Pittsburgh Symphony announces fellowship recipient
Shantanique Moore will be playing with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
The flute player is the recipient of the symphony’s two-year fellowship designed to place one young African American musician on an orchestral career path.
Moore, of Redford Township, Mich., will be the eighth person awarded the opportunity which is part of the EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians. She will join the symphony in September.
“We’re delighted to welcome Shantanique Moore to Pittsburgh to make music with and learn from the world-class musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,” Melia Tourangeau, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra said in a statement. “We’re proud to be one of the first orchestras in the national effort to increase diversity in American orchestras and our track record shows our success in helping our EQT Fellows advance their orchestral careers.”
Moore, accomplished musician and flute instructor, has performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Toledo Symphony and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, among others, according to the release.
She is the winner of First Prize in the Ervin Monroe Young Artist Competition in 2016, the Southern Great Lakes Concerto Competition in 2013, and the Wayne State Concerto Competition of 2012 and is a graduate of Wayne State University with a master of music, flute performance and bachelor of music, flute performance.
She will spend two seasons immersed in the working environment of the symphony.
“With the mentorship of the Pittsburgh Symphony musicians, the performance opportunities and mock auditions, I believe this program will benefit me vastly. Although I have some experience playing in orchestras and taking auditions, being surrounded by professional orchestral musicians will accelerate my progress as an auditioning musician,” Moore said in a statement.
The program is made possible by the generosity of Milton and Nancy Washington, and the title sponsorship support from the EQT Foundation.
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .