Music Academy Exchange Fellows

training the next generation of world-class musicians

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC GLOBAL ACADEMY

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC GLOBAL ACADEMY

From 2014-2018, as part of a four-year partnership with the New York Philharmonic, 40 Music Academy fellows participated in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy’s Zarin Mehta fellowship program. Ten fellows were selected each summer to travel to New York for a ten-day intensive program, which included training and playing alongside Philharmonic musicians.

During each Summer Festival, the partnership also offered Academy fellows training by Philharmonic musicians, biennial performances by the Philharmonic at the Music Academy Summer Festival, and Academy Festival Orchestra performances at Music Academy Summer Festivals.

The Music Academy’s partnership with the New York Philharmonic was made possible through the generosity of lead sponsors Linda and Michael Keston.

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA KESTON MAX EXCHANGE

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA KESTON MAX EXCHANGE

Music Academy of the West and the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) launched a new partnership in 2018, in which twelve fellows are selected each summer to travel to London for ten days of intensive training with the Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle. As part of the partnership, the winners of the annual Solo Piano, Duo, and Marilyn Horne Song Competitions also made a London recital appearance at LSO St Luke’s. Throughout the partnership, Michael Tilson Thomas and other key LSO conductors and musicians will perform and teach at the Academy. The full London Symphony Orchestra will be in residence in 2021, performing in concert and side-by-side with the Academy Festival Orchestra.

The lead sponsors of the London Symphony Orchestra partnership are Linda and Michael Keston and Mary Lynn and Warren Staley. Additional support has been provided in remembrance of Léni Fé Bland.