Fellowship Programs

In 1989, the Montgomery Symphony developed a fellowship program to bring young musicians to help the symphony reach new heights of musical offerings. The Montgomery Symphony Orchestra’s Fellowship Program brought, and continues to bring, world class violinists, and eventually cellists into the orchestra’s ranks, to help lead and inspire the ensemble, specifically the strings. This program, established to promote the artistic careers of promising young violinists and cellists, provides a 2-year contracted residency to two very talented musicians. Being a nationally known program, musicians apply from across the country and finalists are selected through a blind audition. After the blind preliminaries, four finalists from each category are chosen and are brought to Montgomery where the finals competition is held. Throughout the years, the MSO has awarded graduates of Eastman School of Music, Curtis, Julliard, the New England Conservatory, Yale, and other fine institutions, the title of the Montgomery Symphony’s Violin Fellow and Cello Fellow. During their residency, these talented musicians present a six concert series known as the Fellowship Series. These exciting chamber music programs allow the Fellows to discuss their music including their personal interpretations. For more information on this series, click here.