Fellowships at Lincoln Center Education

Congratulations to the UNCSA students selected for the Fellowships at Lincoln Center Education for 2023-24!

Murphy Applin, Jr. Drama
William Brickhouse Music
Aly Candland Dance
Bailey James Drama
Zichao Liu Music
Sophia Pielet Dance

Information about the 2024 application will be posted soon.

The William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellowships at Lincoln Center Education (LCE) is recruiting for a cohort of 6 Fellows who are graduates of UNCSA’s undergraduate or graduate programs in the Schools of Dance, Drama, and Music.  Classes of 2023, 2022, and 2021 will be considered.  

Application Deadline  Mar. 16, 2023
LCE Experiential Workshop (Eisenberg, 8:15-9:45 AM, registration required) Mar. 22, 2023
On-campus Interviews  Mar. 21 - Mar. 23, 2023
Fellowships Announced Apr. 7, 2023

Interviews will take place in-person on the UNCSA campus in Winston-Salem, NC. Applicants, and other interested students and faculty, are encouraged to attend an experiential workshop, entitled Introduction to Lincoln Center Education and Inquiry-Based Learning in the Arts, scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, 8:15-9:45 AM in Eisenberg, modelling effective teaching artist practice based in LCEs inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. Registration is required. 

During the fellowship, Fellows will be supported in their transition from a conservatory training program to the NYC professional artistic community, with a focus in three aspects of development:  teaching artistry, network building, and artistry.  The Fellows will engage in the following activities:

Teaching Artistry

  • Be trained in LCEs Inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning
  • Learn about education departments within arts organizations
  • Have opportunities to practice teaching artistry in on-campus activations
  • Apprentice with LCPA constituent organizations in their education and outreach programming
  • Apprentice with LCE teaching artists in the Access Ambassadors program
  • Support Big Umbrella Festival, which centers audiences with autism and other developmental disabilities by sharing unique approaches to sensory-based, interactive, and intimate artistic experiences to meet audiences exactly as they are.


  • Develop an understanding of the mission, priorities, and organizational structure of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Build a community of artistic and civic practice with their peers and the LCPA community
  • Facilitated introductions to education and programming leadership at NYC arts organizations
  • Mentor-facilitated networking opportunities


  • Conceive and propose an artistic project
  • Engage collaborators to perform, develop materials and creative assets
  • Interact with production and technical to realize project
  • Manage and lead a rehearsal and production process
  • Create a marketing and outreach strategy to advance work

Fellowship Details

Start Date:  July 1, 2023 

End Date:  January 31, 2024 

Vacation and Hiatus Times:  2-weeks off end of August*, 1.5 weeks off Winter Holiday*, all other institutional holidays 

Compensation:  35-hour week, $25/hour, 26 weeks.  A one-time reimbursement relocation stipend of $1000 will be offered.

*Hiatus weeks are unpaid.

Fellowship Application

Review the complete instructions at the application link below. The application should be submitted in a single PDF, labeled as follows: Last Name_First Name-LCE_Kenan Fellowship 23-24.  It will include: 

  • A cover letter of no more than two pages responding to the following prompts: 

o   What attracts you to this Fellowship at Lincoln Center Education?

o   How do you imagine this Fellowship will help you in achieving your professional and artistic goals?

o   Why are you a fit for this Fellowship?

  • Resumé or curriculum vitae 
  • Two current references (at least one from a current UNCSA faculty) 
  • One letter of recommendation from an arts professional or UNCSA Faculty or administrator 
  • To be uploaded to Dropbox: Sample of Artistic Work (works in process are welcome):
    • The sample may be a video, audio recording, images, or writing sample. 
    • If submitting a video or audio recording, please limit the sample to 2 minutes in length. Writing samples should be no longer than 5 pages. 
    • This work is for internal review only and will not be shared outside of the adjudicating team from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and UNCSA.  

The application link will be live Feb. 1 - March 16, 2023. 


For questions contact: careerdevelopment@uncsa.edu