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Fellowship Benefits

HOUSING
Shared ski resort style accommodations are provided for each Fellow. Accommodations are secured through individual housing companies in Breckenridge.  Each condo is equipped with on-site parking, TV, linens, and located near free public transportation.  A $100 housing deposit is due at the beginning of the festival and is held until departure.  Once the condo has been inspected and is considered to be in a satisfactory state, the housing deposit will be returned.  For examples of typical NRO housing, please visit www.skivillageresorts.com.

STIPEND
NRO Fellows receive a grocery allowance during the eight-week summer season.  This stipend is split into two payments, one at the beginning of the festival and one at the beginning of the fifth week.  The total allowance is $425.

WORK-STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
Fellows who are interested in work study opportunities while attending the festival may apply to work either with the library or production staff.  Space is limited for work-study opportunities and is based on a first come first served basis.  These opportunities offer hands on experience in the production of a summer festival.  The typical stipend received for a work-study position is $250.

TIME-OFF POLICY
Professional orchestras throughout the country often hold national auditions during the summer months.  NRO understands the need and encourages musicians to attend these auditions.  In order to receive time off, requests must be submitted two weeks prior to attending the festival.  Each request is subject to approval by the Music Director.