As it prepares for its 42nd consecutive season, the Starkville/Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra will hold open auditions for a variety of instruments.
Those wishing to audition, including high school string players, will have an opportunity Aug. 18-Sept. 15 at designated times determined by calling symphony director Michael Brown, head of MSUâ€™s music department.
He can be reached at 662-325-3070; or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
â€śIâ€™ll help schedule an audition time and share audition materials and procedures with those who contact me,â€ť Brown said.
Auditions are available for the following instruments:
â€˘ All strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass)
â€˘ Second bassoon
â€˘ Second French horn
â€˘ Section percussion
â€˘ Acting second trumpet (one-year appointment)
A professional orchestra, the symphony pays a per-service honorarium for performances. High school students selected as student apprentices will not receive honoraria, but are encouraged to audition. All performances are free and are scheduled for MSUâ€™s historic Bettersworth Auditorium in Lee Hall.
The public performances scheduled for the season may be found at http://starkvillemsusymphony.org/.