Find Your Pathway

Equity Arc provides musicians with comprehensive support in their journey from student to professional.

Our Fellows

Equity Arc will match BIPOC instrumentalists with mentors and provide a variety of advancement opportunities, to help break down barriers and ensure success in the field.

There are various ways to become an Equity Arc Fellow, including participation in the National Pathways Festival Orchestra or studying in a partner Pathways program.

To learn more about how you can get involved, contact

“The guidance we’ve gotten and the opportunities that have been provided have made a difference in our lives. We are the students who are going to be shaping the musical world. We’re the ones who will be getting spots in orchestras and making the classical world more diverse.”

Anika Veda, Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative Fellow



National Pathways Festival Orchestra

Part of our Annual Convening each spring

Common Application for Summer Study

Deadlines range from December-March