The New York Philharmonic has announced a third collaboration as part of its Global Academy: a partnership with Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music for the 2015-16 season. Philharmonic musicians will travel to Houston to present master classes in fall 2015, and a group of student string players from the Shepherd School, selected by audition, will travel to New York to participate in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program in May 2016. In New York, Shepherd fellows will train and play alongside Philharmonic musicians, conducted by David Robertson, and participate in mock auditions, individual lessons, and chamber music sessions coached by Philharmonic musicians, and educational programs. The program will culminate with a chamber music concert featuring the fellows. The Philharmonic’s Global Academy Fellowship Program was launched in July 2014 with the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara; in September 2014, the program established the Shanghai Orchestra Academy in partnership with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Shanghai Conservatory.
Posted May 5, 2015