Community Engagement Mission Statement
Community Engagement is an important part of the New World Symphony’s mission to prepare highly-gifted graduates of music programs for leadership roles in orchestras and ensembles around the world. The 21st-century musician needs a skill set in addition to exceptional musical technique and performance. NWS’s community engagement programs are learning experiences for the Fellows and for its partners in the South Florida community, across the U.S. and internationally. The broad array of musical and educational offerings provides families, students, teachers and adults of all ages with opportunities to learn and to experience classical music. Please use this page to explore our local, national and international community engagement programs. Click here for the 2020-21 Community Engagement Brochure.
Community Engagement at the New World Symphony
Community Engagement is integral to the New World Symphony fellowship experience and a core part of our curriculum. Through training and application of skills in practice, Fellows develop engagement techniques to interact with community members of all ages from diverse backgrounds.
NWS Fellows are offered workshops throughout their fellowships that expose them to teaching artist training in many different areas. On average, each season the Fellows are offered at least five workshops, plus time for individual coaching with Community Engagement Visiting Faculty.
Each Fellow is required to participate in at least one Community Engagement program, though many of the musicians choose to participate beyond the minimum requirement. On average, each Fellow spends two hours per week in the community.
Fellows participate in institutional programs and choose from the following focus groups:
- Presenting from the Stage
- In School/Community Presentations
- NWS Connect
Cassidy Fitzpatrick Carlson
Senior Vice President for Musician Advancement and Dean
Director of Musician Advancement