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Assistantship Overview

These assistant positions provide an immersive and hands-on opportunity for experienced high school or college aged string players. Prospective candidates should possess a deep passion for music, a keen interest in inspiring others through music, and a strong desire to acquire mentorship skills under the guidance of the director and experienced instructors in a supportive environment.

Learning Outcome

Through assisting CCM instructors, Assistants will learn how to teach and mentor young strings students and how to foster a positive, engaging, and nurturing learning environment. They will also have an opportunity to lead one of the educational morning gatherings.

Assistants will develop excellence in communication, teamwork, compassion, patience, and function as a role model for young music students. They must uphold positive working relationships with students and instructors, adhering to instructions from the director, their assigned instructor, and the policies and procedures of Concord Conservatory of Music.

Day-to-day responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting students and instructors during sessions
  • Helping with music preparation (bowings, copies, etc.)
  • Actively engaging with students during break, lunch, and activities time
  • Attending all sessions, including music and movement, and playing by ear workshops

Assistants will be given the opportunity and be expected to participate in the Chamber Music Afternoons each day, 3:30-5:45 pm, immediately following Summer Strings Experience. During this time, they will benefit from faculty coaching at a reduced tuition rate of $150 and showcase their skills in the Friday concert.

Additional Information

Assistants will have a 30-minute one-on-one meeting with the director, participate in weekly group meetings, and attend a half-day orientation before the program begins. Regular communication will be maintained among the director, instructors, and assistants.

  • How to apply

    1. Complete this Signup form 
    2. Register by following the link at the bottom of the form, then typing “paid” 
    3. Upload your audition and personal statement* videos (these may be separate takes or one continuous take) as unlisted on YouTube, Vimeo, OneDrive or Google Drive. 

    *Your audition video should include a piece from the standard repertoire for your instrument that best represents your current level of playing. An accompanist is encouraged, but not required. Please also include a three-minute personal introduction to tell us who you are and why you are interested in becoming an Assistant for the CCM Summer String Experience. 

    Apply and register by May 10th. 

    Applications after the deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis.