The Young Artist Fellowship program was established in 2001 to recognize outstanding young classical musicians, and to augment their individual growth by providing opportunities for mentoring, master classes, and community outreach in the context of a world-class chamber music performance.
Past fellows have received myriad opportunities, from performing on the CMNW stage to private lessons. In May, 2008, CMNW YAFs were selected to perform with David Shifrin for NPR's "From the Top." The fellowship runs from June through May.
Rewards of fellowship
Among the many rewards, Fellows receive placement in an active chamber music ensemble with other Young Artists, master classes and/or coachings with CMNW artists and other esteemed professional musicians, passes to select CMNW rehearsals and concerts, performance opportunities, and opportunities to interact informally with CMNW artists.
Who should apply?
String players, wind players and pianists between age 12-22, who live within close proximity of Portland, and who demonstrate an exceptionally high level of playing ability and musicality. It is not necessary that candidates intend to pursue professional musical careers. Additional qualifications are cited on the application.
There will be no Young Artist Fellowship for the 2013-2014 season.