The Handel and Haydn Society has announced the H+H Stone Fellowship for emerging musicians pursuing careers in period-instrument performance of Baroque and Classical music. The fellowship will foster the development of early-career musicians whose socio-cultural identities have been historically underrepresented in the field. The fellowship is a centerpiece of H+H’s long-term plan to create pathways toward a more diverse and inclusive orchestra and to foster greater equity on a national scale. The fellowship is geared toward college graduate or post-graduate early-career musicians, and will launch with two string players (violin, viola, cello, or double bass) selected through a competitive audition process. Each resident fellow will participate in eight weeks of residency per season that include performing with the H+H orchestra and mentorship and coaching opportunities. Resident fellows will also receive compensation for their performance weeks and audition travel expenses, as well as a housing stipend for those who reside outside of Boston. H+H is partnering with the New England Conservatory to provide additional mentorship, performance, and training opportunities. The Fellowship is made possible through a $1 million gift from the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Applications are due by April 1, 2023. Find complete info at https://handelandhaydn.org/fellowship/.