Open Book

RESOURCES FOR CREATIVES

For High School Students

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The Future in Music Program aims to make access to high quality music education easier for people who are marginalized on the basis of gender in the brass community, because to create equality in the field of music, we must work towards equality in music education. FIM's Mentorship Program connects high school classical and jazz brass players hoping to pursue a career in music with mentors who are undergraduate and graduate students at music schools across North America.

For Orchestral Auditioners

Scholarships & Grants

Lift Music Fund

Microgrants of up to $250 for  BIPOC music students ages 11-22, going towards music supplies, application fees, and more

Awesome Foundation

$1,000 grants for the development of community & creative projects, awarded by local boards each month

Musicians Foundation

Grants for professional musicians to pay rents and mortgages, medical and dental bills, & other essentials

Sweet Relief

Grants for musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems

Practice & Performance

Bulletproof Musician

Practice and performance strategies from performance psychologist Dr. Noa Kageyama 

Practizma

Digital/physical practice journal designed to maximize both discipline and creativity, developed by violinist Dr. Susanna Klein

Orchestral Opportunities

Resources and listings for musicians taking orchestral auditions

Your Tenure Team

Program designed to equip, support, and prepare orchestral musicians going through the tenure process, coached by flutist Elizabeth Rowe

Arts Activism

"The Rest" Newsletter

Insightful articles written by Dr. Tanya Kalmanovitch, aimed at questioning the conventions of Western Classical Music. 

Actipedia

Digital archive of creative ways people have brought about change - browse for inspiration or submit your own

LotusCMC Book Club

Weekly book club discussing books about race, racism, sexism, and other injustices in the world - specifically in the realm of music.

C4AA Webinars

Free online trainings on how to use history, cultural theory, and cognitive science to create artistic activism that works