Monday, January 16, 2017

Applications for 14th Gateways Music Festival in Rochester, New York, Aug. 8-13, 2017 are due before Feb. 3, 2017

Lee Koonce

January 16, 2017

If you are interested in participating in this year's Gateways Music Festival and have yet to complete and submit your application form, this is a gentle reminder to do so before February 3rd.  The form this year is quite easy to fill out and located directly on the Festival's website.  Details appear below.  

Please let me know if you have questions or need any additional information.  You can reach me directly at

Thank you and all best wishes,


December 12, 2016

I am pleased to invite you to submit an application to join fellow colleagues for the 14th Gateways Music Festival in Rochester, New York from Tuesday, August 8, 2017 through Sunday, August 13, 2017. 
While striving to support and strengthen our very special community, Gateways Music Festival has celebrated the participation and achievements of classical musicians of African descent since its founding in 1993.  We hope you will consider joining us again or for the first time for these very special performances.  
This year's Festival includes a full orchestra concert, more than 35 chamber music performances in the community, a piano recital, two chamber music concerts and a panel discussion featuring Festival participants discussing the challenges and joys of being a classical musician of African descent.
To apply, please complete the application form on the Festival’s website by clicking here:  Musicians Application Form.  The application deadline and notification schedule appear below:

Applications due:    Friday, February 3, 2017
Notifications sent:   Friday, February 24, 2017
Confirmations dueWednesday, March 15, 2017

For additional information about repertoire, guest artist, honorarium, travel and more, please click here: Invitation to Apply Letter
Thank you for your support of Gateways Music Festival!
Lee Koonce
President & Artistic Director
Gateways Music Festival

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