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Van Lier Fellowship

Nyys Van Lier Fellowship

Van Lier Fellowship

Mentor students from historically underserved communities who wish to prepare for and attend college

Supported by the New York Community Trust, the New York Youth Symphony is proud to offer Van Lier fellowships to NYC residents in the 2019/20 season. The Van Lier Fellowships are designed to identify, train, and mentor students from historically underserved communities who wish to prepare for and attend college. Open to NYYS students in high school, we encourage black, Latinx, and LGBTQ students to apply. Fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend to offset costs of NYYS fees, private lessons, travel, and instrument maintenance. Fellows will be paired with a mentor who will guide them throughout their fellowship and work together to create a personalized roadmap to college. Fellows are eligible for full tuition scholarships to the Interlochen Center for the Arts summer music camp. Fellows will participate in NYYS community outreach activities.

All fellowships have been committed through the 2020/21 season.


Van Lier Fellows

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Thanddnes Palmer


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Satchel Peterson


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Danielle Wu


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Max Milian


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