Featured: The Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale to Hold Live Auditions for String Interns

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Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale


May 14, 2021
by Matthew Glover

The Billings Symphony will hold live auditions for string interns on Saturday, June 26, 2021. (An intern is a musician who has not completed high school or the equivalent.) At this time, submissions for substitute auditions for all positions are only being accepted electronically.

Individuals interested in auditioning should visit the Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale careers webpage at https://billingssymphony.org/auditions/ for audition information and repertoire listings. The string intern audition sign-up deadline is Friday, June 11 by 5:00 PM. Audition materials are available (upon audition sign-up) via email from our Manager of Artistic Operations.

The Billings Symphony’s 2021–2022 season repertoire includes such works as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Copland’s Appalachian Spring, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

The Billings Symphony is a professional orchestra, and all musicians must successfully complete a double-blind audition prior to engagement. Double-blind auditions are held with the candidate performing behind a screen where the auditionee cannot see the audition committee and in the same fashion, the audition committee does not know the identity of the auditionee.

“The Billings Symphony Orchestra is an extraordinary professional orchestra, populated with passionate, talented musicians,” says Anne Harrigan, music director, and conductor of the BSOC. “We strongly encourage musicians from around the region who are interested in playing at this level to audition.”

Auditions for the Billings Symphony Chorale will be held in early August 2022.

The Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale (BSOC) is the largest professional orchestra in Montana. Established in 1951, the BSOC strives to enrich lives through music. Consisting of over 135 musicians, the BSOC serves a regional population of 400,000 people located throughout South Central and Eastern Montana, and Northeastern Wyoming by introducing music to children, youth, adults, and seniors through Explore Music!, the BSOC’s community engagement program. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.