The Concertmaster Fellowship offers the crucial professional development necessary to be the leading musician of an orchestra. This Fellowship includes collaborating on AYS’ community engagement initiatives, which involves programming music for several community chamber concerts. AYS Music Director, Carlos Izcaray, provides guidance and mentorship for the Concertmaster Fellow.
Orchestra Management Fellow
The Orchestra Management Fellowship offers hands-on experience with orchestra management and responsibilities, including audition assistance, music preparation, orchestra library maintenance, rehearsal/concert production, professional development opportunities for the orchestra, and general program administration. This Fellow develops valuable knowledge and experience towards a career in concert production.
The Creative Fellowship offers an opportunity to one AYS member to learn aspects of program curation compose new works for AYS ensembles. The Creative Fellow is mentored by AYS Music Director, Carlos Izcaray, in composition and conducting. This new fellowship piloted in the 2020/21 season.
Citizen Musician Fellow
The Citizen Musician Fellow develops leadership in the use of classical music to better one’s community. The Fellow plans a concert exploring the intersection of classical music and community engagement, building awareness of a locally-important cause.