Young musicians or friends and family of young musicians, take note: there’s just five days left to apply for this year’s Arif Mardin Music Fellowship. As in previous years, the fellowship culminates in a five-week summer programme (from July 12 to August 15, 2014) at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Launched by the American Turkish Society in 2007 in memory of the late Arif Mardin (1932–2006), the award-winning arranger and producer lovingly profiled by David Barchard in Cornucopia No 11, the Fellowship aims to further the education of promising young musicians of Turkish descent. Participants will have the chance to study, rehearse and mix with like-minded music aficionados. Mardin began his own career at Berklee – he was the first recipient of the Quincy Jones Scholarship in 1958.
Applications are open to all individuals of Turkish descent or nationality, over the age of 15, with a minimum of six months experience playing their instrument (or singing). Click here for application guidelines. Deadline is March 1, 2014.