September 8, 2016
New Season - New Fellows
The roster of new Fellows for the New World Symphony’s 2016–17 season is now set. Following last week’s percussion auditions, the 29th ‘class’ of new NWS musicians is official.
There are 26 new Fellows, with new additions in most instruments, and here’s the list: ten violins, two violas, two cellos, two horns, one each bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, timpani and percussion; and new NWS Conducting Fellow Dean Whiteside.
Hometowns span 16 U.S. states. Where, you ask? Well, the geographically diverse list is: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. New Fellows from abroad represent two countries - Taiwan and South Korea.
Most of the new arrivals have both bachelor's and master's degrees in music. And with all of those diplomas combined, the Fellows are graduates of 20 different schools. Among the more alumnified institutions are such stalwarts of music education as New England Conservatory, The Juilliard School, Cleveland Institute of Music, Northwestern University, Indiana University, University of Michigan, University of Southern California and more. Eight of the new Fellows have additional advanced diplomas which involve an additional year or two of intensive study in performance of their instrument.
Many of the 26 new Fellows are also gifted in other areas as well, coming to the New World Symphony with experience working in schools, homes for the aged, community centers and non-traditional performance venues. Their skills and knowledge in these areas will be augmented in NWS’ fellowship program, where they will work with more than 30 professional development (non-musical) coaches to enhance their abilities, which will then be used to benefit institutions throughout Miami.
Congratulations, welcome, and welcome back, to all 87 New World Symphony Fellows.
26 for 26: Support the new class of New World Symphony Fellows with a $26.00 gift, ensuring their success as musicians and community leaders around the world.
Bonus: New NWS Violin Fellow Clare Semes performed the National Anthem at the New York Mets baseball game at CitiField on September 2, 2015. Click here to watch.
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