Georgina Joshi International Fellowship
Through the generosity of the Georgina Joshi Foundation, the Joshi family has established the Georgina Joshi International Fellowship, which creates a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (JSoM) student to study for two years in the Artist Diploma program at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School at the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London, where Georgina studied before coming to the Jacobs School.
The International Fellowship will pay for tuition, fees, books, supplies, living and local travel expenses, and other costs related to studying and living in London, including participating in cultural experiences that would enhance the student’s study abroad. This may include hiring private coaches, the travel costs and related expenses of auditioning, and other costs associated with fully embracing the opportunities while enrolled at the RCM that would ultimately increase the likelihood of the successful beginning of a professional voice and/or opera career.
It is the wish of the Joshi family that the recipient possess intellectual curiosity about music and the humanities in general, superior musical and vocal talent, and importantly, a warm and generous personality—in short, a singer whose life and outlook embodies the characteristics for which Georgina Joshi was known and admired, and that the recipient of the Fellowship embody the following characteristics:
• Enjoys the collaborative process in making music. This includes working with pianists, instrumentalists, composers, and other singers.
• Enjoys performing a wide variety of musical styles: early music, chamber music, oratorio, song, opera, and Broadway in a variety of settings—stage, small ensemble, choirs, soirées.
• Seeks to help music school students with their studies and preparations for recitals and concerts, and Indiana University students in general.
• Enjoys mentoring younger students.
• Understands the importance of mastering foreign languages and learning the history of music and heritage of composers.
• Exhibits intellectual curiosity in the classroom and attends class enthusiastically.
• Auditions for additional opportunities to perform as a soloist with choirs and ensembles, to sing in guest master classes, and to participate in special events at the Jacobs School of Music.
• Understands the value of exposure to all forms of culture and the arts, and takes the initiative to attend exhibits, performances, and festival events.
• Is comfortable interacting with teachers, administrators, and fellow students.
• Is enthusiastic about participating in the ongoing activities of the RCM (or other institutional designee of the International Fellowship) and taking advantage of the rich cultural offerings of London or the location of the city where the student is completing the International Fellowship.
• Recognizes the significance of the Georgina Joshi International Fellowship and takes pride and pleasure in the award.
• Takes time to learn about Georgina Joshi through conversations with those who knew her, by reading what has been written about her, and by listening to her recordings.
• Shows the ability and desire to succeed.
• Demonstrates a generosity of expression and a true joy in singing.