The New York Youth Symphony is proud to be able to offer five Vargas-Vetter/Ukena Fellowships f0r the 2023/24 season. Students from underserved communities between the ages of 10 and 22 in the NYYS orchestras, chamber music, jazz, conducting, composition, and musical theater songwriting programs are eligible to apply for the fellowships which will last one or two years. Awarded fellows will participate in NYYS programs (including performances, rehearsals, sectionals, master classes and workshops) and receive a $5,000 stipend to offset costs of NYYS fees, private lessons, travel, and instrument purchase and/or maintenance. Fellows will be paired with a mentor who will guide them throughout their fellowship and work together to advise them on their musical education and career goals. Fellows are eligible to receive a full/partial tuition scholarship to the Interlochen Center for the Arts summer music camp. Fellows will participate in NYYS community outreach activities.
These fellowships are made possible through the generosity of NYYS trustee Rima Vargas-Vetter and her husband, Paul Ukena.
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