellowship is to foster young, undergraduate composers, and give Canton Youth Symphony musicians the opportunity to play new music. The fellow will work with CSO conductors and staff throughout the 2023-2024 season to create a piece, 10-15 minutes in length, to be performed by the Canton Youth Symphony Advanced Orchestra at their final concert of the year in May 2024. The piece composed by the winner will be musically accessible and playable at an advanced high school level. The fellow will receive a small stipend as well as mileage reimbursement for rehearsal and performance.
Qualified students may apply for the 2023-2024 CSO Composer Fellowship using the online application that will be open until April 29, 2023. Finalists will have interviews during the month of May with Canton Symphony Music Director, Gerhardt Zimmermann, Canton Youth Symphony Music Director, Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz, CSO President and CEO, Rachel Hagemeier, and CSO Director of Artistic Operations, Mike Koscso. Applicants are required to submit a professional photo, resume, cover letter, two letters of recommendation (one of which from a composition instructor), as well as two examples of their compositional work (one of which must be orchestral). 2023-2024 Application>
2023 Tuckamore Festival Young Artist Program
An intensive two-week chamber music and solo repertoire program for talented and serious young musicians. We kindly request that you share this year’s program e-brochure with Baldwin-Wallace College pianists and string students ages 16 and up. The brochure can be downloaded here.
From August 7-20, 2023, students chosen from across North America will work with acclaimed faculty and visiting artists via workshops, master classes, and studio instruction. In addition to these performances, Young Artists also study and perform solo works and attend an inspiring concert series by internationally acclaimed artists. Our guest artist roster for 2023 includes the Pacifica Quartet, Marc-André Hamelin, Overlook Quartet, Erika Raum, Amadi Azikiwe, Bekah Simms, Randolph Peters, alongside resident faculty Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves (Duo Concertante) and Vernon Regehr of Memorial University School of Music.
This intimate and stimulating program takes place in St. John’s, Canada, a vibrant historical city with a rich cultural heritage and spectacular scenery. Given its unique combination of intensive one-on-one teaching, performance opportunities in seven dedicated Young Artist concerts and inspiring mentorship from top-tier classical musicians, the Tuckamore Festival offers an unforgettable and enriching summer experience to the next generation of chamber artists. We have a generous scholarship program and funding is available for all participants, and we also offer extensive financial support and a post-festival touring opportunity for one pre-formed group.
Please note that the deadline for applications is February 15, 2023. To find out more about the program or to apply, please visit us at www.tuckamorefestival.ca.
CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra
Seeking a violinist to play with the CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra during the months of March and May as a Diversity Fellow. The Diversity Fellowship is designed to support individuals from communities that have been historically underrepresented in classical music. This is a paid, professional opportunity for early-career musicians. A full description and application of the Fellowship can be found by following this link: CityMusic Diversity Fellowship. CityMusic Cleveland is a nonprofit professional chamber orchestra serving the greater Cleveland area, free of charge. Dedicated to making classical music accessible to all, the mission is to develop and build communities through the arts by inspiring our audiences with relevant, diverse, and classical music repertoire.
Olmsted Community Church is looking to hire a soprano, alto, tenor, and bass for this school year to sing with our chancel choir. You must be a college student studying music to qualify. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings and services Sunday at 10am. We align with the university's academic schedule (when you're on break, so are we) and we are 10 minutes from campus. Contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
St. John Neuman Catholic Church (Strongsville) is in search of paid choral section leaders. These vocalists would sing with the parish schola approximately once a month during the academic year at the 11am Sunday Mass and occasional feast day (about 8-10 Masses per year). Rehearsal before Mass at 10am is required. Repertoire would include SATB hymns, simple English chant, choral music and polyphony.
We are in need of a male vocalist (bass) and 1-2 female vocalists (soprano and/or alto). Excellent communication skills, ability to prepare music outside of rehearsal and dependability is a must.
Compensation is $100/Mass. Please contact Melissa Massery at email@example.com if interested.
Christ United Church BW Choral Fellows – Mezzo/Alto, Tenor, and Baritone/Bass
Christ United Church (a federated congregation of the Presbyterian Church USA and United Church of Christ) is currently seeking choral scholars for the 2022-23 season including mezzo/alto, tenor and baritone/bass singers.
As a CUC choral scholar, students receive a weekly stipend, serve as section leaders in a talented adult volunteer choir and perform solo and small ensemble music.
Schedule requirements include: Sunday services (9 am rehearsal; 10 am service) and Thursday evening rehearsals on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month; rehearsals are flexible understanding that students may need to miss some rehearsals for BW rehearsals and performances. Attendance at holiday services on Christmas Eve and Easter required. Christ United Church is located close to the BW campus on the Berea / Olmsted Falls border at 23114 West Road.
Students interested in this opportunity should forward a performance resume to Bryan Bowser, CUC Music Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renaissance Unity (Warrensville Hts) seeks a vibrant pianist/song leader who reads and improvises various music styles. Enjoy our lovely Steinway (and modest electronic keyboard) as you help lead our bassist, drummer, volunteer singers and others in elevating our music program. Unity offers a positive, practical approach to spirituality, where each person's individuality is a unique expression of God. We are an inclusive and diverse congregation where all interested in practicing love are welcome! We honor the universal truths in all religions, and our mission is “Transforming Lives through a Consciousness of Love." Send resume to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The President's Own" United States Marine Band will hold auditions:
Clarinet: Dec. 5-6, 2022
Piano: Jan. 9-10, 2023
Euphonium: Jan. 23-24, 2023
Horn: Feb. 6-7, 2023
Trumpet: Feb. 27-28, 2023
Details about the application, audition and career information can be found online HERE. For further information, please contact Marine Band Operations at 202-433-5714.
Established by an Act of Congress in 1798, the Marine Band is America’s oldest continually active professional musical organization. It’s mission is unique - to perform for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. In addition, the Marine Band regularly performs public concerts throughout the year, both in Washington, D.C., and in cities across the nation while on tour.
First Church of Christ, Scientist in Cleveland Heights is looking for an organist to play for services on Sunday morning and Wednesday evenings. For more information contact Sonia Jakse Barone at 440-773- 4928 or email email@example.com.
The Ashland Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce the appointment of Michael Repper as the new Music Director and Conductor. Auditions are being held. Contact Personnel Manager, Brian Griffin, firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHOLARSHIP & COMPETITIONS
Tuesday Musical's 2023 Annual Scholarship Competition
On Saturday, March 18, 2023 the 67th Annual Tuesday Musical Annual Scholarship Competition will take place in Akron with $36,800 available for Ohio undergraduate and graduate music majors. Applications accepted from Jan 1-Feb 1, 2023 here. Questions? Email email@example.com. Visit tuesdaymusical.org/education to learn more.
National Federation of Music Clubs
The Elizabeth Wiegand Sacred Music of the Faiths Award includes music majors that have a record of coursework in sacred music, theology and/or liturgy AND/OR are active as worship musicians. We will consider the following areas of concentration: piano, organ, choral conducting, voice and guitar. This award of $600 is offered every two years. Applicants must have reached the 19 but not the 26 birthday by the application deadline of March 1, 2023. LEARN MORE>
Parma-South Presbyterian Church
Parma-South Church is a Presbyterian Church in Parma Heights. We have had a thriving music program throughout its existence. Now, as many churches have seen decline in membership and the hesitancy of returning after Covid-19 restrictions, our choir is in need of assistance. We are offering $1000 scholarships to current music majors at local colleges/universities.