Submissions open for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Classical Music Fellowship

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts invites applications from classical string musicians and pianists for the inaugural Walter and Peggy Grauman Fellowship in Classical Music. This new program is part of GRoW @ The Wallis, the education and outreach department of The Wallis. The scholarship application is open to classical string musicians and pianists who demonstrate exceptional artistic talent; are interested in community projects that expand access to music; and have completed a graduate or undergraduate degree between May 2021 and June 2022 from an accredited Los Angeles County college, university, or conservatory. The three-part application process includes the online submission of a general application; audition videos showcasing the candidate’s talents as a string musician or classical pianist; and a proposal for a community outreach project designed to promote understanding, awareness, appreciation, accessibility and enjoyment of classical music among a wide range of people ranging from young audiences to underrepresented and underserved communities of Los Angeles County. The deadline for submission is June 15, 2022, 11:59 p.m. In-person auditions for five finalists will take place in mid-August; notification of the selected fellow will take place no later than August 31; and the scholarship runs from September 28, 2022, at the start of the 2022/2023 Wallis season, to June 30, 2023.

The Walter and Peggy Grauman Endowment Fund and the creation of the Walter and Peggy Grauman Fellowship in Classical Music are made possible through the generosity of performing arts philanthropist and Wallis Ambassador Peggy Parker Grauman and her late husband, Walter Grauman. The Grauman Fellowship in Classical Music, the first-ever fellowship program at The Wallis and the first of its kind in Los Angeles County, will provide an annual $15,000 scholarship to advance the career of an emerging classical pianist or an exceptionally talented string musician. in Los Angeles. The program aims to support the Fellow in the transition from formal education and training to the world of professional music. The Fellow will gain insight into classical music programming, artist selection, show marketing, and the essential role of philanthropic support. In addition to receiving a $15,000 scholarship, the Grauman Fellow will receive mentorship from The Wallis, including live performance opportunities, advice related to a successful audition, and the opportunity to meet and learn from artists from around the world. foreground. Fellows will also be asked to plan and implement a community outreach project designed to promote awareness and appreciation of classical music in Los Angeles County. The Wallis will announce the Grauman Fellow selection each year prior to the start of the organization’s season.

GRoW @ The Wallis, an umbrella for the strong mix of education and outreach programs at The Wallis, uses the power of the arts to address important social issues and meet the critical needs of the wider community through artistic leadership, to learning, collaboration and partnership.

“We are deeply proud to launch our first-ever scholarship program thanks to the Graumans and their extraordinary vision for nurturing promising classical music talent,” said Rachel Fine, Executive Director and CEO of The Wallis. “This immersive fellowship not only includes performance experiences in the concert hall, but also special opportunities to explore the social impact and relevance of classical music, reach and interact with new audiences in the community, as well as d learn from the remarkable artists of our institution and We look forward to welcoming our first Fellow to The Wallis family.

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located at 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills. To learn more about the Walter and Peggy Grauman Fellowship in Classical Music or to submit an application, visit https://thewallis.org/Grauman.

About GRoW @ The Wallis:

The Wallis believes that everyone deserves to learn and grow through the arts. Thanks to a generous gift from Gregory Annenberg Weingarten and his family, the Wallis campus includes a wing dedicated to sharing the arts with learners of all ages. Learning the arts is integral to everything that is done at The Wallis: connecting audiences with the best in the performing arts; using the power of the arts to build community and solve pressing social problems; and meeting the critical needs of the broader community through leadership, collaboration and partnership in the arts.

About the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts:

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is a vibrant cultural center and community resource where local, national and international artists share their art with an ever-expanding audience. The campus, located in the heart of Beverly Hills, California, is committed to delivering robust and distinctive educational presentations and programs, curated with both creativity and social impact in mind. Distinguished by its eclectic programming that reflects the diverse landscape of Los Angeles and its location in the entertainment capital of the world, The Wallis has produced and presented more than 300 programs of dance, theater, opera, classical music, film and family since its opening. in October 2013. Hailed as “in the know” (LaLa Magazine), The Wallis has been hailed by Culture Vulture, which proclaims, “If you like to expect the unexpected in the performing arts, you gotta like The Wallis. ” Its programming has been nominated for 79 Ovation Awards and nine LA Drama Critic’s Circle Awards. The campus itself, a breathtaking 70,000 square foot facility celebrating the classic and the modern, has won six architectural awards. Designed by renowned architect Zoltan E. Pali (SPF: architects), the restored building includes the original 1933 Beverly Hills Post Office (listed on the National Register of Historic Places), which serves as the theater’s dramatic yet welcoming lobby, and includes the contemporary 500-seat, state-of-the-art Bram Goldsmith Theatre; the 150-seat Lovelace Studio Theatre; an inviting outdoor space for family, community and other performances; and GRoW @ The Wallis: a space for arts education, where learning opportunities abound for all ages and backgrounds. Together, these elements embrace the city’s history and future, creating a performing arts destination for visitors and residents of the Los Angeles area. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is led by Chairman of the Board Michael Nemeroff and Executive Director and General Manager Rachel Fine.

For more information on The Wallis, please visit: TheWallis.org.

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