News & Events


Next Begins Now

Thank you so much to everyone for tuning in to Luminarts’ signature fall celebration, Next begins Now! We loved seeing everyone and are so grateful for your support of our extraordinary Fellows.

For anyone who missed the event, the full program is below, and can also be viewed by clicking HERE. The official program book may be found HERE.


Coming in November: Luminarts (not so) Live, Featuring Alexander Hersh

Stay tuned for a special Luminarts (not so) Live performance by Alexander Hersh, Luminarts Fellow in Classical Music, Cello, coming in November. To learn more about Alexander, click HERE.


2021 Fellowship Applications Now Open

Applications for the following 2021 Luminarts Fellowship Programs are now open:

  • Classical Music Fellowship
  • Creative Writing Fellowship
  • Jazz Fellowship
  • Visual Arts Fellowship

Click HERE to learn more about eligibility, guidelines, and to apply!




Luminarts (not so) Live, Featuring Imani Rousselle

Please enjoy this special performance by Imani Rousselle, 2018 Luminarts Fellow in Jazz Improvisation Voice. Imani is accompanied by Brooke Wyatt.


Luminarts (not so) Live Featuring Lindsay Metzger

Please enjoy this special performance by Lindsay Metzger, 2017 Luminarts Fellow in Classical Music Women’s Voice, Mezzo-Soprano. Lindsay is accompanied by a recording from Craig Terry.


Luminarts (not so) Live, Featuring Chen-Shen Fan

Please enjoy this special performance by Luminarts Fellow in Classical Piano Chen-Shen Fan (2016). We promise there are few classical pianists working today who are as charismatic and talented as Chen-Shen, who is a PhD candidate in musical arts at Northwestern University, but due to COVID-19 is currently with family in Tokyo.

Disappointed that he could not perform live for us in March as planned, he has shared these video performances which were created for you. Chen-Shen begins with a performance of Robert Schumann’s “Davidsbundlertanze, OP. 6” and then treats us to Johannes Brahms’ “Selections of Waltzes, Op. 39” assisted by pianist Tonia Miki.