Artists in Residence

It takes more than talent to make it as a performer. At Strathmore, our mission is to nurture talented artists to help master their craft and succeed in the real world.

A flagship program of Strathmore’s Institute for Artistic and Professional Development, the Artist in Residence (AIR) program was created in 2005 to support artists as they transition to professional careers. Since its inception, the program has mentored 94 musicians ages 16 to 32. Every year, a class of six is chosen after a competitive selection process. Strathmore’s AIR benefit from the support of mentor musicians, participate in professional development seminars, and are offered extensive performance opportunities throughout the 10-month program.

Program sponsored by Cathy Bernard/Bernard Family Foundation

Meet the New Class

Artistic diversity is a keystone of the AIR program and the Class of 2022 features jazz-fused styles, classical, tap dance, and more.

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Meet the New Class

Artistic diversity is a keystone of the AIR program and the Class of 2022 features jazz-fused styles, classical, tap dance, and more.

LEARN MORE
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Class of 2023 Applications

Learn more about eligibility requirements and apply to become a member of the next Artist in Residence class.

Deadline Extended: February 1, 2022

Apply

Support Extraordinary Artists

Donate to the Artist in Residence Fund to support the area of greatest need. Or, for more information on becoming a sponsor, contact donors@strathmore.org. Your investment inspires and trains a young artist on the rise.

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Support Extraordinary Artists

Donate to the Artist in Residence Fund to support the area of greatest need. Or, for more information on becoming a sponsor, contact donors@strathmore.org. Your investment inspires and trains a young artist on the rise.

DONATE

Upcoming AIR Events

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WED JANUARY 26 | 8PM

Artist in Residence: James Fernando

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Gifted composer and piano virtuoso

WED FEBRUARY 9 | 8PM

Artist in Residence: Langston Hughes II

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Talented jazz saxophonist and bandleader

WED FEBRUARY 16 | 7:30PM

Workshop with Langston Hughes II

The Mansion

Finding Your Sound: Discovering the Voice in Your Instrument

WED FEBRUARY 23 | 8PM

Artist in Residence: Langston Hughes II

AMP

Talented jazz saxophonist and bandleader

WED MARCH 9 | 8PM
WED MARCH 16 | 7:30PM

Workshop with Titilayo Ayangade

The Mansion

Say Something! An Exploration of Different Musical Voices

Strathmore graciously thanks our Artist in Residence Champions for their multi-year commitment and above-and-beyond support to the AIR program.

More to Explore

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Apply

Learn more about eligibility requirements and apply to become an Artist in Residence.

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Alumni

Frédéric Yonnet, Chelsey Green, Invoke, and Christylez Bacon are just a few of the incredible artists who have passed through the program.

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Book an Artist

Hire a Strathmore Artist in Residence for your next celebration.

SUPPORT YOUNG ARTISTS

Your generous support has a lasting impact on young artists in our community. Together, we help fuel their creativity, give them confidence, and support them when it matters most.

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