The League of American Orchestras invites applications for the 2020 Ford Musicians Awards for Excellence in Community Service. Now in their fifth year, the Ford Musicians Awards, made possible by the Ford Motor Company Fund, celebrate and honor professional orchestra musicians who provide exemplary and meaningful service in their communities and make a significant impact through education and community engagement. Musicians can apply by themselves, or an orchestra may apply on the musician’s behalf. The application deadline is Friday, March 27, 2020. Five musicians will be selected through a competitive application process. Each winner will receive a cash award of $2,500, complimentary registration for the League’s National Conference in Minneapolis-St. Paul in June 2020, roundtrip airfare to Minneapolis, and hotel accommodations. Each winning musician’s orchestra will receive a grant of $2,500 to support professional development for its musicians. In addition, one staff member from the orchestra will receive complimentary registration for the League’s National Conference, roundtrip airfare to Minneapolis, and hotel accommodations. Learn more about the awards at the League’s website or contact James Barry, senior manager, Artistic and Learning Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.