Auditions

The Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions on the following dates:
 
For Second Oboe, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. 
 
For Bass Trombone, on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. 
 
For all strings, on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. 

Please contact MSO Personnel Manager Emily Pantel at auditions@msomn.org regarding this and other audition information.

The Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra is made up of some of the area’s finest professional and amateur instrumentalists, all of whom play as volunteers. Many of our members are professional musicians who play with the MSO not for pay but to be able to enjoy our unique performing experiences and challenging repertoire. We work with our host organizations to present and promote symphonic performances for diverse audiences, and we enjoy significant financial support from our audience members and other supporters. We also rely on voluntary player contributions of $125 per season, payable on flexible schedules.

String auditions are scheduled through the Personnel Manager. Please use this link to email the MSO Personnel Manager regarding Auditions (auditions@msomn.org) or call the MSO office at 612-567-6724. Please state your orchestral instrument and give your full name and contact information. We will then contact you regarding an audition. Please prepare the music excerpts linked below as well as a two minute unaccompanied solo of your choice.

  Audition Excerpts (PDFs)
 Second Oboe
 Bass Trombone
 Violin
 Viola
 Cello
 Bass

Auditions for other winds, brass and percussion: Currently there are no chairs open for these positions. Please consider auditioning to be on the substitute list. Substitute List: If you would like to audition for MSO’s substitute list (any instrument), please use this link to email the MSO Personnel Manager (auditions@msomn.org) or call the MSO office at 612-567-6724. Please state your orchestral instrument and give your full name and contact information. We will be in touch regarding your audition.