• Audience Engagement Institute

    June 8–15

    Resnick Education Wing at Carnegie Hall

    Ensemble Connect (formerly known as Ensemble ACJW) is now accepting applications from established chamber ensembles with three to six members for a tuition-free, eight-day series of intensive workshops with arts professionals. The application deadline is April 15; selected ensembles will be notified by May 1. If your ensemble is selected, you will be expected to prepare one full program of performance-ready repertoire prior to attending the institute. (Please note that travel accommodations and meals for your ensemble are not provided.) All members of your ensemble must have completed a bachelor’s degree in order to apply and must be fluent in spoken English. Musicians who are not US citizens must already be in the US on an F or O visa.

    Over the course of the week, your ensemble will

    • articulate a mission statement and strengthen its professional portfolio
    • design, script, and perform an interactive concert for a school and community audience
    • explore strategies for building a dynamic concert experience

    Workshops throughout the institute will be led by arts professionals who include

    • Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director, Carnegie Hall
    • Eric Booth, Author and Teaching Artist
    • Thomas Cabaniss, Composer and Teaching Artist
    • Colin Jacobsen, Violinist, Composer, and Founding Member of Brooklyn Rider and The Knights
    • Jessica Meyer, Composer and Violist
    • Members of Decoda
    • Current fellows and alumni of Ensemble Connect

    Application Requirements

    • A completed application form
    • An ensemble biography
    • Two letters of recommendation per ensemble
    • Performance videos that showcase two contrasting movements or works
    • An ensemble introduction video

    Learn more on the application page.

  • A program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.

    Major funding has been provided by The Diller–von Furstenberg Family Foundation, Susan and Edward C. Forst and Goldman Sachs Gives, the Max H. Gluck Foundation, the Irving Harris Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., Phyllis and Charles Rosenthal, The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, and Ernst & Young LLP.

    Additional support has been provided by Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari, Leslie and Tom Maheras, Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, and Trust for Mutual Understanding.

    Public support is provided by the New York City Department of Education, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

    Ensemble Connect is also supported, in part, by an endowment grant from The Kovner Foundation.

    Ensemble Connect credits (4/12/2017)