One fellowship position is available for a professional percussionist between the ages of 23 and 33.
EMF's Percussion Fellow performs with the Eastern Festival Orchestra (the professional orchestra in residence) and in other Festival ensembles as programming dictates. The Percussion Fellow gains additional professional experience may also be gained through performances with the Festival's two Young Artists Orchestras and EMF's Percussion Ensemble (as required/assigned by percussion faculty/supervisors).
The Eastern Festival Orchestra rehearsal and performance schedule includes five to six services per week (three rehearsals, one dress rehearsal and one or two performances). In addition to the rehearsals, performances and individual practice/preparation identified above, the Percussion Fellow will assist in the management and inventory of percussion equipment, including set-up and take down of equipment for rehearsals and performances.
Aditionally, the Percussion Fellow has access to a wide variety of workshops, seminars and professional development opportunities giving them access to all aspect of the artistic and administrative activities required of professional musicians..
Work includes evening and weekend assignments and no outside (non-EMF) engagements may be accepted during the fellowship period without prior written agreement between the Fellow and EMF.