Professional Fellowship Program

The Professional Fellowship Program is designed for both aspiring and professional preformed ensembles. Our program will give your ensemble the competitive edge in performance expertise, as well as valuable business insights. The Professional Fellowship Program provides classes and coaching tailored to your group’s specific needs and goals.

Our single registration fee, streamlined acceptance process, and special tuition rate of just $275 per person make this an opportunity not to be missed!


Featuring Performance and Business Sessions Designed Just for Professional Fellowship Program participants!

Performance Coaching:
o Artistry
o Showmanship
o Personality
o Accessibility
o Programming
o Creativity
o Inventiveness
o Relevancy
Business Seminars:
o Creating Niche/Relevancy
o Vision & Mission
o Image & Personality
o Marketing/Buzz
o Running the Business
o Networking & Relationships
o Fundraising

The Professional Fellowship Tuition is subsidized by our scholarship partners, to help meet the needs of working, launching professionals.

Application form includes:
Brief history of ensemble
List of recent performances
Ensemble website and/or Facebook page
Identify skills on which you would like to focus

Frequently Asked Questions

How many groups do you accept in the Professional Fellowship Program?

The number of groups we take into the PFP varies year to year, depending on the number and quality of ensembles that apply. There are limited openings in the program. The Institute reserves the right to not accept a Professional Fellowship group if it is felt that the quality and caliber of artistry is not adequate.

Do we need a recording?

Yes, we will need to hear several examples of your ensemble. These can be on Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud, or on your group’s website. You can upload up to 5 recordings on the application, as well as list links to online recordings

If we apply but are not accepted to the Professional Fellowship Program, can we still attend the institute?

If your group is not selected to part of the PFP program, you could still attend the institute as a preformed group.

Do I need to apply for both the Professional Fellowship Program and the institute as a preformed group?

No. If you are applying to the PFP, then you do not need to submit a second application. If you are not selected to the PFP program, then your application is automatically rolled over to preformed group consideration.