2017-2018 Fellowship



  • One or two-year residency fellowship

  • Intensive language and diction training

  • Internationally renowned vocal coaches and directors

  • Acting and performance training

  • Master classes with guest artists

  • Movement and physical training and techniques

  • Performance Opportunities available

    • Sing and cover roles at the Mariinsky

    • Regional tours through Russia

    • International tours

    • Concerts and or recitals

The Fellowship Program will aim to enhance fellows' versatility to sing in any language and guide closely the introductory steps of each fellows' career to create a strong foundation for a lifelong career in the arts.

Historic Hall




The Atkins Artistic Advisory Board will select individuals who will be awarded spots in the Fellowship Program subject to final approval of the Foundation's Board of Directors.  All candidates will be reviewed and all fellowships will be awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis.  Talented young artists are encouraged to apply who have: (a) completed or are now completing their musical studies at a conservatory or university; or (b) have successful stage performance experience such as participation in a vocal competition, festival, or a stage performance.  Applicants must be between eighteen (18) and thirty-two (32) years of age.  Other eligibility requirements apply.


The selection criteria for acceptance that the Artistic Advisory Board may consider include:  the artistsí vocal qualities, clarity and expressiveness, emotional depth, technical ability, the quality of performance, creative accomplishments, musical and theatrical training and skills, and the promise of future excellence and development.


Atkins Young Artist Fellow at the Mariinsky
Tenor Yevgeny Akhmedov - Recital at the Mariinsky II


Atkins Young Artist Fellow at the Mariinsky 
Tenor Alexander Mikhailov after a main stage performance with

Mariinsky fellowship coach Peter McClintlock.