Classical Tahoe Academy

Classical Tahoe Academy

Classical Tahoe welcomes young musicians from populations underrepresented in classical music as Fellows of the Classical Tahoe Academy. We seek to promote diversity in American orchestras by providing Fellows high-level professional networking and performance opportunities. These musicians come from around the world to be in residence in Incline Village as CT Fellows.

While in residence, the CT Fellows perform with the Classical Tahoe Orchestra and participate in a customized experience of mentorship, networking, and audition preparation. CT Fellows are professional-level musicians currently auditioning with top-tier orchestras. The goal of Classical Tahoe Academy is to provide professional development opportunities to talented young artists and increase diversity in top American orchestras.

Classical Tahoe is a SOPA Orchestral Partner with the Sphinx Organization. Some of the Fellows come to our notice through their outstanding auditions in Sphinx’s orchestral competition.

Fellows from the 2021, 2022, and 2023 Academies have been offered positions with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, Classical Tahoe, Minnesota Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Orchestra of the Americas, and Symphoria.

Questions about how to apply to the Fellowship? Please contact Artistic Director, Laura Hamilton at, here , or 775-298-0245.

Meet the CT Academy Fellows

photo: 2022 Academy Fellows (L to R): Olivia Hamilton, Nelson Yovera, Pedro Mendez, Sebastian Brea Perez, Dana Dominguez, Sofia Schutte, Fabiola Hoyo, Eduardo Sepulveda, Julian Maddox, Clarissa Vieira.

photo: 2021 Academy Fellows after the Community Concert. back (L to R): Devan Jaquez, Steven Palacio, Sabrina Bradford, Davis Perez, Corbin Castro, Julian Maddox, Francesca McNeeley, Tamara Winston, Alex Mendoza, Juan Esteban Martínez, front: Christopher Johnson.

Learn more about the CT Academy Fellows

Classical Tahoe Academy and “Celebrations” are generously sponsored by Alexandra and Dennis Landis & Beth and Scott Minick.