Talent Development Program™

Our Mission

The mission of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Talent Development Program is to identify and develop musically gifted and motivated, African American and Latino classical music students for acceptance in top music programs in preparation for careers as professional musicians.

Welcome and congratulations to our new Talent Development Program students for the 2016/17 season:

Amber Norman, violin
Taylor Tookes, violin
Jaia Alli, cello
Brandon Leonard, cello
Corban Johnson, double bass
Jabari Freeman, harp (first alternate)
Ojochilemi Okoka, oboe
Lizbeth Yanez, trumpet
Vincent Tapia, trombone
Phillip Williams, trombone 

» Reserve Tickets for the 2017 Spring Recitals 

» View Program Graduates

» Download Fall TDP Newsletter 

» Comp Ticket Request for Teachers 

In The News

» "Forward Steps" article in Spring 2016 issue of Symphony by the League of American Orchestras 

» Sunday Conversations with Olivia Silva in the Sunday, Nov. 19 Atlanta Journal Consitution

» Angela Leeper and Joseph Brown interview on WSBTV's People 2 People

» Alisha Zamore and her instructor Alcides Rodriquez interview on City Lights with Lois Reitzes

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Listen & Watch


2017/18 applications are now being accepted through February 28, 2017.

» Online Application
» Audition Info