Auditions

The Grant Park Music Festival accepts applications for auditions to the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus, along with its Project Inclusion Fellowship program, when posted below. Only highly qualified candidates should apply.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA

The Grant Park Orchestra is happy to announce the following vacancies for the Festival's 2017 season:

  • 3rd HORN
  • ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL TRUMPET
  • BASS TROMBONE
  • SECTION VIOLIN (2 POSITIONS)
  • ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL VIOLA
  • POSSIBLE SECTION VIOLA

Orchestra Audition Dates:

Audition dates will be scheduled for February and March 2017. Only highly qualified applicants should apply.

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GRANT PARK CHORUS

All voice parts are welcome. We are especially encouraging Tenors and Bass 2 to audition.

Chorus Audition Dates:

  • February 9 – 20, 2017 (current members)
  • February 11; 18; 20-23, 2017 (new members)

Deadline:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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PROJECT INCLUSION FELLOWSHIP

The Project Inclusion Fellowship Program is a unique paid opportunity for singers and string players from diverse backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the symphonic and symphonic choral field, including African-American and Latino, to join with the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus for the 2017 Season, working with its outstanding artistic leaders, Carlos Kalmar (Music Director) and Christopher Bell (Chorus Director). Project Inclusion began as a partnership between Grant Park Music Festival and Chicago Sinfonietta that aims to increase diversity among orchestral and symphonic choral ensembles and guide young musicians toward successful professional careers in music. All participants will be provided with a stipend.

Choral Fellowship Details:

PROGRAM DATES: May 30 – June 30, 2017
AVAILABLE: Soprano (1), Alto (1), Tenor (1), Bass (1)
FELLOWSHIP STIPEND: $3,800.00 (approximation based on rehearsal/performance schedule)
VIDEO AUDITION DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
FINAL AUDITIONS: February 20-23, 2017 in Chicago, IL(Qualified Candidates will receive a travel stipend)

String Fellowship Details:

PROGRAM DATES: June 5 – July 29, 2017
AVAILABLE: Violin (2), Viola (1), Cello (1)
FELLOWSHIP STIPEND: $6,800.00 (approximation based on rehearsal/performance schedule)
VIDEO AUDITION DEADLINE: Friday, February 17, 2017
FINAL AUDITION: Thursday March 16, 2017 in Chicago, IL(Qualified Candidates will receive a travel stipend)

Qualifications:

  • Be currently enrolled, or a recent graduate of a college-level voice or string program. Applicants must be 18-29 years of age as of May 30, 2017
  • Be from a community or group that has been traditionally underrepresented in the symphonic choral and orchestral fields, including, but not limited to: underrepresented racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic groups , such as African American or Latino
  • Express a sincere interest in pursuing music as a career

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