You Belong in Baroque

The Handel and Haydn Society is thrilled to announce the H+H Stone Fellowship, a prestigious fellowship for musicians pursuing careers in period instrument performance of Baroque and Classical music. A first of its kind among period-instrument orchestras, the Fellowship will foster the development of early-career musicians whose socio-cultural identities have been historically underrepresented in the field.

The Fellowship provides an unparalleled two-year learning experience, including performances, mentorship, and training with H+H musicians and partners at the New England Conservatory. Resident Fellows will participate in H+H’s vibrant orchestra and Boston’s thriving music community, and will be part of H+H’s efforts to foster a more diverse and equitable field on a national scale.

H+H has recruited nationally for the inaugural cohort for 2023-2025, which will launch with two string instrumentalists (violin, viola, cello, or bass) selected through a competitive audition process.

The program is possible through a transformative $1 million gift from the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation as well as support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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