Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and CCM add four new Diversity Fellows

Posted on: June 4, 2018

“The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra have selected four musicians for the next class of its joint Diversity Fellows program,” writes Nikki Kingery in Saturday’s (6/2) Cincinnati Business Courier. “The incoming diversity fellows are double bassist Camellia Aftahi, 22, violinist Yan Izquierdo, 33, violinist Arman Nasrinpay, 23, and violinist Alexis Shambley, 22 [who] will officially join the two-year fellowship program in August, bringing the total number of CSO/CCM Diversity Fellows to eight for … 2018-19…. The CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Program is open to exceptional violin, viola, cello and double bass players coming from historically underrepresented populations in classical music. Fellows perform … with the CSO while enrolled in a two-year master of music or artist diploma graduate degree program at CCM. Each fellow receives full tuition scholarship support from CCM, in addition to a $10,000 per year graduate stipend and a one-time Graduate School Dean’s Excellence Award of $3,000. Each fellow also receives compensation of $8,000 per season…. Earlier this year, the CSO and CCM entered a new partnership with the Chautauqua Institution of New York that will allow … CSO/CCM Diversity Fellows to participate in a … summer residency with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.”

Posted June 4, 2018