League launches Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service

Posted on: December 15, 2015

The League of American Orchestras is now accepting nominations for the Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service, a new program supporting orchestra musicians and the important ways they share their artistry in their communities. The program is made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund. Five orchestra musicians will be selected through a competitive nomination process to receive the awards, which will include a $2,500 grant to each musician, as well as an additional $2,500 grant to the musician’s home orchestra to support professional development focused on community service and engagement for its musicians. The awardees and their orchestras will be announced and receive their awards at the League’s National Conference in Baltimore, June 9-11, 2016. Musicians will also participate in a Conference presentation and separate webinar, providing the orchestra field opportunities to learn from their experience.

The Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service mark the League’s second partnership with Ford Motor Company Fund, which was previously the title sponsor of Ford Made in America, the largest commissioning consortium in the country’s history.

Nominations from member orchestras (one per orchestra) are due by February 9, 2016. Participants will be notified in April, 2016. Click here for more information.

Posted December 15, 2015