The Charlotte Symphony is committed to partnering with today's diverse array of talented composers and artists.

In 2018-19, the Charlotte Symphony engaged Nkeiru Okoye as composer in residence, commissioning a piece written in celebration of Charlotte at 250. The work, Charlotte Mecklenburg, was premiered at the Symphony's Opening Night gala on September 21, 2018, which featured Joshua Bell. Read press coverage here

In 2017-18, we engaged Grammy Award-winning violinist, composer, and educator Mark O'Connor as our artist in residence.