Cincinnati’s Music Diversity Fellowship Program Announces 2020 Recipients

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music have announced the recipients of its 2020 Music Diversity Fellowship Program

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music have this week announced the recipients of its 2020 Music Diversity Fellowship Program– created with the mission of making American orchestras more inclusive.

The 2020 Fellows are:

  • Violinist Maalik Glover
  • Double Bassist Amy Nickler
  • Cellist Max Oppeltz-Carroz
  • Violist Javier Otalora
  • Violinist Giuseppe Tejeiro

Founded in 2015 with a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the 2 year student program offers excellence-based orchestral and professional development training for up to 5 early-career violinists, violists, cellists or double bassists – who represent historically underrepresented populations.

Those selected are provided 5 weeks of performance opportunities per season with the Cincinnati Symphony  Orchestra – plus a full tuition scholarship to a Masters of Music or Artists Diploma degree program at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

An annual stipend of $10,000 will also be provided to all recipients – plus a Graduate School Dean’s Excellence Award of $3,000 and a $8,000 per season salary for performing with the ensemble.