Cleveland Institute of Music adds diversity initiative

Posted on: January 28, 2021

“The Cleveland Institute of Music unveiled a new faculty fellowship program to elevate Black and Latinx music professionals,” writes Chris Mosby in Wednesday’s (1/27) Patch.com. (Cleveland, OH). “The Future of Music Faculty Fellowship is a career development initiative that will engage up to 35 Black and Latinx musicians who are considering academic careers. Fellowships will be awarded through a competitive application process…. The program will be open to musicians and scholars across disciplines and genres, from classical to jazz, from performance to pedagogy. The fellowships will begin in June 2021 and continue for several months. The program will conclude in January 2022. The fellowship program will cover practical skills, like navigating the tenure process, and soft skills, like working in a highly competitive environment. Program faculty participating in the program will include university presidents, music school deans, experienced faculty, teaching artists, and performance psychologists from institutions ranging from The Juilliard School to the University of Richmond to the Heifetz Institute…. A free virtual information session on the program will be held Saturday, from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Applications are due by May 1, 2021; access the application and additional program information at cim.edu/fellowship.”