The Minnesota Orchestra’s Rosemary and David Good Fellowship is a two-year program intended to enhance opportunities for African American, Latino American and Native American professional orchestral musicians early in their careers and to encourage greater diversity in the orchestral field.

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2017-19 Rosemary and David Good Fellow

Jason Tanksley is serving a two-year term from September 2017 through August 2019.

Jason Tanksley

Tuba player Jason Tanksley earned a Master of Music degree and is now a candidate for the Artist Diploma at the Cleveland Institute of Music, under the instruction of Yasuhito Sugiyama. A native of Detroit and graduate of Wayne State University, where he studied with Dennis Nulty, Tanksley has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Blossom Festival Band, Michigan Opera and Jacksonville Symphony, among other ensembles. As a soloist, he has appeared with the International Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Concert Band and the Wayne State University Symphony Orchestra, as well as its Wind Symphony. He enjoys kayaking and laser tag in his spare time.


Past Rosemary and David Good Fellows

Myles Blakemore

Texas native Myles Blakemore, one of our 2017 Rosemary and David Good Fellows, recently won a position with the New World Symphony starting in 2018. Blakemore is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, where he studied trombone with John Kitzman, and the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Dr. Per Brevig. He has performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and served as second trombone with New Jersey’s Symphony in C during the 2016-17 season. He has held festival fellowships in Aspen and Spoleto and performed at summer festivals in Brevard, North Carolina, and Lake George, New York. Outside of music, Blakemore enjoys exploring new coffee shops and rooting for Dallas Cowboys Football.


Check back in fall 2018 for information about the 2019 audition!

Myles Blakemore performs with the Minnesota Orchestra

The Minnesota Orchestra’s Rosemary and David Good Fellowship is a two-year program intended to enhance opportunities for African American, Latino American and Native American professional orchestral musicians early in their careers and to encourage greater diversity in the orchestral field.

Check back in fall 2018 for information about the 2019 audition!


The Minnesota Orchestra is committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization that reflects the diversity of Minnesota. We encourage applicants from all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds. The Minnesota Orchestra embraces its commitment to equal opportunity for all applicants, regardless of race, gender, religion, age, marital or veteran’s status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law.

Represent the Minnesota Orchestra on your campus! Student Ambassadors are highly motivated, self-sufficient high school, undergraduate or graduate students (any major!) that help spread the word about student discounts on their campus and schools. Help us cultivate the next generation of Minnesota Orchestra listeners!

Students participating in this program can add their Ambassador experience to their resumes and have the opportunity to work directly with Minnesota Orchestra staff and meet musicians.

Student Ambassadors help promote two Campus Night concerts, one in the fall and one in the spring. Chosen by Student Ambassadors, these concerts are eligible for the $12 Student Rush discount and feature special pre- and post-concert activities just for students, including an exclusive meet and greet with Minnesota Orchestra musicians and administrative staff! Campus Night concerts will be announced soon!

Two ways to get involved:

1. BE A STUDENT AMBASSADOR

Collaborate with other Ambassadors to communicate Minnesota Orchestra student discounts by distributing flyers, brainstorming new promotional ideas, spreading the word on social media and volunteering at Campus Night concerts at Orchestra Hall.

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2. BE A STUDENT AMBASSADOR LEADER

Work closely with Minnesota Orchestra staff to guide campuses with multiple Student Ambassadors while also accomplishing the responsibilities of a Student Ambassador.

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PERKS OF BEING AN AMBASSADOR

  • Two tickets to Campus Night
  • Student Easy Pass (Student Ambassador Leaders only)
  • Minnesota Orchestra merchandise
  • Hands-on marketing experience with a world-renowned organization
  • Opportunities to further engage in arts marketing

 

Now accepting applications for Spring 2018! Deadline to apply is February 5, 2018.

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Welcome to our pilot bus subsidy program! We have a limited amount of funds to help with transportation costs for the 2018-19 Minnesota Orchestra Young People’s Concert Season. This is our first year, so we do not have enough funds for every school that attends our concerts. For the 2018-19 season, grants will be awarded on a first-come first served basis, and only public, private and charter schools will be granted subsidies.

  • To qualify:
    • Your school exists within the 7-county metro, including Anoka, Hennepin, Carver, Dakota, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties, and;
    • Your school population has 50% or greater free and reduced lunch rate
    • For this first year, only public, private and charter schools will be granted subsidies
  • If you meet the above criteria, please submit your request by May 17 and you will receive notification of your grant status by June 1.
  • If awarded, we will provide up to $180 for every bus needed for your group

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