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Ensemble Connect—A program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education

Ensemble Connect is a two-year fellowship program for extraordinary young professional classical musicians in the United States that prepares them for careers combining musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Each year Ensemble Connect, along with a guest composer, holds two five-day residencies at Skidmore College in October and February. While in residence, the fellows of Ensemble Connect engage with Skidmore College students—as well as the broader Saratoga Springs community—offering master classes, lessons, class demonstrations, and interactive performances, culminating in a performance in Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Zankel Music Center, often featuring commissioned works by the guest composer.


Ensemble Connect 2020



Ensemble Connect, now entering its 14th full season, was developed by Carnegie Hall and The Juilliard School to broaden the skillset of a professional musician and to support music education in New York City-area public schools.

Established in 2007, the residency at Skidmore College has included guest composers:

Fall 2020: "United Through Separation"

Spring 2020: TJ Cole 

Fall 2019: Tania León

Spring 2019: February 2019 Program

Fall 2018:  Gabriella Smith

Spring 2018: Gabriel Kahane

Fall 2017: October 2017 Program

Spring 2017: Caroline Shaw

Fall 2016: David Bruce

Spring 2016: Ted Hearne

Fall 2015: Timo Andres

Spring 2015: Meredith Monk

Fall 2014: David Lang

Spring 2014: George Friedrich Haas

Fall 2013: Andy Akiho

Spring 2013: Missy Mazzoli

Fall 2012: Samuel Carl Adams

Spring 2012: Sleeping Giant

Fall 2011: Ryan Gallagher

Spring 2011: David Bruce

Fall 2010: Timo Andres

Spring 2010: David Bruce

Fall 2009: Daniel Bernard Roumain

Spring 2009: Marc-Andrew Dalbavie

Fall 2008: Kayhan Kalhor

Spring 2008: Angel Lam

Fall 2007: Bright Sheng