Orchestra Residencies Program

ORP application and guidelines for the 2014-15 season are now online! Please note that past residency winners may apply again after 5 years.

2013/2014 ORP recipients announced! We are pleased to announce the Orchestra Residencies Program awardees for the 2013/2014 season: the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and the Santa Rosa Symphony and Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Ensembles in Santa Rosa, California. These outstanding organizations were selected by an objective committee of arts professionals, based on fulfillment of a variety of criteria as documented in their applications.

Through ORP, Midori will spend five to seven days each in Kalamazoo and Santa Rosa, working intensively with the youth orchestras, performing with the adult symphonies, and participating in assorted education, advocacy and outreach projects.

2011/2012 ORP update: In March and April of 2012, Midori and her student Moni Simeonov conducted residencies with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and Arlington County / T.C. Williams High School Orchestras and the Eugene Symphony and Arts Umbrella youth orchestras in Eugene, Oregon. Visit the ORP Observations blog for updates from Midori and others on this and previous residencies!

ORP has a new address! Orchestra Residencies Program has relocated to a new office space, as of August, 2011. Please visit the Contact Information page for an updated mailing address and phone number.

2012/2013 ORP recipients announced! We are pleased to announce the Orchestra Residencies Program awardees for the 2012/2013 season: the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the Reading Symphony Orchestra and Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra in Reading, Pennsylvania. These outstanding organizations were selected by an objective committee of arts professionals, based on fulfillment of a variety of criteria as documented in their applications.

Through ORP, Midori will spend five to seven days each in Little Rock and Reading, working intensively with the youth orchestras, performing with the adult symphonies, and participating in assorted education, advocacy and outreach projects.