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Curtis Institute of Music Announces Recipients of Daniel W. Dietrich II Young Alumni Fund

The fund supports musicians with the transition between student and professional life


The Curtis Institute of Music has named the twenty former Curtis musicians who will receive grants in the second round of its Daniel W. Dietrich II Young Alumni Fund. The fund supports young players who are in the early stages of establishing their careers, providing one-off payments of between $1,000 and $8,000.


The twenty grant recipients are as follows:

• Maia Cabeza (Violin ’12)
• Stas Chernyshev (Clarinet ’14, ArtistYear ’17)
• Youna Choi (Cello ’16)
• Timothy Chooi (Violin ‘17)
• TJ Cole (Composition ’16, ArtistYear ’17)
• Abi Fayette (Violin ’17, Community Artist Fellow ’19)
• Vartan Gabrielian (Voice ’17, Opera ’19)
• Joshua Halpern (Viola ’05)
• Gergana Haralampieva (Violin ’16)
• Maria Ioudenitch (Violin ’18)
• Ethan Jodziewicz (Double Bass ’15)
• Jazimina MacNeil (Opera ’14)
• Addison Maye-Saxon (Trombone ’19)
• Calvin Mayman (Flute ’22)
• Kenshi Miyatani (Horn ’21)
• Andrea Obiso (Violin ’19)
• Alize Rozsnyai (Voice ’13, Opera ’15, ArtistYear ’17)
• Catherine Van Handel (Bassoon ’15)
• Alexander Vvedenskiy (Oboe ’14)
• Alyssa Weinberg (Composition ’16)
• Elizabeth Younan (Composition ’21)
• Tyler Zimmerman (Opera ’18)


"Our graduates are some of the most innovative and accomplished musicians in the world," said Shea Scruggs, Curtis’s Director of Institutional Research and Musician Experience, as well as Chief Enrollment Officer.

"Their leadership is an endless source of inspiration for the next generation of classical artists here at Curtis and beyond. We are proud to support and empower young alumni as they move into the next phase of their artistic journeys."

"We understand the concerted effort required to put forward a thoughtful proposal, and we are thankful for everyone who applied during this cycle," he continued. "I want to thank the alumni who served on the evaluation panel for their meticulous and dedicated work in selecting the grantees."

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