The fellowship offers students a full scholarship to the USC Thornton School of Music.
The showcase highlights the artistic talents of musicians and dancers over two nights.
Visions and Voices Arts and Humanities Initiative brought the famous singer to the school.
Violinist Alice Schoenfeld donated the money for a new performance hall Monday.
Violinist Glenn Dicterow and music critic Tim Page spoke Friday about each of their crafts.
Cellists from around the world will play on campus and downtown for the 10-day festival.