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Classical Music

Mankato Symphony Orchestra plays 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 19, 2023


In addition to recordings, include a resume and contact information as found in the audition registration form. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

In person auditions will take place on the following dates: 

MINNEAPOLIS: April 18, 2023, 5:00-9:00pm

Ferguson Hall, University of Minnesota

2128 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN

MANKATO: April 20, 2023, 4:00-7:00pm

Lee Theater, Bethany Lutheran College

700 Luther Drive, Mankato, MN 56001

Auditions are now closed.

Registration will close 4/17 at 5pm

Send any questions to Benji at

For Concertmaster, Principal, and Associate Principal Auditions: please prepare two excerpts of concertos or solo pieces of your choice not to exceede more than 5 minutes, plus the following excerpts for download. The total audition time is not to exceed 15 minutes.

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.

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