MacPhail Concerto & Aria Concert Application

The MacPhail Concerto & Aria Concert is MacPhail’s premiere performance event featuring MacPhail student soloists performing with an orchestra of professional musicians. Six performances are selected through two rounds of auditions to perform with orchestra. One additional student soloist is selected to perform with the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis, conducted by Mark Mandarano. The MacPhail concert features a chamber-sized orchestra and the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis concert features a full-sized symphonic orchestra.

While there are two performance opportunities, there is only one application and audition process; seven performances total will be selected. Please see the bottom of this application page for more details regarding audition piece length, orchestra size, instrumentation and orchestral difficulty.

Applications are due Friday, December 1, 2023 by 5:00 PM.


Applications due by Friday, December 1, 2023 by 5 pm.

Preliminary Auditions: Sunday, January 14, 2024 starting at 12:30pm

Final Auditions: Sunday, January 28, 2024 starting at 12:30pm, The final auditions are open to the public

MacPhail Concerto & Aria Concert: Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 3:30pm in Antonello Hall

  • Rehearsal with orchestra #1: Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 6:00 to 9:00pm in Antonello Hall
  • Rehearsal with orchestra #2: Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 3 to 5:30 pm in Antonello Hall

Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis Concert: Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 3:00pm at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

  • Rehearsals with orchestra: TBD

Complete this form to apply.


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Please contact Soojin Lee, Student Performance Coordinator, at [email protected].

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