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Carnets “Play the World” Scholarships Now Up For Grabs

Apr 20, 2013


 Leslie Levy August
847-852-3103 office, 650-391-7759 cell

Boomerang carnets® is now considering which orchestra executive directors and operations managers will receive the limited number of 2013 Carnets "Play the World" scholarships to help defray the costs of attending their annual leadership and education conference. This is the 4th year of the scholarships which are awarded to League of American Orchestra members that tour internationally.

Barrington, IL April 19, 2013 – A limited number of League of American Orchestra members will be awarded 2013 annual conference scholarships by boomerang carnets® as of June 1st. The Carnets “Play the World” scholarships are awarded to professional and youth orchestras that promote American orchestras through their international tours. Orchestras that have not toured but that plan to tour internationally within the next three years are also eligible for the scholarship. To emphasize the importance of professional education for orchestra operations professionals, the awards are directed to Executive Directors, General Managers and Directors of Operations who are members of the League of American Orchestras. Each award covers virtually the entire cost of registration fees (or travel expenses), averaging $500 per scholarship recipient. This year’s conference is in St. Louis from June 18th – 20th. Scholarship recipients appreciate the monetary award since, in most cases; they would not be able to attend the conference due to budget constraints. Orchestras are eligible for an additional $250 cash (or equivalent) prize if they receive an ATA Carnet and carnet bond from boomerang carnets® for an international tour within 12 months of the 2013 League Conference.  Anyone interested in being considered for the scholarship award can contact Moira Wilson of boomerang carnets® at 847-852-3104 or

The 2012 scholarship recipients included: The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and The Florida Orchestra.