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 under the baton of conductor Chi-Chi Lin Bestmann. 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 Cary John Franklin. 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 Thursday, December 1, 2022 by 5:00 PM.

Schedule

Applications due by Thursday, December 1, 2022 by 5 pm.

Preliminary Auditions: Sunday, January 15, 2023 starting at 12:30 pm

Final Auditions: Sunday, January 29, 2023 starting at 12:30pm

MacPhail Concerto & Aria Concert: Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 3:30pm in Antonello Hall

  • Rehearsal with orchestra #1: Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 6:00 to 9:00pm in Antonello Hall
  • Rehearsal with orchestra #2: Sunday, March 4, 2023 from 3 to 5:30 pm in Antonello Hall

Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis Concert: Friday, May 14, 2023 at 3:00pm at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

  • Rehearsals with orchestra: Tuesday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 9, 2023
  • Dress Rehearsal with orchestra: Saturday, May 13, 2023

Complete this form to apply.

Eligibility

Fees & Accompanists

Time Limit

Other Details

Questions

Please contact Soojin Lee, Student Performance Coordinator, at lee.soojin@macphail.org.

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