The fellowship offers a young musician an apprenticeship with Mr. Zander for one concert season. It provides an opportunity to learn from Mr. Zander at close quarters by attending rehearsals, meetings and presentations. The Zander Fellow will learn first-hand the distinctive musical philosophy and business practices that make the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and Benjamin Zander’s leadership as a conductor so unique. The Fellowship is meant to be a transforming experience for a young musician and to launch a career that will make a difference to our cultural life.

The Fellowship consists of two related parts:

  1. A learning opportunity with Benjamin Zander and the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (stipend $15,000).
  2. Assistant to Mr. Zander for his musical and teaching activities (stipend $15,000). Visit for more information about Benjamin Zander.
We are not currently accepting applications for this fellowship.

The Boston Philharmonic thanks the following individuals for their generous support towards the endowment of Zander Fellowship: Kathy Adam and The Charles E. Harwood Trust; Lola & Charles Baldwin, III; Clark Charitable Trust; Deborah & Larry Chud; Carl & Armenne Derderian; Kathleen Emrich & Robert Sherwood; Frank & Mitzi Ferguson; The D+L Foundation; Constance & Michael Fulenwider; The Goldberg Foundation; Graham & Ann Gund; Francis & Elizabeth Hunnewell; William & Sinesia Karol; Robbie & Joe Deitch; Dr. & Mrs. Louis Meeks; John L. & Janet E. Pattillo; Seymour & Sylvia Rothchild; Lois & Norman Silverman; David Strand; Stephen Symchych; Richard J. Trant; Elizabeth G. Vestner; Murray Wheeler, Jr.; Sharon P. & Richard C. Whiteley; Elsie & Patrick R. Wilmerding; Marilyn H. Zuckerman.

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