Music for All’s mission is to create, provide, and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all. Our vision is to be a catalyst to ensure that every child in America has access and opportunity for active music making in his or her scholastic environment.
Founded in 1975, Music for All is a destination – and sets the standard – for scholastic music ensemble performance and music education advocacy. Music for All provides ensemble experiences, hands-on opportunities for individual student performance training and growth, and teacher professional development.
Music for All is also committed to informing and empowering students, parents, and teachers to be engaged advocates for the arts and music education in their communities and across the nation.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization, Music for All’s programs include 30+ annual events, serving more than 500,000 attendees each year. Our programs including the Bands of America Grand National Championships and Regional Championships for marching bands, the Music for All Summer Symposium camp for students and teachers, the Music for All National Festival and Affiliate Regional Music Festivals for concert bands, orchestras, choirs, chamber ensembles, percussion ensembles, and the national honor concert band, jazz band, orchestra, and the Bands of America Honor Band that will march for the fifth time in the Rose Parade® in 2021.
The Music for All Internship program provides a unique opportunity for current or recent college students to experience real-world work experience
Current Open Positions
Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for our Spring Participant Relations Intern beginning early January through mid-May. The Participant Relations Intern works under the direction of the Director of Participant Relations and Special Projects and is an important part of the Music for All team. Primary duties include but are not limited to:
- Assisting the Director of Participant Relations and Special Projects and Participant Relations Coordinators in the planning of all events
- Heavy communication (phone and email) with music educators and participants regarding event details
- Create, organize, and maintain participant paperwork and files
- Manage multiple projects simultaneously and independently
- Maintain relationships with participants
- Work on-site at the Music for All National Festival to assist with event production duties and responsibilities
Every candidate for a position at Music for All must understand and acknowledge that a substantial portion of the organization’s business is the planning and execution of special events. As such, all Music for All employees and contractors are involved in the planning of events and will have on-site event production duties and responsibilities. Some travel, night, and weekend work may be required.
Music for All is seeking an enthusiastic, team oriented individual with an interest in music and fine arts and possesses the skills listed below. Music for All’s Participant Relations Internship focus will vary by season, based on the need of current workflow, and the training and interests of the successful intern applicant:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college or currently enrolled in a college level degree program (preferred)
- Strong work ethic and understanding of the organization’s mission, vision, and core values
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with individuals in and out of the organization
- Customer service oriented attitude
- Excellent written and oral communication, presentation, and proof reading skills
- Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills, as well as strong attention to detail
- Enthusiasm and interest for being involved in a wide variety of related projects
- Experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) required
- Ability to work independently, with little to no guidance
- Travel is necessary and required
This position will receive a stipend on the 15th and last day of each month. Travel expenses (housing, transportation, meals, etc.), while working an event, are covered by the organization.
Music for All offers internships year round. These positions are expected to work 30 hours a week during their internships. This position will run early January to mid-May. Start dates can be modified to fit into the constraints of a current degree program. Please note that this is a residential internship, and you must be able to complete your hours in our office located in downtown Indianapolis, IN.