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MELD Program

Musical Entrepreneurship & Leadership Development

Seeing the whole musician.


About MELD

The MELD Program fosters young musicians’ careers from a holistic viewpoint, as performers, educators, and entrepreneurs. The MELD program is completely free is designed to foster creative and career growth, help them achieve their full potential as educators for our students, and set the groundwork for long-term success in their career as musicians.

What past participants say…

I definitely feel more confident in my knowledge about freelancing. I’m really happy to know good musicians in Philadelphia that I can collaborate with and it makes me feel more empowered. I also feel challenged and like I have peers to confer with, especially in ways that challenge my own thoughts and approaches.

    Anonymous Survey of 2020-21 Participants

    …it definitely opened my eyes up to different topics regarding studio lessons and being a teaching artist that I didn’t think about before.

      Anonymous Survey of 2020-21 Participants

      I was able to grow so much as a teaching artist without having to pay an astronomical amount for a program. I actually made some money doing what I love!

        Anonymous Survey of 2020-21 Participants

        I really enjoyed the MELD program! I think it is very unique and I’ve told many friends about the positive experience I’ve had in MELD.

          Anonymous Survey of 2020-21 Participants

          Goals of MELD

          2021-2022 Program


          Topics and Skills Covered:

          Candidate Standards

          MELD Candidates are interested in hands-on training on how to be a successful and thriving Teaching Artist. They are excited about learning new things related to their career, collaborating with like-minded musicians, cultivating quality artistic experiences, and teaching in a variety of settings. They are passionate, creative, dedicated, and hard-working. MELD candidates must have either received or are in the process toward receiving a music degree from a university, college, or conservatory. Candidates should be interested in:

          Applicant Qualifications/Requirements

          Application Process