Project Inclusion is Chicago Sinfonietta’s groundbreaking program where talent and mentorship converge to develop diverse and emerging musicians, conductors, and administrators on and off-stage. Here’s our monthly summary of news from current and former fellows:

Antoine Clark (Former Conducting Fellow) was selected for the Assistant Conductor position at the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra.

Allison Lovera (Former Ensemble Fellow) received a new position with the Minnesota Orchestra.

In August, Kalena Bovell (Former Conducting Fellow) made her conducting debut at the BBC Proms with the Chineke! Orchestra.

Caitlin Edwards (Former Orchestral Fellow) was awarded a prestigious 3Arts award for 2021.

Kyle Dickson (Violin and Conducting Fellow) is in the newest class of Salonen Conducting Fellows as a student in the Negaunee Conducting Program at the Colburn School. As part of the fellowship, he also joins the conducting staff of the San Francisco Symphony, where he’ll join the roster as an Assistant Conductor to Esa-Pekka Salonen for this season.

Taichi Fukumura (Conducting Fellow) has been invited to the Karajan Academy’s conducting competition this month (Oct 22). The competition will take place at the Berlin Philharmonic.

Michelle DiRusso (Conducting Fellow) is in her first season as Assistant Conductor of the North Carolina Symphony.

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