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Thank you for your interest in the New World Symphony! 

Founded by Michael Tilson Thomas in 1987, New World Symphony is a place for early-career musicians to hone their artistic voice, reconnect with the joy of making music and perform alongside some of the greatest artists of our time. Every New World Symphony Fellowship is tuition-free and includes a furnished apartment, living stipend, travel grant and leadership training.  

We are now accepting applications for percussion.  For all orchestral instruments (including piano) please check back in the fall 2024.

Timpani auditions are announced when a fellowship is available.

For percussionists, please select your Program Group and Program on the left to get started.  Percussion applications close on February 20, 2024.

If you have questions about the Fellowship or need help with your application, please email