Music for a Great Space announces call for applications for the 2024 Chamber Ensemble Residency

The MGS (Music for a Great Space) Chamber Ensemble Residency is designed to provide performance opportunities and mentorship for an up-and-coming ensemble interested in chamber music as it was, is, and can be.  What is chamber music?  Who is chamber music?  And why?  These are the conversations MGS is inviting the Resident Ensemble to contribute to as performing artists in both community and education settings, by: 

  • Developing dynamic musical programs and accompanying informational content with the guidance of a mentor ensemble.
  • Co-creating a multi-week music education plan with (GCS) Guilford County Schools staff,  teachers, and mentor ensemble.
  • Performing for K-12 audiences and diverse communities.  The minimum total of the residency will include 6 education performances and 3 public performances over the span of the residency.

 What to expect from the residency program:

  • Through an audition and interview process, MGS will select an ensemble to participate in the residency. 
  • Ensemble will receive a monthly stipend to research, create, and perform programs.  In-person work will include working with students in GCS schools and performances in community settings throughout the Greensboro area.
  • The resident ensemble will have the opportunity to work with a mentor ensemble at the beginning of the residency, with a specific focus on programming and designing educational presentations.  The ensemble will then perform as part of MGS programming with all marketing and concert operations provided.  
  • The ensemble will receive a monthly stipend during the residency, the minimum of which will be a total of $3000 divided evenly into 3 monthly payments.  The full scope of funding and performances will be negotiated during the interview/audition process.  The amount of the funding is not related to the size of the ensemble, but based on the number of performances involved in the residency.
  • MGS can provide rehearsal space if necessary.  

Residency dates and deadlines:

Call for Applications opens – October 9, 2023

Deadline for Applications – November 1, 2023 (Incomplete applications will not be considered)

Audition/Interviews – Early Nov 2023

Rehearsal, mentor sessions, and planning process – January 2024

Education and Community performances Feb-April 2024

See full application details (attached) for required application materials.  All information can also be found on the education page of Music for a Great Space’s website.

Any questions about residency or application process can be addressed to