OneBeat – for musicians

Photo Credit: Alexia Webster, OneBeat

OneBeat brings musicians (ages 19-35) from around the world to the U.S. for one month each fall to collaboratively write, produce, perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement. One Beat is a chance for adventurous musicians from an incredible diversity of traditions to seek common ground, create new musical combinations, push the boundaries of music technology, and find ways to involve all members of society in the process of musical creativity. The program is an initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the groundbreaking New York-based music organization Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation.

Please note that Hungary is not among the eligible countries and territories for the 2021-22 OneBeat program. For further information about the program, please visit:

Hungarian Alumni

Check out the profile of former Hungarian OneBeat participants!

Vera Jonas OneBeat 2012 Fellow

Zsolt Bartek OneBeat 2018 Fellow