The Grant Park Orchestra & Chorus


Grant Park Orchestra

Auditions for highly qualified orchestral musicians take place between January and May prior to the start of the summer season. More information about 2022 auditions is available HERE. Please direct questions to Orchestra Personnel Manager, Linda Oper, at

Grant Park Chorus

Chorus.jpgAuditions for highly qualified singers take place in February prior to the start of the summer season. More information about 2022 chorus auditions is available HERE. Please direct questions to Chorus Personnel Manager, Melissa Hilker, at

Project Inclusion

The Grant Park Music Festival’s Project Inclusion Fellowship is a paid training opportunity for BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) singers and string players which aims to prepare young artists to win positions in professional PI Portrait.jpgensembles. Fellows rehearse and perform with the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus, receive mentorship from Festival artistic leadership, musicians, and guest artists, perform chamber music in communities throughout Chicago, take part in valuable professional development sessions, and participate in education and community engagement activities.

The 2022 Project Inclusion Fellowship runs June 5-July 30 for string players and June 1-July 2 for singers. The Festival is now accepting applications for both the string and vocal programs. If you have questions, please contact Hilary Mercer at