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

Latest TDP Newsletter

Read the latest TDP newsletter featuring information about current students and alumni as well as upcoming events.

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Preparing gifted Black and Latinx musicians for careers in classical music.

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Save The Date: Building Bridges Symposium

We invite orchestra and conservatory administrators, orchestra musicians and program managers to learn how to create, fund and evaluate a pathway program that's right for your institution on May 18 and 19, 2021.

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Audition applications for the 2021/22 season are currently closed.

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Current Fellows

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Talent Development Program is proud to introduce our current fellows. 

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Students from the TDP go on to achieve success in the orchestral world in a myriad of ways.

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Support the TDP

Your support helps one of the longest-running, year-round musical education diversity programs in America.

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In The News

Latest news for the Talent Development Program and alumni.

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