NJSO Colton Fellowship


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The 2020–21 New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Colton Fellowship is an excellence-based program designed to support early-career Black and Latinx musicians in the orchestra field. This initiative continues the NJSO’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Colton Fellowship will support two fellows per year to participate in NJSO performances, receive mentorship and engage with the community. For the 2020–21 season, there is one position available to join our current Colton Fellow, cellist Laura Andrade.

To be considered for the NJSO Colton Fellowship, eligible candidates must submit an application. Invited candidates will display artistic excellence through a blind audition and discuss their commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the arts during a short interview.

The 2020–21 Colton Fellowship auditions, previously slated for June 1–3, 2020, have been postponed until further notice. Until new audition dates are confirmed, applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. The NJSO continues to encourage qualified candidates to apply.

Applicants will be contacted directly when new audition dates are identified. We will follow updates and guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New Jersey Department of Health to make the most informed decision possible to determine when we can safely hold the auditions.

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