IMPORTANT: Due to the rapidly evolving developments around the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-IN), and in consultation with the Chicago Federation of Musicians and the Festival’s Orchestra and Audition Committees, the Grant Park Music Festival has decided to postpone the section bass, principal percussion/assistant principal timpani, and second oboe auditions. We will hold these auditions in 2021. You may check the Festival’s website in January 2021 for new audition dates.

Preliminary Rounds: March 26 - 27, 2020; 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Semi-Final and Final Rounds: March 28, 2020
Application and Deposit Receipt Deadline: March 3, 2020
Audition Location:  Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Downtown Chicago

Audition Repertoire List is available HERE.

Audition venue and hotel information can be found HERE.


Applicants should complete the online application at the link below.  In addition to completing the online application, applicants will need to send an audition deposit of $100, utilizing the instructions received after completing the online application.  Audition dates and times will only be assigned after receipt of both the online application and audition deposit.  Applicants will have 5 days after notification of their assigned audition date and time to cancel taking the audition.  Cancellations after this 5-day period will result in forfeiture of the deposit.