Community MusicWorks is now accepting viola and cello applications for the 2012-2014 Fellowship Program. The
Fellowship Program is an opportunity to learn about our model of community-based teaching and performance. Join a
growing movement of musicians who are reimagining their careers to combine performing, teaching, and social action
in order to make an impact on their communities.
The Fellowship Program was started in 2006 to help Community MusicWorks expand its student base in Providence,
and to inspire musicians in the methodology of Community MusicWorks so they can create new programs in other
cities in the future. As part of the Fellowship, Fellows perform in a string quartet and as a member of the CMW
Players, teach instrument lessons individually and in groups, and learn about the various aspects of Community
MusicWorks’ ongoing programming in monthly seminars and by hands-on experience assisting staff with programs
Learn about the Community MusicWorks model for community development through music.
Commit to the educational principles of Community MusicWorks
Creatively teach group and individual lessons during after-school hours.
Mentor students in musical and non-musical outings.
Perform in concerts, benefits, workshops, and residencies as a member of the CMW Players.
Assist with coordination of program activities as a member of the Community MusicWorks staff.
Help organize and participate in frequent weekend community performances.
Share administrative duties involved in running programs.
Help build contacts for the growth of Community MusicWorks.
Become a part of urban neighborhoods in West and South Providence.
Attend monthly seminars to learn about the Community MusicWorks philosophy, mission, and methodology to
prepare for creating your own urban residency after completion of the Fellowship Program.
A love for working with youth ages 6 through 18
Experience and / or relevant interest in teaching beginning and intermediate strings
Experience as a chamber music performer
Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and comfort working in a team
Enthusiasm for community-based social change work
Commitment to participate in innovative and non-traditional approaches to music education and performance
Passion for helping to expand a nationally-recognized program
A sense of humor
Spanish proficiency a plus
Having your own car strongly encouraged
Commitment: Approx. 30 hours/week, including many weekends and evenings. The stipend for this position is
$17,000/year plus health benefits. Stipend increases in the second year of the Fellowship.
Interested candidates can submit application (form available online), letter of interest, CD, and two letters of
recommendation by December 5, 2011 to: Minna Choi, Fellowship Program Director, Community MusicWorks, 1392
Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02909.
Please note, in preparing their application materials, candidates are strongly encouraged to learn more about CMW ‘s
mission, philosophy, programs, staff, history, and the surrounding communities they serve by visiting the Community
MusicWorks website at www.communitymusicworks.org.
You may submit your letter of interest and application electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please call (401) 861-5650 or send an email to email@example.com.