Classical Music

Audition registration is closed.

Mankato Symphony Orchestra plays 3-5 symphonic concerts per season, 4 family educational concerts with string quartet, and 4-5 chamber music concerts. Musicians may also be contacted for other freelance work for regional arts nonprofits, weddings, and various other special event opportunities. 


Although in-person auditions are preferred, video audition submissions will be accepted from emailed links to Google Drive, Dropbox, and/or unlisted YouTube videos (videos to verify live recordings). Members of the Mankato Symphony are chosen by blind audition, and the Director of Operations will extract audio from the video provided to forward onto the audition panel.

Video auditions must be submitted by email to by August 26, 2021


In addition to recordings, include a resume and contact information. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

In person auditions will take place on the following dates: 

MANKATO: August 25, 2021, 3:00-7:00pm

Emy Frentz Arts Guild

523 S 2nd St, Mankato, MN

MINNEAPOLIS: August 26, 2021, 3:00-7:00pm

Ferguson Hall, University of Minnesota

2128 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN


Forward any questions to Benji at

For all section auditions: please prepare a concerto or solo piece of your choice not exceeding more than 3 minutes, plus the following excerpts for download. The total audition time is not to exceed 10 minutes.

For principal/associate principal positions: please prepare two concert or solo pieces of your choices not exceeding more than 3 minutes each, plus the follow excerpts for download. The total audition time is not to exceed 15 minutes.