The Global Musician Workshop (GMW) is Silkroad’s flagship musician training program. Created by Silkroad Ensemble cellist Mike Block, it is designed to foster a community of globally minded musicians, helping artists to learn from one another’s traditions and incorporate them into their own voices. An all-star artist-faculty, including artists from the Grammy award-winning Silkroad Ensemble and their colleagues, teaches styles of music from across the world, representing a wide range of backgrounds and musical traditions from Afro-Latin to Arabic, Celtic, Malian, and more. GMW is held at DePauw University’s Music School, home of the 21st-Century Musician Initiative.
The week-long session includes daily small band rehearsals in preparation for public performances, as well as workshops, nightly jams, community building activities, and conversations about what it means to be a musician in the 21st-century. Participants can also apply for an intensive performance experience, which offers deep-dives into select musical cultures and styles. GMW is open to participants over 18 years of age, from any musical background. University and conservatory students, as well as professional performers and teachers with backgrounds in Western classical, jazz, world, or folk styles.
The 2019 Global Musician Workshop will take place from May 27 to June 2. Applications will open on December 15, 2018.
TUITION AND FINANCIAL AIDTuition: $1,150 (7 days)Room, board, and transportation: $425 (8 nights)Total: $1,575All costs in USD
A limited amount of financial aid is available to accepted participants. To apply for financial aid, please fill out this online form with a brief explanation of why you need financial aid in order to attend and how much aid you are requesting. You must submit an application to apply for financial aid. Assistance is limited, so early requests are recommended. The financial aid application deadline is April 15, 2019.