Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Talent Development Program
A Program of Excellence
As one of the longest-running, year-round musical education diversity programs, the Talent Development Program (TDP) provides 25 young Black and Latinx musicians with the highest level of musical training each school year. More than 100 TDP Fellows have gone on to attend top music schools and conservatories across the country. This strong education foundation has led to careers in orchestra, teaching and performance.
What does the TDP provide?
- Weekly private lessons with an ASO musician
- Summer program financial assistance
- Solo recital and chamber music performance opportunities
- Technical and performance juries
- Assistance with preparation for auditions
- Mentoring and one-on-one coaching
- Complimentary tickets to ASO classical concerts for Fellows and their families
Who is Eligible?
- Students in rising fifth grade to rising tenth grade who have at least one parent who is either Black or Latinx
- Serious music students who have already reached a high level of proficiency on a standard orchestral instrument
TDP Impact Report
The TDP prepares gifted Black and Latine musicians for careers in classical music. Read highlights from the program's 2021/22 season and catch up with some of TDP's accomplished alumni.
Preparing gifted Black and Latine musicians for careers in classical music.
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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Talent Development Program is proud to introduce our current students.
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In The News
Latest news for the Talent Development Program and alumni.
Photo Gallery: TDP Musicale Recital
On November 19, 2022, students in the Talent Development Program performed musical masterpieces of famed composers past and present, including Sergei Rachmaninov, Giovanni Bottesini, Carlos Simon and more. The program also featured a special performance by trombonist and TDP alumnus Vincent Tapia IV.
Pathway Program Resources
Creating diverse, equitable and inclusive education opportunities for young musicians pursuing a career in classical music.
ASO Plays On: Talent Development Program
11Alive News features the ASO's Talent Development Program.
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