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International Cultural Exchange Program for Classical Musicians with the Sarajevo Philharmonic, Bosnia 2012-2013

The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Academy of Arts and Sciences is a proud sponsor of the International Cultural Exchange Program for Classical Musicians in association with the Sarajevo Philharmonic in Bosnia. This program will identify musicians to spend up to ten months performing with the Sarajevo Philharmonic and living in Bosnia.  Internationally known conductor, Diane Wittry, will select the musicians from the United States to participate in this program.

The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Academy of Arts and Sciences (BHAAAS) was founded to provide connections between Bosnian-Herzegovinian scientists, musicians, artists, and professionals in North American to build bridges of cooperation. The academy promotes the spirit of intellectual diversity and free exchange of ideas in the belief that knowledge is shareable wealth.

Five musicians will be selected to participate in the program. The instrumental openings for the 2012-2013 concert season are: 1 oboe, 1 bassoon, 2 French horns, and 1 trombone. These musicians will play for Opera, Ballet, and Symphonic Concerts. The musicians selected to participate in this program, will have all of their travel expenses and accomodation expenses in Bosnia and Herzegovina paid for. They will receive a small living stipend; shared housing in an apartment with the other Cultural Exchange musicians; a stipend for public transportation to and from rehearsals; basic health insurance; residency permit; and a round-trip airline ticket from a destination in the US to Sarajevo, Bosnia – Herzegovina.

The Sarajevo Philharmonic was founded in 1923 and has played an important role in shaping the musical life of Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Sarajevo Philarmonic is a full-time orchestra that currently performs in National Theatre in Sarajevo and tours throughout the region.

The International Cultural Exchange Program for Classical Musicans will start around September 10, 2012 and finish at the end of June, 2013. Applicants must be available for the entire ten month time period to be considered.

For information, click on application below, or Email:

Please visit Megan’s blog to read about her experiences

Read more (print also), attachment below:

International Cultural Exchange Program 2012
Orchestra Excerpts
Press Release – Introducing Our 2012 – 2013 Participants

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