Rosemary and David Good Fellowship Application

Myles Blakemore performs with the Minnesota Orchestra

Application for Fellowship which begins September 2020
Deadline: April 27, 2020

The application deadline for the 2020-21 Season has passed. Please check back Spring of 2021 for information on next year.

The Minnesota Orchestra’s Rosemary and David Good Fellowship is a two-year program intended to enhance opportunities for African American, Latin American and Native American professional orchestral musicians early in their careers and to encourage greater diversity in the orchestral field.

Auditions will be held for violin, viola, cello, horn, trombone and bass trombone.

Live auditions and interviews TBA at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.

  • Domestic travel (or equivalent) and lodging provided for invited finalists

Fellowship details:

  • Attend Orchestra rehearsals, sitting both on stage and in the house.
  • Performance opportunities in the Orchestra as determined by principal, increasing over time.
  • Regular lessons with Minnesota Orchestra musicians.
  • Official musician mentor from another section in the Orchestra.
  • Mock auditions, both informal and formal.
  • Stipend to take outside auditions.
  • Participate in education and outreach work including presentations, school visits, work with community partners, Young People’s concerts.
  • Member of Diversity and Inclusion Committee which consists of Minnesota Orchestra board members, musicians and staff.
  • Join Development meetings with funders as appropriate.
  • Annual salary guarantee -- $40,000 with benefits. (Salary includes playing in the Orchestra for 54 services/season. Paid at regular sub rate for any additional services beyond the 54.)

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application (link below)
  • One page resume
  • Prescreening audition recording: Repertoire List (PDF) 
  • Candidates must be able to work indefinitely in the United States without sponsorship.

The Minnesota Orchestra is committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization that reflects the diversity of Minnesota. We encourage applicants from all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds. The Minnesota Orchestra embraces its commitment to equal opportunity for all applicants, regardless of race, gender, religion, age, marital or veteran’s status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law.