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

Announce the following vacancies beginning with the 2019 season:

  • PRINCIPAL CLARINET (TENURE TRACK)
  • SECOND CLARINET (TENURE TRACK)
  • 3RD CHAIR, 1ST VIOLIN (1-YEAR APPOINTMENT)
  • SECTION VIOLIN (TENURE TRACK)
  • SECTION CELLO (TENURE TRACK)

The Grant Park Orchestra season is currently scheduled to begin June 11, 2019 and run through August 17, 2019. 2018 regular weekly salary is $1,533.80 plus a generous benefits package. 2019 compensation is subject to negotiations.

Audition dates will be scheduled for March and April 2019. Repertoire will not be given over the phone. Only highly qualified applicants should apply. Information related to the auditions will be available at the link below in January 2019.

View Orchestra Audition Information

GRANT PARK CHORUS

The Grant Park Chorus, led by Chorus Director, Christopher Bell, welcomes all voice parts to audition for positions. The Grant Park Chorus is a fully professional ensemble of the highest artistic caliber. Only highly qualified candidates should apply.

Chorus Audition Dates

February 5; 7-9; 13-16; 20-21, 2019

View Chorus Audition Information

Project Inclusion Vocal and String Fellowships

A partnership between Grant Park Music Festival and Chicago Sinfonietta, the Project Inclusion Fellowship Program is a unique paid training opportunity for singers and string players from diverse backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the symphonic and symphonic choral field, such as African-American and Latino musicians. Project Inclusion aims to increase diversity among orchestral and choral ensembles and guide young musicians toward successful professional careers in music. Accepted Fellows will receive professional training and mentorship, performance opportunities with the Grant Park Orchestra & Chorus and in neighborhood chamber concerts throughout the city, as well as a generous stipend. Fellows will also have the opportunity to develop and strengthen public speaking and community engagement skills by working directly with GPMF’s Festival Connect program.

Vocal Fellowship Details

May 29 – June 29, 2019

Positions Available: Soprano (1), Alto (1), Tenor (1), Bass (1)
Fellowship Stipend: $4,300.00 (approximation based on rehearsal/performance schedule)

Vocal Video Application Deadline: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2019
Live Audition for Finalists*: Thursday, February 21, 2019 (in Chicago)

*applicants traveling over 50 miles may qualify for travel support

String Fellowship Details

June 3 – July 27, 2019

Positions Available: Violin (2), Viola (1), Cello (1)
Fellowship Stipend: $6,800.00 (approximation based on rehearsal/performance schedule)

String Video Application Deadline: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019
Live Audition for Finalists*: Friday, March 15, 2019

*applicants traveling over 50 miles may qualify for travel support

View PI Fellowship Audition Information