Friday, December 12, 2014

2015 Gateways Music Festival: Welcome Letter to Prospective Participants

Excerpt from Welcome Letter follows. Click above link for full letter.

December 1, 2014
Dear Prospective Gateways Music Festival Participant:
I am delighted to invite you to participate in the 2015 Gateways Music Festival, taking place in Rochester, New York from August 11 through August 16, 2015!

To apply to participate in the Festival, download and complete the Application Form, and send it by Friday, February 27, 2015.  (The form can be completed online and sent directly to the Festival via email.  It can also be printed and sent via US Mail or fax.  Complete instructions are located at the top of the form.) A confirmation via email will be sent to each applicant. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please contact me directly at 917-406-0046. We expect a large number of applicants this year, so it is more important than ever to get your application in as soon as possible. Additionally, the sooner we know who is going to participate, the sooner final repertoire decisions, especially for chamber music, can be made.

We are thrilled to announce that Michael Morgan, Music Director of the East Bay Symphony Orchestra, will again conduct the Festival orchestra this year. Michael and members of the Artistic Programs Committee are hard at work on the 2015 Festival, so I know it’s going to be a very special summer.

You may be asked to send supplemental materials (e.g., a recent recording of your playing, full resume) if placement decisions need to be made. Our goal is to notify all musicians by Tuesday, March 31, 2015 of their acceptance and/or placement.

Comment by email:
Oh, wow, Bill this is terrific.  Thank you!!!  Hope you’re well.  Lee  [Lee Koonce]

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