With funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foudation, CMW is piloting a Third-Year Fellowship position this season, giving a former CMW Fellow the opportunity to stay connected to CMW for an additional year while developing his or her own community-based project. We're very happy to be able to bring cellist Adrienne Taylor back to Providence in this capacity, and we're looking forward to seeing how plans for her own CMW-inspired initiative develop over the course of the season.
For those who don't yet know her, Adrienne has worked to bring communities together through music education and performance as a former member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago’s MusiCorps and the Boston Public Quartet, and as a CMW Fellow ('08-'10).
Formerly assistant principal cello of Portugal’s Orquestra do Norte, Adrienne has also performed with the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the Eroica Ensemble, and Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. She attended Indiana and Northwestern Universities where her teachers included Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Hans Jørgen Jensen, and János Starker.
Last year, Adrienne participated in the Abreu Fellows Program at the New England Conservatory, where she studied El Sistema, Venezuela’s world-renowned community music education philosophy. Adrienne is thrilled to return to CMW as a Third-Year Fellow, and to incorporate what she has learned from El Sistema into her work with CMW students and staff.
Welcome back, Adrienne!