Just as the Festival nurtures emerging artistic talent on the stage and cultivates interest in music in Ojai Valley public schools, it is also committed to training the next generation of music and arts management students through its internship program.
In 2011, Ojai Valley residents Ila and Fred Rothenberg provided the Festival with a new fund to help support the internship program, which is dedicated to their in memory of their son, Steven Rothenberg. Chosen from returning interns each year, the Fellow works alongside the Festival producer and help artists and staff to present each year’s long weekend of music.Past Rothenberg Fellows:
2014 – Lauren Eales
2013 – Emily Praetorius
2012 – Alissa Strople
2011 – Ryan Strand“We are very pleased to support the Ojai Music Festival Internship program. It is a very special way of remembering our son Steven who was a musician, composer and teacher of the guitar. We are sure that he would have been a strong supporter of the Internship program and its role in exposing young people to the nuts and bolts of the music business. Our participation also helps to keep our memories of him vivid, and to highlight the importance of music in his life. “
– Ila and Fred Rothenberg
The Festival’s internship program welcomes 12-14 college and graduate students each year. Interns provide critical support to administration and production staff, gaining first-hand experience in arts administration, production, and event management.
Over the past years, the Festival has welcomed interns from schools throughout the nation, including:
- Baylor University
- Boston College
- California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
- California Lutheran University
- Oberlin College
- Rice University
- Tufts University
- University of California, Berkeley
- University of Puget Sound
- University of Redlands
- Westmont College
Application Deadline: March 1, 2015
For more details on the program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 805 646 2094 ext 100.