2019-2020 IRIS ARTIST FELLOWS
The Iris Artist Fellowship residency program offers emerging musicians from historically underrepresented populations in classical music a year of outstanding performance experience with guided opportunities to exercise their passion for community service through music engagement. This year’s Fellows are Carrington Truehart, cello and Amaro Dubuis, viola. Together they keep a busy schedule mentoring young musicians in Memphis area schools, creating community-building music opportunities, and performing as members of Iris Orchestra and as a chamber ensemble. Learn More about the Iris Artist Fellowship Program.
If you would like to support the Iris Artist Fellowship residency program, Marcia Kaufmann, Executive Director, is available to talk. She would be delighted to discuss ways to structure your gift so that it is helpful to this program and these emerging artists, while being meaningful and personal to you. Marcia can be reached at the Iris Orchestra office at (901)751-7669. Correspondence and gifts should be forwarded to her attention at: Iris Orchestra 1801 Exeter Rd. Germantown, TN 38138.
Memphis native Carrington Truehart is this season’s cello fellow in the Iris Artist Fellowship program (IAF). Truehart received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Master’s Degree in Cello Performance from the University of Memphis. He has been a member of the Jackson Symphony, PRIZM ensemble, and more. Truehart deeply values Iris Orchestra’s commitment to supporting diversity and community outreach.This will be his second year in the IAF program.
Brazilian violist Amaro Dubois is this season’s viola fellow in the Iris Artist Fellowship program (IAF). Amaro earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance (with a specialty in chamber music) from the Brazilian Conservatory of Music and his Master’s Degree in Viola Performance from the University of Alabama. He has played for groups such as the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, the Mobile Symphony Orchestra, the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra. and more.