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Apply for Detroit Symphony’s Fellowship Program for African-American orchestral musicians 

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is accepting applications through December 1 for its DSO Fellowship Program, which aims to advance the career development of African-American orchestral musicians and the diversity of professional orchestras. One String Fellow and one String, Wind, or Percussion Fellow (except bass trombone, tuba, and harp) will be selected for the program, following live auditions in Detroit on February 13, 2018. (Travel assistance will be provided.) Selected fellows will perform with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra during the season and receive individual coaching, mentoring, and mock auditions. Previous DSO fellows who have gone on to win positions in orchestras include the DSO’s own principal trombone, Kenneth Thompkins. Other previous DSO fellows include Douglas Cardwell (principal timpani, New Mexico Philharmonic), Alexander Laing (principal clarinet, Phoenix Symphony), John Madison (principal viola, Michigan Opera Theatre), and, most recently, Joshua Jones (principal percussion, Calgary Philharmonic). View a promotional video featuring current DSO Fellow Alexander Davis here. Click here for general information as well as application, repertoire, and salary and travel-stipend details.

Posted November 9, 2017