Artistic: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Posted on: June 18, 2019

Five musicians have been selected by the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) for the next class of CSO/CCM Diversity Fellows. The new CSO/CCM Diversity Fellows are MAGDIELL ANTEQUERA, 23, violin; JORDAN CURRY, 24, violin; CRISTIAN J. DIAZ, 28, viola; MICHAEL MARTIN, 24, double bass; and DENIELLE WILSON, 23, cello. The fellowship program aims to provide opportunities for underrepresented musicians, while simultaneously fostering a more inclusive environment in the orchestra industry. The program was launched in 2015 with a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The musicians will join the two-year fellowship program in August 2019, bringing the total number of CSO/CCM Diversity Fellows to nine for the 2019-20 academic year and performance season. Fellows perform the equivalent of five weeks per season with the CSO while enrolled in a two-year Master of Music or Artist Diploma 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 while performing with the CSO.

Posted June 18, 2019