• Ensemble Connect Partner Schools (Richard Termine)

    Become a Partner School

    Ensemble Connect fellows are partnered with a public school within the five boroughs of New York City for school residencies in collaboration with the school's instrumental music teacher.

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    Professional Development

    Throughout the two-year program, Ensemble Connect fellows are supported by rigorous, ongoing professional development to ensure that they gain the necessary skills to be successful in all areas of the program and to become leaders in their field.

    Areas of emphasis include artistic excellence, engagement strategies both on and off the stage, advocacy, professional skills, and preparation for their work in the schools. Sessions are led by experts in the performing arts field, professional teaching artists, and Ensemble Connect alumni. Coaching sessions are also provided to fellows, as well as access to world-renowned composers such as Thomas Adès, John Adams, David Lang, and Steve Reich.
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    Ensemble Connect’s relationship with fellows continues after they complete the program. Alumni return to perform with Ensemble ACJW in New York City, serve as fellowship advisors to current fellows, participate in community engagement programs, and create collaborative music residencies worldwide.