Percussionist Joshua Jones has been selected as a Fellow in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians. He begins his two-year fellowship in September. Jones, a Chicago native and a former fellow at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, began private lessons through the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Percussion Scholarship Program at age ten, and continued his education at DePaul University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. During his fellowship at the Pittsburgh Symphony, he will study with orchestra members to train and prepare for professional auditions and performance opportunities. Jones’ time will include practice, education and community engagement initiatives, and audition training. Concurrently, Jones will pursue a master of percussion performance at Carnegie Mellon University. Launched in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians is designed to prepare young African American musicians for a career in a professional orchestra. Click here to watch a documentary of Jones while he was an orchestra fellow at the Detroit Symphony.
Posted June 27, 2017