Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Talent Development Program
A Program of Excellence
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s 2023/24 season will mark the 30th Anniversary of the Talent Development Program™ (TDP). The trailblazing program is a first-of-its-kind initiative among U.S. orchestras, designed to identify, mentor, and develop middle and high school Atlanta musicians of African American and Latine heritage for careers as professional classical musicians.
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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 African American or Latine
- Serious music students who have already reached a high level of proficiency on a standard orchestral instrument
TDP Impact Report
The TDP prepares gifted African American 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 African American and Latine musicians for careers in classical music.
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Representatives from Pathway Programs across the country recently gathered in Atlanta for the third Building Bridges Symposium, presented by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Equity Arc. The team from Equity Arc presented findings from the 2023 National Collective Pathways Census Report.
To learn more, visit equityarc.org.
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