PROJECT INCLUSION FREEMAN FELLOWSHIP IN CONDUCTING
Implemented in 2013, the Conducting Freeman Fellowship fosters the development of 4-6 conductors of diverse backgrounds who are on the verge of professional careers. The conducting fellows have the opportunity to work closely with CS Music Director Mei-Ann Chen and other experienced conductors, and industry professionals.
Freeman Fellowships include:
- Intensive and extensive training, mentoring and conducting activities over a ten-month period.
- Coaching of on and off-the-podium topics to develop the 21st century conductor.
- Development of basic orchestra management skills, including but not limited to marketing, programming, fundraising and finance.
- Opportunities to conduct live ensembles through partnerships with leading Chicago classical music organizations and educational institutions.
21-22 ASSISTANT CONDUCTORS
CONDUCTING FREEMAN FELLOWSHIP ALUMNI
- Jonathan Rush, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
- Kedrick Armstrong
- Alexis Enyart
- Kalena Bovell, Memphis Symphony
- Paola Avila
- Kellen Gray, Charleston Symphony
- Alejandro Gómez Guillén, Fort Worth Symphony
- Roderick Cox, Minnesota Orchestra
- Roger Calia, Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra
- Dr. Antoine T. Clark, Wheeling Symphony Orchestra
- Deanna Tham, Jacksonville Symphony
- Sameer Patel, San Diego Symphony