The partnership is an extension of "The Academy," the collaboration between the Juilliard School and Carnegie Hall announced last November to offer post-graduate students a two-year fellowship with performance, training and teaching opportunities. Sixteen musicians, all graduates of leading U.S. music schools and conservatories, are currently taking part in the pilot program.
Approximately a dozen musicians, all participants in "The Academy," will visit the Skidmore College campus in Saratoga Springs, New York for residencies; the programs performed at Filene Recital Hall in Saratoga will also be offered at Carnegie Hall. Each concert will include encore presentations of new works commissioned for Carnegie Hall's 2006-07 season and visits by commissioned composers.
The residencies will provide opportunities for extended musician interaction with students in the Skidmore College music department and with the Saratoga Springs community.
Founded in 1903 and chartered in 1922 as a women's college, Skidmore College is a coeducational, liberal arts school of 2,300 students.