The New World Symphony

Symphony, The New World


The mission of the New World Symphony is to prepare graduates of music programs for leadership roles in orchestras and ensembles around the world.


The New World Symphony envisions a strong and secure future for classical music and will redefine, reaffirm, express and share its traditions with as many people as possible. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are high priorities for the New World Symphony. It is critical in the preparation of the Fellows for leadership roles in orchestras and ensembles, and an essential part of the future for classical music.


The New World Symphony will be diverse and inclusive. We recognize that the viability of the performing arts depends on their being reflective of the communities in which they live. NWS is proud to be partnering with many organizations to realize the goal of the reflective orchestra.


The New World Symphony is dedicated to the artistic, personal and professional development of outstanding instrumentalists. The NWS fellowship program provides graduates of music programs the opportunity to enhance their musical education with the finest professional training. A laboratory for musical education and expression, the New World Symphony, through a wide range of performance and instructional activities, seeks to develop in its participants the full complement of skills and qualifications required of 21st-century first-class musicians. Under the artistic direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, the program offers in-depth exposure to traditional and modern repertoire, with the active involvement of leading guest conductors, soloists and visiting faculty. The relationships with these artists are extended through NWS’s pioneering experimentation with distance learning and performance.

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