Earn Your Graduate Degree
The CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship program will accept up to five qualifying Fellows per year, who will receive full tuition scholarship support while enrolled in a two-year Master of Music (MM) or Artist Diploma (AD) program at CCM. Fellows will receive guidance from CCM’s illustrious faculty members and have access to arts entrepreneurial seminars and other performing and non-performing community engagement activities.
Scholarship support totals $27,500 per year. Each Fellow will also receive a $10,000 per year graduate stipend and one-time Graduate School Dean’s Excellence Award of $3,000.
Perform with a Professional Orchestra
Fellows will perform an equivalent of five weeks per season with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Fellows will participate in a progressive sequence of concerts based on program difficulty, with additional work focused on community engagement and educational activities.
Each Fellow will receive compensation of $8,000 per season while performing with the CSO.
Fellows will be paired with CSO coach/mentors throughout the entire two-year fellowship. Mentors will provide intensive guidance in preparation and performance for fellowship weeks with the CSO, as well as overall mentorship throughout the two-year experience.
Fellows will also have access to orchestral audition and professional development travel stipends.