Apply now for League’s 2021 Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service

Posted on: October 28, 2020

Orchestra musicians are increasingly working to support community engagement and educational activities that extend beyond the concert hall, and pivoting in new and creative ways to deliver this work virtually during the pandemic. To recognize the commitment of extraordinary musicians and the impact of their achievements, the League of American Orchestras seeks applications from musicians and nominations by administrators of League-member orchestras for the 2021 Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service. Now in its fifth year, the awards program, made possible through the generosity of Ford Motor Company Fund, celebrates and honors these musicians, their orchestras, and their communities. Five musicians will be selected through a competitive application process; each musician winner will receive a cash award of $2,500; and each winning musician’s orchestra will receive a grant of $2,500 to support professional development for its musicians. The deadline to apply is Monday, February 8, 2021. To learn more and to apply or nominate a musician, visit the League’s Ford Musician Awards site. Questions? Contact James Barry at jbarry@americanorchestras.org.