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Call for Applications

Applications are being accepted for the 2018-2019 Walters Art Museum Series. Exploring the intersection of art and music, Peabody students collaborate with Walters Staff members to develop interactive performances that reference the museum’s collection through music.

Events Description

Fridays at noon performances take place in the Walter’s Art Gallery Sculpture Court. Audience for these concerts includes Mount Vernon residents, seniors, families with small children, school tour groups, and regular museum visitors. It is important that Peabody at the Walters programs be interactive, engaging and accessible to a wide range of listeners. Visitors typically discover these concerts upon their visit to the museum. It is not uncommon for visitors to listen to only part of the performance and then continue with their visit.

One hour performances are scheduled for the following dates at 12:00pm:

  • Friday, October 5
  • Friday, November 2
  • Friday, December 7
  • Friday, February 1
  • Friday, March 1
  • Friday, April 5
  • Friday, May 3

*The Peabody ART/SOUND/NOW performance is Thursday, June 27 at 7:00 pm. For this series, performers are encouraged to develop 30-minute programs that invite audience members to explore the galleries rather than remain seated.

Eligibility and Requirements

Soloists and ensembles who are in their third and fourth year of undergraduate study and all graduate students may apply.

Selected performers will be expected to meet with Walters staff on site at least once before the performance to determine rehearsal times, equipment and staffing needs.

Final program information must be provided to the Walters no later than three weeks before the performance date.

Selected soloists/ensembles must be available to participate in one of the following training and orientation sessions:

  • Sunday, September 23, 12:30pm-2:30pm
  • Wednesday, September 26, 12:30pm-2:30pm

Application Instructions and Timeline

Complete the online application here. If a group is applying, a lead person must be identified in the application. Application deadline is September 13, 2018. Interviews, if necessary, will be take place on Friday, September 14 and selected performers will be announced on Monday, September 18.

All applications must include a clear plan for audience engagement.

For additional questions please contact Aubree Weiley, Manager of Community Partnerships