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Moores School of Music Houston Symphony Community-Embedded Musician Fellowship 

Fellowship Opportunity

Program Overview:  
The Moores School of Music Houston Symphony Community-Embedded Musician Fellowship will provide one Moores  School of Music graduate student the opportunity to develop community engagement skills under the guidance of the Houston Symphony’s Community-Embedded Musicians (CEM) and Education & Community Engagement team.  
There are typically 2-3 Fellows active within the program at any given time. The Fellow will receive community engagement training, observe the CEMs leading activities and co-lead presentations with the CEMs.  

The CEM Fellow position is open to graduate music majors who play an orchestral instrument (except piano) and demonstrate a passion and aptitude for education and community engagement work. To attract candidates who reflect the diversity of the Greater Houston community, qualified candidates of diverse ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  

The fellowship will take place during the 2022 spring semester, with an opportunity for the fellow to continue in the position through the 2022-2023 academic year. The fellow will earn a stipend of $7,500 per semester.  

The selected candidate will be expected to devote an average of five hours per week to Fellowship work, with activities including: 

  • Participate in a series of meetings to learn about goals and work of the CEMs
  • Observe the Symphony CEMs conducting lessons, presenting interactive concerts and creating on-line resources for underserved youth and other community members
  • Plan and present, under the guidance of CEMs, at least one educational presentation for one of the Symphony’s school or community partners. The process will involve meeting with the school/partner leadership and determining concert content, rehearsing, and performing the concert.  
  • Coordinate with the MSM Director to produce one Moores Music in the City event


  • Ability to perform at a high level of artistry
  • Interest in exploring a musical career that incorporates orchestral and chamber performances, education, and community engagement  
  • Passion for working with underserved students and community members  
  • Belief in the power of music to change people’s lives 
  • Be flexible and curious 
  • Bilingual speaking skills appreciated (but not required)  

Please apply here: 

To complete this form, you will be required to upload 3 documents, including your resume/CV, a letter of reference, and a cover letter.

Application and Review Timeline: 

  • Oct. 1: Application deadline
  • Oct. 8: Finalists selected by MSM review panel
  • Oct. 9-Nov. 17: Finalist interviews with HSO and MSM review panel
  • Nov. 24: Fellow announced