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For these young musicians of color, fortissima means opportunity

The Fortissima Fellows pose at one of their monthly sessions.
The Fortissima Fellows pose at one of their monthly sessions.
Jazmín Morales

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In music, fortissimo means "very strong." For a group of six young female musicians of color in LA, "fortissima" means opportunity.

That's because the Colburn School has its first cohort of Fortissima Fellows. The program provides workshops, mentorship, and a community to high-school aged women of color interested in classical music.