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

AIR Class Of 2023

Meet the Class of 2023

Artistic diversity is a keystone of the AIR program and the Class of 2023 features jazz-fused styles, Irish traditional music, classical, African percussion, and more.

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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.

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Fresh AIR 2019 By Jim Saah

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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SAT DECEMBER 3 | 5PM

Bloom at Good Hope: Tap Dancer Gerson Lanza

Off Campus Event

Dynamic tap performance

FRI DECEMBER 9 | 8PM

Connecting the Dots

AMP

Josanne Francis, Chao Tian, Titilayo Ayangade perform in this globally-rooted multi-instrumental performance

SAT DECEMBER 17 | 5PM

Bloom at Good Hope: A Holiday Evening with Integriti Reeves

Off Campus Event

Contemporary experimental composition meets vintage vocals

WED JANUARY 11 | 8PM

AIR: Erin Murphy Snedecor, cello

AMP

Innovative cellist & composer

WED JANUARY 18 | 7:30PM
WED JANUARY 25 | 8PM

AIR: Erin Murphy Snedecor, cello

AMP

Innovative cellist & composer

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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Alumni

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

Ward-Kong Duo

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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