Applications open for Orpheus 2018 Fellowships for musicians from underrepresented communities

Posted on: January 4, 2018

The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in New York City is accepting applications through January 15 for Orpheus Fellowships for pre-professional musicians from underrepresented communities. Applicants who do not yet have a professional career are eligible for Fellowships, with a preference for current students working towards a bachelor’s or graduate degree. Two Fellows will be selected and announced late January 2018, with the program slated to begin early February 2018. The Fellowships are designed to build artistic and administrative skills and knowledge, with Fellows receiving support from the entire Orpheus team. Fellows will be mentored by Orpheus musicians and artistic directors; gain work experience in marketing, development, artistic planning, education, and operations; participate in rehearsals and artistic planning and board meetings; receive funding to self-present a recital in New York City in October 2018; and be provided with funding for audition travel, instruction, and instrument repair. A total award stipend of $6,000 includes $2,500 for rehearsal participation and administrative hours for project work and departmental support plus a $3,500 career development fund towards recital development and other expenses. For more information visit or email Michael Volpert, director of artistic planning, at

Posted January 4, 2018