Ensemble Connect is a two-year fellowship program for the finest young professional classical musicians in the United States that prepares them for careers combining musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, music entrepreneurship, and leadership. It offers top-quality performance opportunities, intensive professional development, and the opportunity to partner throughout the fellowship with a New York City public school. Ensemble Connect selects up to 20 musicians every two years. Fellows are selected based on their musicianship; commitment to music education and audience engagement; leadership qualities; and aptitude for teamwork.
The application for Ensemble Connect’s 2018–2020 fellowship positions is now available.
Fellows receive a stipend of $30,000 along with health benefits and access to rehearsal and performance facilities. On average, the time commitment for each fellow is approximately 20 hours per week.