Orpheus’ Fellowship Program, supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, was created for emerging and pre-professional musicians, with special encouragement for those from underrepresented communities. Fellows are immersed in the Orpheus Process™ for one year, gaining experience with the orchestra’s unique artistic and organizational model.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 Orpheus Season Fellowships.

Application Form
-Link to 6-10 minute video clip

Materials should be submitted to Michael Volpert, Director of Artistic Planning by e-mail at mvolpert@orpheusnyc.org.

Deadline for applications is July 1, 2017.

Khari Joyner, cello

Quickly emerging as one of the leading cellists of his generation, Khari Joyner has a following both nationally and abroad as a versatile soloist, chamber musician, and ambassador for the arts.

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Ian Tyson, clarinet

Ian Tyson is a New York City based clarinetist. He has performed with orchestras, chamber groups, and given solo recitals in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Merkin Hall.

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Where Are They Now? 

Learn about past Fellows and what they have been up to since their time at Orpheus.

Celia Hatton, viola

Immediately following her Fellowship, Hatton toured with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra throughout Japan and performed at their 2016 Annual Gala event. She begins her 2016-17 season with performances in Richmond with Orpheus member, James Wilson, for the Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia. She then begins a six week national tour with conductorless chamber orchestra Sphinx Virtuosi. As an Honorary Ambassador to the city of Chuncheon, she will return to South Korea for the fourth time, performing chamber music for the New York in Chuncheon festival. Hatton will then serve as Assistant Principal in the Santo Domingo Festival Orchestra in the Dominican Republic. In addition to performing, Hatton and cellist Natasha Brofsky manage Music for Food, a charity chamber music concert series that donates 100% of ticket sale proceeds to Broadway Community, a program that provides meals, showers, and shelter for those in need in New York City.

Alexander Davis, bassoon

Just before finishing the Orchestral Program at Manhattan School of Music and the Orpheus Fellowship in May, Alexander was chosen to be the new fellow with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Beginning Fall of 2016, Alexander will be performing with the Detroit Symphony under the direction of Leonard Slatkin and Bob Williams through their African American Orchestral Fellowship Program.