Project Inclusion Orchestral Freeman Fellowship

Project Inclusion Orchestral Freeman Fellowship

Project Inclusion started in 2008 to provide promising, diverse musicians a fellowship for one to two years. The goal is to identify, train, mentor and ready orchestra musicians beginning their pursuit of a professional career—musicians from diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to, diverse racial, ethnic, socio-economic and geographic backgrounds, that are traditionally under-represented in orchestras. Through a selective process, we choose 4-6 PIOFF fellows each season.


  • One-on-one mentoring from the orchestra’s senior members.
  • Performance at every concert during their fellowship.
  • Opportunities to perform for additional services, extending the impact of the fellowship.
  • Full salary for all rehearsals and performances.
  • Assistance in securing work after the fellowship has been completed.

2017/18 Orchestral Freeman Fellows

About Caitlin

Caitlin Edwards, Violin

About Allie

Allie Switala, Violin

About Danielle

Danielle Taylor, Viola

CS Alumni

About Titi

Titilayo Ayangade, Cello

About Kyle

Kyle Dickson, Violin

About Chauntee

Chauntee Ross, Violin

About Denielle

Denielle Wilson, Cello