The Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra.

In Thursday’s (11/16) Violin Channel, an unsigned article states, “Open to international violinists, violists, cellists, and double bass players, the new Orchestral Fellowship, presented by the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) and the Winston-Salem Symphony will begin in the Fall of 2024. With applications open until January 18, 2024, the two-year, graduate-level Strings Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for students to perform multiple weeks in concert with the professional orchestra, as well as to receive mentorship by Winston-Salem Symphony Music Director Michelle Merrill and symphony musicians. Fellows will also participate in the symphony’s P.L.A.Y. (Piedmont Learning Academy for Youth) Music program for underserved youth. Each year, the program will enroll five string players with a demonstrated passion for community engagement. They will receive a full scholarship and stipend while enrolled in a two-year Master of Music (M.M.) program at UNCSA. Along with performing, the fellows will have the opportunity for administrative internship roles with the symphony…. Funded by an anonymous donor, the fellowship also reinforces … the university’s current strategic plan, which includes enhancing industry relevance and promoting institutional sustainability.”