Student Opportunities

Spotlight Orchestra Auditions Masterclass

Monday, February 28, 2022 at 5:00 pm

900 Hennepin Third Floor

Elaine Burt headshot

Calling all Minnesota high school musicians! Want to be a part of the Minnesota high school theater’s biggest celebration? Join Broadway trumpet player Elaine Burt (Hair, White Christmas) to go over best practices and tips for auditioning for the 2022 Spotlight Orchestra! Plus, bring your instrument and get hands-on experience with the audition material! All instrumentalists (grades 9-12/music directors) are invited.


ELAINE BURT is a recent arrival to the Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota music community after 23 years in New York City. Elaine’s career has taken her all over the world performing with various bands and artists. In New York City, Elaine shared the stage with such greats as Bernadette Peters, Reba McEntire and Idina Menzel. She also performed on Broadway hits, national television programs, studio recording sessions, and with premier jazz orchestras. Elaine frequently tours with Paul Anka and is a member of the band for the Tony Award winning revival of HAIR.