The Kennedy Center's Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) Certificate of Study is an ongoing program that annually recognizes teachers' participation in professional learning. Teachers who complete the requirements for the 2016-17 Certificate will be invited to the Kennedy Center for a special awards ceremony on Friday, April 28.

The deadline to complete this application is Friday, February 24.

Before completing this application, be sure that you have fulfilled all requirements listed on page 35 in the Kennedy Center's school brochure (http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d070bdaf). The requirements for the Certificate of Study must be completed within two years. All fields on this form MUST be complete for your application to be considered.

If you are an administrator applying for the Certificate of Study, email Lizzie Morales at EAMorales@kennedy-center.org for specific assignment requirements.

You need the following items to complete this application:

  • Titles, locations, dates, and number of hours for each professional learning option you attended (or are planning to attend) to fulfill the requirements for Part 1 and Part 2.
  • One completed example of documentation that fulfills these requirements: **[insert documentation checklist]** NOTE: A Kennedy Center staff member will review your documentation example and provide you with feedback.

If your example of documentation is too large to be uploaded to this application, then send it to EAMorales@kennedy-center.org via Dropbox or mail it to CETA Certificate of Study, Education Division, The Kennedy Center, P.O. Box 101510, Arlington, VA, 22210.

All assignments must be received by February 24.

If you have any questions at any time during this process, then call Lizzie Morales, CETA Program Coordinator, at (202) 416-8842.

To move forward with submitting your application, create an account below and click the "Create Account and Continue" button.

Ends on 9/13/2016$ 6.00
$ 6.00
The Kennedy Center Ballet Class Series offers advanced high school ballet students the unique opportunity to participate in master classes presented by teachers from nationally and internationally recognized ballet companies performing this season at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Admission to the series is by audition only.

Applications must be received by Friday, September 9, 2016.


PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Master Classes: The focus of this program is master classes led by teachers from the major ballet companies performing at the Kennedy Center each season.  Finalists attend all ballet master classes; alternates are guaranteed attendance in at least four of the ballet master classes. These classes are typically taught by company members such as ballet masters/mistresses, principal or soloist dancers, company teachers, and, occasionally, artistic directors; instructors are determined by each company.  All classes with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet are taught by Ms. Farrell.

Working Rehearsals (optional): Students will also have the opportunity to attend working rehearsals for performances by select ballet and dance companies at the Kennedy Center.  

Contemporary Dance Master Classes (optional, for an additional fee):  In addition to the required ballet master classes, students are invited to attend contemporary dance master classes led by company members from companies performing at the Kennedy Center this season.  These classes are designed for adult intermediate to advanced dancers in the general public; a small, limited number of spaces are reserved for Ballet Class Series students.


APPLICATION INFORMATION

Application Deadline:  
Friday, September 9, 2016

Application Fee:
$6 payable via credit or debit card
While debit and credit card payments are strongly preferred, we are able to accept other payment methods.  Please contact akday@kennedy-center.org as needed.

Additional Information:
Because we receive federal support for our arts education programs, it is important that we gather information about all the people we serve. To that end, applicants are also asked to complete a very brief survey located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JXVT8F7 .  Your application will be considered complete once both this application form and the survey have been submitted.  Please note that the information gathered in this survey will not be seen by the audition panelists and will not be a consideration in audition decisions.  Data will only be reviewed in aggregate and will not be associated with an individual applicant other than to confirm that the survey has been received.

Audition Date and Location:
  
Saturday, September 17, 2016
The Kennedy Center
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC  20566

Audition Times:
Audition classes will be scheduled based on the total number of applicants.  Classes will be 75-90 minutes long.  Notifications of audition times will be sent to all applicants after Wednesday, September 14, once all applications have been received and processed.  Applicant preferences for audition times will be honored when possible but are not guaranteed. Students should plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to their scheduled audition time.

Students will be notified of audition results no later than October 3, 2016.

Eligibility Requirements
Students should be prepared to show proof of age and grade level at the audition.
  • Male and female advanced students ages 14-18
  • Must be currently enrolled in high school
  • Advanced level with at least five years of ballet training (four years on pointe for female dancers)

SERIES PARTICIPATION

Program participants consist of finalists and alternates.  Finalists attend all ballet master classes.  Alternates are guaranteed to be assigned to at least four master classes, and will be invited to additional classes if space permits.  Both finalists and alternates may attend working rehearsals and contemporary dance master classes.

Accepted students are expected to attend all ballet master classes to which they are assigned.  Finalists must commit to participating in all classes in the 2016-2017 season.  Alternates must commit to attending all classes to which they are assigned.  Working rehearsals and contemporary dance master classes are optional.  Please check with your ballet school and other schedules to be sure you will be able to attend classes if selected.

Program Fees:
$90 for Finalists
$45 for Alternates
This fee includes attendance at master classes and working rehearsals.  All payments must be received prior to the first class.
Contemporary dance classes (optional) require an additional fee of $13 per class.
Need-based financial aid may be available.  Please contact akday@kennedy-center.org with any inquiries.

Class Times:
Master classes are held from 4-5:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.  Students are expected to arrive 30 minutes prior to the beginning of each class in order to check in and be escorted to the class location.

Program Schedule:
The program schedule can be accessed at www.kennedy-center.org/balletseries.  Dates and times are subject to change.

Absence Policy:
Attendance at assigned ballet master classes is required. In the case of an unavoidable absence, notification must be provided 48 hours in advance to allow the space to be offered to an alternate. Absences with less notification will be considered unexcused. Two unexcused absences may result in dismissal from the series. No refunds will be given.

Introduction

The Kennedy Center and Washington Performing Arts present “SHIFT: A Festival of American
Orchestras,” a three year festival celebrating North American orchestras launching in the spring
of 2018. SHIFT will reect each orchestra’s unique identity and strengths on a national platform
through performances, community events, symposia, and more.
Before submitting this proposal form, please download and read the Request for Proposal ("RFP"). The
RFP includes crucial information on project eligibility, selection process, performance and residency
activities, compensation, and more.

Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 7, 2016.

  • Remember your login information once you’ve created a Submittable account. You can use it for any Kennedy Center application or form in the Submittable system.
  • Save your report as a draft until completed. You can re-enter it at any time by going to https://apply.submit.kennedy-center.org/login Then go to the Saved Drafts tab.
  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org.


Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 7, 2016.
  • Remember your login information once you’ve created a Submittable account. You can use it for any Kennedy Center application or form in the Submittable system.
  • Save your report as a draft until completed. You can re-enter it at any time by going to https://apply.submit.kennedy-center.org/login Then go to the Saved Drafts tab.
  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org.

Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 7, 2016.
  • Remember your login information once you’ve created a Submittable account. You can use it for any Kennedy Center application or form in the Submittable system.
  • Save your report as a draft until completed. You can re-enter it at any time by going to https://apply.submit.kennedy-center.org/login Then go to the Saved Drafts tab.
  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org.
Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 7, 2016.
  • Remember your login information once you’ve created a Submittable account. You can use it for any Kennedy Center application or form in the Submittable system.
  • Save your report as a draft until completed. You can re-enter it at any time by going to https://apply.submit.kennedy-center.org/login Then go to the Saved Drafts tab.
  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org.
Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 7, 2016.
  • Remember your login information once you’ve created a Submittable account. You can use it for any Kennedy Center application or form in the Submittable system.
  • Save your report as a draft until completed. You can re-enter it at any time by going to https://apply.submit.kennedy-center.org/login Then go to the Saved Drafts tab.
  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org.
Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 7, 2016.
  • Remember your login information once you’ve created a Submittable account. You can use it for any Kennedy Center application or form in the Submittable system.
  • Save your report as a draft until completed. You can re-enter it at any time by going to https://apply.submit.kennedy-center.org/login Then go to the Saved Drafts tab.
  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org

Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 7, 2016.
  • Remember your login information once you’ve created a Submittable account. You can use it for any Kennedy Center application or form in the Submittable system.
  • Save your report as a draft until completed. You can re-enter it at any time by going to https://apply.submit.kennedy-center.org/login Then go to the Saved Drafts tab.
  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org
Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 7, 2016.

This Word document is a preview of a survey to be completed online at https://apply.submit.kennedy-center.org/submit/52011

  • Remember your login information once you’ve created a Submittable account. You can use it for any Kennedy Center application or form in the Submittable system.
  • Save your report as a draft until completed. You can re-enter it at any time by going to https://apply.submit.kennedy-center.org/login Then go to the Saved Drafts tab.
  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org

Ends on 10/7/2016$ 6.00
$ 6.00
Thank you for your interest in the 2016-2017 WNO Young Associates Program! 


PROGRAM INFORMATION

Application Deadlines
The application deadline is Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Teacher recommendations must be received by Monday, October 10, 2016, 11:59  p.m. EST.  Full instructions are below.


Eligibility
This program is open to high school students in the greater Washington, D.C. area who are interested in exploring the professional world of opera.  Whether interested in performing onstage or in the orchestra; designing sets, costumes, or lighting; building and managing the technical components involved in a complicated production; bringing the production and audiences together through public relations and marketing; or any of the various other aspects that go into making opera and related art forms happen; we welcome you to apply!

Students who have applied to or participated in the WNO Young Associates program previously are welcome--and encouraged--to reapply.


Program Schedule and Attendance Expectations

Accepted students must commit to attending all required events.  Please check your schedules before applying to ensure that you will be able to attend.  If you have questions about any potential conflicts, please email akday@kennedy-center.org or call 202-416-8846. 

Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., WNO Rehearsal Studios in Takoma Park
Saturday, October 29, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., WNO Rehearsal Studios in Takoma Park
Saturday, November 5, 4:30-8:30 p.m., The Kennedy Center
Thursday, November 10, 6-9:30 p.m., The Kennedy Center


Additional optional events may be added throughout the year. 


Please note that sessions take place at both the Kennedy Center and the WNO Rehearsal Studios located in Takoma Park.  



Fees
Application Fee:  $6.00 (non-refundable)
Program Fee:  $40.00 (includes all events and meals on 10/22, 10/29, and 11/5)
Need-based scholarships are available.  Contact akday@kennedy-center.org with inquiries.



APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Students must submit an online application form including three short essay questions, a teacher recommendation, and a $6.00 application fee.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Contact akday@kennedy-center.org with questions or concerns.

You may save and close your application at any time before submitting. Once you submit your application, you may no longer make changes to your application. 


Brief Essay Questions
As part of this online application form, students will need to answer the following questions in 750 words or less:
  • What do you hope to gain from participating in the WNO Young Associates program?
  • What are your long- and short-term personal and professional goals?  What skills and experiences do you need to make progress on meeting these goals?  (If you are a singer, please include your goals and needs in vocal performance, though you may describe other areas as well.)
  • Describe a time when art (of any genre) has done something powerful--in your own life or in the world around you.
    OR
    If you could turn any book, movie, play, or story into an opera, what would you choose?  What would make it a good opera?


Teacher Recommendation
As a prospective members of a pre-professional program preparing students for higher education and beyond, students are expected to be responsible for ensuring that all application materials are submitted completely and on time.  Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to communicate with his or her teacher regarding the letter of recommendation procedures and expectations.  

Students will enter the email address of the referring teacher on this application.  Once the application is submitted, the teacher will receive an email with a link to upload a reference letter. Be sure to have the teacher whitelist submittable.com or check his or her spam folder to ensure receipt of the reference letter request.  Teacher recommendations must be received by October 10. 

If possible, the referring teacher should provide the following information in his or her recommendation:
1. Name, contact information, and relationship to applicant (voice teacher, theater director, etc.)
2. An indication of whether or not the applicant should be selected to perform in a mock auditions session (this information is used only to determine participation in the session; it is not considered in overall acceptance)
3. Why this student is a good candidate for the WNO Young Associates program and how he or she will benefit from participation
4. Obstacles and areas of need the student faces in terms of future success, both as a performer and/or in general
5. Any concerns about the student's ability to attend the program or to comply with expectations


Application Fee
You will be prompted to pay your non-refundable $6.00 application fee when you submit this application.  Payment via credit or debit card or Paypal is strongly preferred.  If you do not have access to these forms of payment, please contact akday@kennedy-center.org for information about alternate ways to send payment.



Please visit kennedy-center.org/wnoyoungassociates for program information.  Contact akday@kennedy-center.org or 202-416-8846 with questions.

Are You Eligible for the Kennedy Center Internships?

Our program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students to experience a fast-paced, nationally-recognized performing arts institution,  and develop specific technical skills in a professional setting. Applicants must be a sophomore, junior or senior in an undergraduate program, have obtained their undergraduate degree within one year of the time of application, or be currently enrolled in a master's program. International applicants are encouraged to apply; however, the Kennedy Center does not sponsor visas. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you will be asked to provide proof of visa at the time of application. 

Program Requirements 

In addition to working with their department teams on their placement projects,  Kennedy Center  Interns will be required to attend and participate in the following activities and events throughout the term: 

  • KC Class- Offered every Wednesday, KC Classes are taught by Senior Leadership at the Kennedy Center. Interns participate in group work, complete assigned readings, and collaborate on presentations with their fellow interns. Interns are required to attend KC Class every Wednesday. Up to 2 unexcused absences will be allowed. 
  • Informational Seminars- Offered once a week on varying days, Informational Seminars are hosted by directors and managers from the many different departments at the Kennedy Center. Schedule permitting, interns are required to attend informational seminars. 
  • Professional Development Workshops- Workshops address critical skills that will help interns compete in today's selective job market. Current Professional Develop Workshops include interview skills, utilizing personal digital branding, networking and resume workshops, workplace habits and listening styles. Schedule permitting, interns are required to attend Professional Development Workshops.

We are looking for all of these qualities in each Kennedy Center Intern:

  • Pure Passion: You know what you want, and you will work hard to get there . Even if you don't know it yet, you are committed to finding the right path for you
  • Great Communication: You have excellent ideas, and you know how to convey your ideas simply and confidently. You are also a superb listener, and use your listening skills to develop an awareness of all the projects and tasks that lie ahead.
  •  Mastery of the Written Word:  You know how to write for diverse audiences, and are willing to take constructive feedback from your supervisor in order to successfully relay the message
  • Team-Oriented Mindset: You can work independently, but see the value in collaboration and contribute accordingly
  • Organizational Prowess: You have multiple to-do lists. You know how and when to tackle different steps in every project and use your great communication skills to give project status updates to your team
  • Confidence to Connect: You work hard to seek out opportunities for professional development and growth. You want to create connections with the people around you and are committed to building meaningful, professional relationships