“This initiative is going to help usher extraordinarily talented musicians through doors that used to be closed to them.”

John Lofton, LA Phil’s Bass Trombonist and LA Phil Resident Fellows Orchestra Chair

Become an LA Phil Resident Fellow and make history as the LA Phil launches a centerpiece initiative of its Centennial. The fellowship invests in the highest-level emerging professional musicians and is designed to increase diversity within American orchestras.

Up to five LA Phil Resident Fellows will have the opportunity to:

  • Benefit from formal career development, mentorship, and community engagement opportunities
  • Perform at orchestral, chamber music, new music, and education concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and in community settings
  • Tour with the Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Receive mentorship from LA Phil musicians and assistance with audition preparation
  • Receive a salary and benefits package as well as stipends for housing, further study and travel for auditions

Open to string players (violin, viola, cello, double bass) or percussionists who hold a bachelor’s degree and represent or serve historically underrepresented populations. That includes, but is not limited to, musicians of African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander descent, and those with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in the arts, learning, and civic leadership. Resident Fellows will be selected through a screening and audition process led by musicians of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and LA Phil Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel. Candidates may currently hold a position in another orchestra.

For more information and to apply, visit LAPhil.com/ResidentFellows

Apply by Jan 29, 2018