Classical Music

Mankato Symphony Orchestra plays 3-5 symphonic concerts per season, 4 small family educational concerts, 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 significantly 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 audio from your submission will be extracted to forward onto the audition panel. Video auditions must be completed in one take much live a live audition.

Video auditions must be submitted by email to by April 21, 2022


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: April 21, 2022, 3:00-7:00pm

Lee Theater, Bethany Lutheran College

700 Luther Drive, Mankato, MN 56001

MINNEAPOLIS: April 22, 2022, 3:00-7:00pm

Ferguson Hall, University of Minnesota

2128 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN

Registration is now closed.

Send any questions to Benji at

For all 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.



Flute Sub

Oboe 2 Section and Sub

Clarinet Sub

Bassoon Sub


Horn Section and Sub

Trumpet Sub

Trombone Sub

Tuba Sub


Percussion Sub


Violin I and II Section and Sub

Viola Section and Sub
Cello Section and Sub

Bass Section and Sub

MSO has particular needs for all string section positions.