Minot Symphony Orchestra to hold auditions

The Minot Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions by appointment on Saturday, Aug. 24. Interested musicians are asked to fill out a survey that can be found at www.minotsymphony.com no later than Aug. 19 to secure an audition time and receive the audition requirements.

“Musicians in high school through adult are encouraged to audition. Although our principal chairs are filled, there are many opportunities throughout the string, woodwind, brass and percussion sections,” Executive Director Ellen Fenner said in a press release. “The Minot Symphony Orchestra is a unique blend of student, community and professional musicians and has been performing in the Magic City for 93 years.”

The symphony will rehearse every Thursday from 7-9:45 p.m. beginning Aug. 29. A stipend per rehearsal or concert is paid to performing musicians. The number of musicians per concert varies depending on the repertoire.

The symphony’s 2019-2020 season includes six public performances: Oct. 12, Nov. 16, Dec. 14, Feb. 8, March 7 and April 25. Season tickets and the new six concert flex passes are available at www.minotsymphony.com or by calling the box office at 858-4228. Single concert tickets will be available in September.

The Minot Symphony, a university and community orchestra, aims to enrich lives by providing opportunities for musicians and inspiration to patrons through education and the performance of diverse orchestral repertoire. The symphony is directed by Efrain Amaya, assistant professor of music at Minot State University.

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