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Diversity Fellowship

The DSO Diversity fellowship is designed to promote inclusivity and representation from a wide range of backgrounds, providing opportunities for musicians to participate and thrive in the world of classical music.

Creating a more diverse and inclusive environment within the orchestra community will foster a richer, more vibrant musical landscape.

Individuals will have opportunity to

  • Perform as assigned by the principal of the Flute section in at least three DSO concert cycles, receiving per-service section pay.
  • Take advantage of free private lessons with the principal of the Flute section.
  • Take advantage of free mentoring sessions with
  • a member of the orchestra outside their section.
  • Participate in professional development within DSO administrative departments.

FLUTE Fellowship candidates should

  • Identify as a member of a Black, Latinx, or indigenous community
  • Have completed a bachelor’s degree
  • Be 29 years of age or younger
  • Be a resident of or in school in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, or Minnesota


Submit materials to:
Tim Hagen, DSO principal flute

1. Application form which includes three references familiar with your work (can be filled out by clicking link here) 
2. Brief written statement (no more than two typed pages) describing your career goals and how the fellowship would support them
3. Video recordings of the following:

  • Mozart, Concerto in G major, K. 313 (exposition only) 

Flute I parts

  • Brahms, Symphony No. 4 (IV, mm. 89-105)
  • Beethoven, Leonore Overture No. 3 (mm. 328-360)
  • Coleman, Seven O’Clock Shout (cadenza) 

Flute II parts

  • Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 4 (II, mm. 11-45; IV, mm. 1-34)
  • Ravel, Mother Goose (I, mm. 1-8)
  • Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5 (III, 80-81) 

Optional piccolo parts

  • Ravel, Mother Goose (II, reh 7-8; III, reh 1-4)
  • Ginastera, Concert Variations (XII, 5-15 after reh 68)

Recording guidelines
1. Recordings must be unedited.
2. You may choose to record all selections in one long take or record a separate take for each selection. For works with multiple excerpts listed (Mendelssohn and, if you submit piccolo recordings, Ravel), you may record each excerpt in a separate take.
3. We recommend using a recording setup that captures the best possible sound quality.

Coleman Excerpt PDF Ginastera Piccolo Excerpt PDF Shostakovich 5 Flute 2 Excerpt PDF