Grant Park Orchestra
Auditions for highly qualified orchestral musicians take place between January and May prior to the start of the summer season. Check back in early January for the auditions schedule for the 2023 season. Please direct questions to Orchestra Personnel Manager, Linda Oper, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant Park Chorus
Auditions for highly qualified singers take place in February prior to the start of the summer season. Audition registration will begin in December. Please direct questions to Chorus Personnel Manager, Melissa Hilker, at email@example.com.
Festival String and Vocal Fellowship
The Grant Park Music Festival’s Project String and Vocal 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 ensembles. 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.
2023 FELLOWSHIP AUDITION INFORMATION can be found on our Vocal and String Fellowship pages. Applications are open now until January 27 (Vocal) and February 17 (Strings). If you have questions, please contact Hilary Mercer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Fellowship Alumni.