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
Mikhailov after a main stage performance with
fellowship coach Peter McClintlock.