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Emerging Artist Fellowship Program at Garth Newel, July 8th - August 5th, 2024

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Welcome to the application page for the Emerging Artists Fellowship Program at Garth Newel Music Center! We are a four-week intensive chamber music program for string players and pianists ages 18-28. Fellowships are awarded to dedicated and motivated students who will receive coachings and instruction from members of the Garth Newel Piano Quartet as well as a variety of distinguished visiting artists. Both pre-formed groups and individuals are encouraged to apply. Each participant receives a Fellowship Award valued at $3,000, which covers the cost of tuition, room and board for the four weeks. Upon acceptance, each fellow pays a $250 registration fee. NOTE: If applying as a pre-formed group, each member should submit a separate application.

Garth Newel Music Center sits in the heart of Virginia's Allegheny Mountains. With comfortable guest rooms, gourmet cuisine, and breathtaking scenery, the Center offers visitors an opportunity to experience chamber music of the highest caliber. Yearly activities include over fifty performances by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and guest musicians, as well as a number of educational opportunities.

Our Fellowship program offers students a professional, intensive yet relaxed environment that is conducive to the focused study, practice and performance of chamber music. During the four weeks, fellows will refine their ensemble skills, learn repertoire and focus on intensive ensemble practice.

Our program includes:

  • Performance opportunities at Garth Newel's Herter Hall and at venues throughout the community
  • Multiple chamber music coachings each week
  • Master classes; performance classes, career development classes
  • Opportunities to perform with members of the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and other renowned guest musicians
  • Admittance to two concerts each week in Garth Newel’s Herter Hall, performed by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and guest musicians

For faculty and guest artist information, click here.

Application fee:

  • $30 on or before February 10/$60 after
  • Application review begins after February 10 - applications submitted after this date will be reviewed as positions are available

If you have any questions about the application process, please email Isaac Melamed, cellist and co-artistic director, at isaac@garthnewel.org

For technical questions please check out our Help Desk for frequently asked questions.