Arts Administration Fellowship

July 6 – August 7, 2016

For graduate and undergraduate students interested in a career in arts administration.

The Wintergreen Arts Administration Fellowship is suited to the graduate or undergraduate student interested in pursuing a career on the business side of the classical music industry. It provides students with hands-on opportunities and training in operations, marketing, development, patron communications, and personnel management.

Arts Administration Fellows will receive mentorship from Operations Director Grant Ellis, Artistic Director Erin Freeman, and Academy Directors Ross Winter and Wes Baldwin in addition to attending workshops and meetings with other experts in this growing field. Each Arts Administration Fellow will receive full tuition, a room and board scholarship, and a travel stipend. They will be recognized as Fellows of the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival.



Erin Freeman - Artistic Director, Wintergreen Performing Arts

Karyn Garvin - Festival Coordinator, Wintergreen Summer Music Festival

Grant Ellis - Operations Director, Roanoke Symphony Orchestra

Ross Monroe Winter - Academy Director, Wintergreen Performing Arts

Wesley Baldwin - Associate Academy Director, Wintergreen Performing Arts


What to expect

  • Hands-on experience in marketing, development, patron communications, operations, and personnel management
  • Sessions with administration experts in the field of classical music, including Wintergreen leadership and guest mentors
  • Full days in a fast-paced and artistically vibrant festival and academy setting
  • Evaluations and letters of reference as requested

Application Deadlines & info

February 1 – Early Bird Deadline

March 1 – Application review begins.  Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed as positions are available.

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