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Accelerando Program Returns with

Full Enrollment of 24 Students

A group of talented young area musicians will again participate in the groundbreaking Accelerando music education program.

Ten local students are joining Accelerando this year, which will bring the program’s enrollment to a full capacity of 24 students. One of the Nashville Symphony’s cornerstone education initiatives, this program is designed to create opportunities for young musicians from underrepresented ethnicities.


Participating students engage in an intensive, yearlong course of study that includes weekly lessons with Nashville Symphony musicians, supplemental music instruction, master classes and workshops, college and career counseling, and more.

“I am grateful that the Nashville Symphony and the furloughed musicians found a way to continue the important mission of Accelerando,” said Leslie Fagan, a Nashville Symphony musician and Accelerando faculty member. “This initiative provides a special opportunity for us to teach and mentor these exceptional young musicians. It is especially inspiring and uplifting to continue this meaningful endeavor
during a difficult time.”

Launched in 2016, Accelerando engages individual students over a multi-year period with extensive instruction, performance and learning opportunities and also offers students assistance with applying for collegiate music programs. 

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