Firebird Fellowship

The Firebird Fellowship is AIM's investment in teachers as the vital change agents for tackling inequality through music education.

What is the Firebird Fellowship?

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE FIREBIRD FELLOWSHIP 2024-25!

40 teachers from pioneering music for social action programs commit to a 15-month learning journey to become outstanding teachers. They do it together - they are the Firebird Fellowship.  

In a combination of interactive online and in-person learning, Fellows delve into the fundamentals of teaching, guided by expert coaches and international artists and supported by a global community of peers.

Hear from our firebirds

Adriana Medina, 2022

Barrios Orquestados

Aglaya González, 2022

Reina Sofia School of Music

Ana Gabriela Landaeta Ruíz, 2022

Sinfonia por el Peru

Arapuá Martins de França, 2022

NEOJIBA

Bella Lordelo Ramos, 2022

NEOJIBA

Bryce Tempest, 2022

Paterson Music Project

Carlos Arrivillaga, 2022

Sinfonia por el Peru

Clara Marimon Climent, 2022

Reina Sofia School of Music

Daniela Marques do Brito, 2022

Orquestra Geração

Duván Andrés Aristizábal, 2022

Iberacademy

Erika Gómez Salinas, 2022

Sinfonia por el Peru

Jamily Diwlay Santos dos Anjos, 2022

NEOJIBA

Jeremy Watson, 2022

Paterson Music Project

Jessie O'Hara, 2022

Tocando Music Project

Jorge Mario Herrera, 2022

Iberacademy

Juan Gonçalves, 2022

Barrios Orquestados

Kamarachi Tonny, 2022

Brass for Africa

Liliana Pessoa Albino, 2022

Orquestra Geração

María José Prioló Guzmán, 2022

Iberacademy

Mariana Herwans Matias de Oliveira, 2022

NEOJIBA

Mariana Jacinto Santos, 2022

Orquestra Geração

Mwebe Julius, 2022

Brass for Africa

Pablo Silva, 2022

Teatro de Lago

Raphael de Souza Elias, 2022

NEOJIBA

Samuel David Palomino Kingjler, 2022

Reina Sofia School of Music

Santiago Preciado Restrepo, 2022

Iberacademy

Sara Abreu, 2022

Orquestra Geração

Sasha Sanchez, 2022

Iberacademy

Sebastian Ostertag, 2022

Sistema Toronto

Sekiranda Mouris, 2022

Brass for Africa

Sonia Cáceres, 2022

Orkidstra

Stefan Lazarevic, 2022

Paterson Music Project

Tania Cantallops, 2022

Barrios Orquestados

Timothy Egan, 2022

Paterson Music Project

Zabdiel Hernández Sánchez, 2022

Reina Sofia School of Music

Alejandro Giraldo, 2021

Iberacademy

Andre Camacho, 2021

NUCLEO

Andrés Mejía Rojas, 2021

Iberacademy

Anton Clarke-Butler, 2021

NUCLEO

Carola Christ, 2021

Dream Orchestra

Christy Grace, 2021

BSO OrchKids

Daniel Bermúdez Tamayo, 2021

Iberacademy

Eleni Liora, 2021

El Sistema Greece

Felipe Muñoz, 2021

Iberacademy

Filipa Jordão, 2021

Orquestra Geração

Francis Gagliardi, 2021

El Sistema Greece

Giannis Ismirnioglou, 2021

El Sistema Greece

Hannes Schöggl, 2021

Superar Austria

Jacqueline Monteiro, 2021

Orquestra Geração

Kai Jack, 2021

Dream Orchestra

Leyre Foltmann, 2021

Acción por la Música

Margarida Abrantes, 2021

Orquestra Geraçao

Mollie Westbrook, 2021

BSO OrchKids

Mookho Rankala, 2021

Dream Orchestra

Natali Espinosa Herrera, 2021

Iberacademy

Oswin Carruido, 2021

Barış İçin Müzik

Pablo Parra, 2021

Accion por la Musica

Santiago Bernal Montaña, 2021

Iberacademy

Simge Günel, 2021

Barış İçin Müzik

Susana Rivero Cangas, 2021

Reina Sofia School of Music

Catherine Butler, 2022

Paterson Music Project

Nyombi Michael Feston, 2022

Brass for Africa

5 Pillars of Practice

5 Pillars of practice articulate key areas of growth that Firebird Fellows are looking to activate in their students. Not only do these pillars guide the Fellows’ approach to teaching, they also underpin AIM’s approach to training teachers, who need and deserve to experience the same transformational learning they want to bring to their music spaces. 

Timeline and Milestones so far

Timeline

40 teachers from Music Programs around the world partner with AIM for the Firebird Fellowship

February 2024

2024 Firebird Fellows get started online

April 2024

Firebird Fellows in-person 2 week Residency 2024 in Lisbon

August 2024

Music Program leaders gather as a Leaders Circle

August 2024

Firebird Fellows begin their teaching and action research

September 2024

2025 Firebird Fellows start online

April 2025

Firebird Fellows graduate and pass the flame to the 2025 cohort

July 2025

Alumni Program starts for 2024 cohort

August 2025

Firebird Fellowship Posts

11.15.2021

Firebird Residency 2021

Firebirds unite IN PERSON after 1 year learning together online!

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1.5.2022

Firebird Fellowship 2020 Virtual

Firebirds reflect on 3 weeks of online learning in the summer of 2020.

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Firebird Fellowship FAQs

MUSIC PROGRAM LEADERS INTERESTED IN THE FIREBIRD FELLOWSHIP 2024-25

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