Cynthia Phelps

Nurturing the leading orchestral musicians of tomorrow

Through long-term partnerships with educational institutions around the world, Philharmonic musicians provide intensive training to musicians at the beginning of their careers, both in their home sites and in New York.

Global Academies


Conservatory Collaborations

Developed in partnership with New York City's great conservatories and university music departments, Conservatory Collaborations gives the next generation of professional musicians the extraordinary opportunity to take advantage of a wealth of Philharmonic resources. Qualified students and young professionals may request passes to Philharmonic rehearsals throughout the season and receive invitations to roundtable conversations with prominent conductors, composers, and scholars.

To be considered for Conservatory Collaborations opportunities, apply online.


The Global Academy Fellowship Program, in association with the New York Philharmonic Global Academy, is supported in part by The Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation, Inc. and an anonymous donor, and other gifts made towards the Zarin Mehta Fund.

Additional support provided by Shirley Young/US-China Cultural Foundation.

Starr International Foundation is the Presenting Sponsor of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership.