2016 Resident Artist Application

Look for the new online application HERE in September 2015.

Learn more about the program here.


Applicants must:

  • Be residents of Allegheny County, PA.
  • Not be enrolled as a full-time student in any educational institution (high school, undergraduate or graduate studies, etc.)
  • Be no younger than 18 and no older than 45 by the application deadline.
  • Submit all of the following no later than Monday, February 1, 2016:
    • Basic information
    • Professional references (at least two)
    • Proof of residency (in Allegheny County)
    • Biographical info
    • Headshot
    • Audio clips of their music (two, no longer than 02:30 mm:ss each. Digital files much preferred, but you may also offer links to YouTube video). Audio recordings do not have to be professionally produced, but they do have to be audible and clear.
    Do not send these items by email or snail mail.


How To: Audio Clips

Two different audio clips, of no more than 2 minutes 30 seconds length (02:30), are required for the 2016 Resident Artist application. They do NOT have to be professional quality.

  • Most newer Macs, PCs, and even smartphones have a built in microphone and software for quick audio recording. Use your own or borrow a friend's. Record in any quiet place that's convenient for you. Just make sure your device has enough space to save these large files.
  • YouTube or Vimeo links are also accepted. Ask a friend to join you at an upcoming gig and record your video on a smartphone. Just make sure they record two different songs and your solo performance in each.
  • The most important thing is that each recording should be brief and clearly represent your best playing.

Questions or need help? Call or email us anytime.

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- Art Blakey

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