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 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 106 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

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Meet the Class of 2024

Artistic diversity is a keystone of the AIR program and the Class of 2024 features jazz-fused styles, traditional music, classical, percussion, and more.

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Upcoming AIR Events

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WED APRIL 17 | 7:30PM
WED APRIL 24 | 8PM

AIR: Parker Speirs

AMP

April Artist in Residence

WED MAY 8 | 8PM

AIR: Snehesh Nag

AMP

May Artist in Residence

SAT MAY 11 | 5PM

Bloom at Good Hope: Kevin Elam

Off Campus

Free outdoor concert at Good Hope with Kevin Elam

WED MAY 15 | 7:30PM
WED MAY 22 | 8PM

AIR: Snehesh Nag

AMP

May Artist in Residence

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 at AMP live performance

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

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

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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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