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Artist in Residence (AIR) Program Applications Open Now for 2024-2025

Share Your Creative Influence with Aspiring Musicians

Use your talent to enrich the lives of students pursuing a degree in music while you pursue your own artistic endeavors. Community College of Philadelphia’s Music department and Spring Garden Records are offering a one-year Artist in Residence (AIR) program. This is an opportunity to create music in a state-of-the-art studio while enabling students to learn from your industry experience and process as they gain real-world credentials for their career.

Program Features

  • Participate in a combination of masterclasses, guest lectures, performances and panel discussions—a minimum of eight activities throughout the residence (more are encouraged)
  • Create an EP or full-length album release for Spring Garden Records at the College’s studio
  • Allow students to join you in the studio as you work on your music release

Details and Requirements

The residence will start July 1, 2024, and end June 30, 2025.

Candidates will present a short proposal as part of the application. The proposal must include the suggested release type and scope for your project on Spring Garden Records, as well as examples of the types of AIR activities that you believe would be best suited for your residence and for student learning.

These events will allow you to share your expertise and firsthand knowledge about the industry with students, and can focus on studio or touring stories to share with a studio production or music business class, a specific type of musical performance or masterclass that would be beneficial for the Philadelphia music community, and other lessons that will benefit students as they prepare for their careers. Multiple events may be held during the same week. 

In order to apply, you must be contractually permitted to the recording and release on the College’s label. You will also sign the release agreement with Spring Garden Records in which the label will own the master recordings for a minimum of 10 years and pay the artist 50 percent on royalties semiannually.

You will be compensated $10,000 for the residence, and this figure includes any airfare, hotel or related expenses involving your on-campus residence activities.

Applications are due June 15, 2024.

For more information, please contact Paul Geissinger, associate professor and department head, Music, and director, Spring Garden Records.


Apply for the Artist in Residence Program