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

» View Program Graduates

» Download Fall TDP Newsletter 

» Comp Ticket Request for Teachers 

Talent Development Program Recital

2017 Fall Musicale Recital

Sunday, November 12, 5 p.m.

Join us as our TDP students showcase their incredible talent.

» Reserve your FREE tickets now!

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

Sponsors for the Talent Development Program - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Listen & Watch


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

» Online Application
» Audition Info