Festival Fellows



The Grant Park Music Festival seeks four exceptionally talented string players for its String Fellowship program in Summer 2024.

GPMF String Fellows perform with the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus in Chicago's Millennium Park for upwards of 10,000 people. Participants take part in master Festival string fellow Chelsea Sharpe takes a master class with Augustin Hadelichclasses with world-renowned artists and will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a noted composer on a world-premiere composition. During their residency, fellows perform chamber music in high-profile recitals and park programs across the Chicago community. Additionally, they will take part in professional development sessions and mock auditions, and work with different conductors, including Carlos Kalmar and Christopher Bell.

Audition information for the 2024 Festival String Fellowship will be posted on November 15.

Something I think back to often is the welcoming nature of the musicians and staff at GPMF. That kind of loving atmosphere is, in my opinion, the best way to make incredible music. So anytime I play with an orchestra or ensemble, I look for this energy and care within the organization.

—Sarah Martin, 2013 String Fellow