Global Musician Workshop 2017

DePauw University

May 30, 2017 - June 5, 2017

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Participants who have been accepted to the 2017 Global Musician Workshop must make final tuition payments by May 1, 2017, in order to attend the workshop. Click here to pay your tution.

The Global Musician Workshop (GMW) is Silkroad’s flagship musician training program. Created by Silk Road 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 members of the Silk Road 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 workshops, community building exercises, band rehearsals, faculty and participant concerts for the local community, and evening 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 are encouraged to apply.



Tuition: $1,125 (7 days)
Room, board, and transportation: $425 (8 nights)
Total: $1,550
All costs in USD

A limited amount of financial aid is available to accepted participants. To apply for financial aid, please email 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. The financial aid application deadline is March 15, 2017. Assistance is limited, so early requests are recommended.


Click here to apply.

There is a non-refundable $50 application fee that will be applied to tuition, room and board, and transportation. Final payments must be received by May 1, 2017, in order to attend the workshop.