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International Cultural Exchange Program for Classical Musicians 2018-2019  

The Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences in cooperation with the Sarajevo Philharmonic, Bosnia – Herzegovinia, is excited to announce the 2018-2019 International Cultural Exchange Program for Classical Musicians.  Five musicians will be selected to participate in the program. The instrumental openings for the 2018-2019 concert season are:

2nd bassoon, 2nd & 3th French horns, 2nd Trombone, Section viola

Musicians selected will perform for ten months as members of the Sarajevo Philharmonic in Bosnia – Herzegovina. These musicians will play for Opera, Ballet, and Symphonic Concerts. They will also perform a chamber music concert at the yearly BHAAAS conference in Bosnia-Herezegovina.  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. For more information on the orchestra go to:

Scholarship 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; basic health insurance; residency permit; and a round-trip airline ticket from a destination in the USA to Sarajevo, Bosnia – Herzegovina. Once accepted, there will be a $200 processing fee for Scholarship Musicians to help with administrative and other expenses.

Program Dates:
The International Cultural Exchange Program for Classical Musicans will start in early September 2018 and finish in early July, 2019. Applicants must be available for the entire ten month time period to be considered.

Application Fee:
To apply for the SPO International Cultural Exchange applicants must submit a non-refundable $40 application fee.  Payment can be made by Pay Pal or credit card through Pay Pal at:  (Donate – Payment instruction down).

Checks made payable to “Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences” are also accepted.

Read more (print also), attachment below:

– International Cultural Exchange Program 2018-2019
– 2018-19 Recruiting Information
– Press Release – Introducing our 2018-19 participants

1. Click the button (down)
2. Select the right Campaign
3. Fill required data
4. Check the $40 box
5. Write in the “Comment” box below what the payment is being made for so that it is credited towards this specific program



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