The Brooklyn Youth Chorus Van Lier Fellowship

Brooklyn Youth Chorus is thrilled to announce the inaugural Brooklyn Youth Chorus Van Lier Fellows: Sasha Abner, Amor AzorKaitlyn Bovell, and Senlee Dieme.


Left to right: Senlee Dieme, Kaitlyn Bovell, Amor Azor, Sasha Abner

This prestigious Fellowship, provided with support from the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of The New York Community Trust, will provide four of our singers two years of support for musical training, artistic mentorship, and college readiness. Fellows will perform in Brooklyn Youth Chorus’s highest level ensembles, study voice and musicianship both in choral settings and in solo voice lessons, participate in tours, meet regularly with artistic advisors and professional mentors, and partake in masterclasses, all while building the groundwork for college or conservatory readiness. We’re so proud of our first Brooklyn Youth Chorus Van Lier Fellows and we look forward to working with them as they realize their academic goals and build their artistic futures.