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Spotlight Orchestra

Spotlight Orchestra at Spotlight Showcase 2019.

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REHEARSAL WEEK CALENDAR

About the program

Students with instrumental interest or experience in musical theater are invited to audition for the Spotlight Orchestra with a submission of required materials including: resume and video audition (piece of your choosing and posted excerpts). This experience will include mentorship/rehearsals alongside industry professionals and playing Spotlight Showcase at the historic State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis.

Applications for Spotlight orchestra close Monday, April 4, 2022.

2022 Spotlight Orchestra calendar*

April 29: Spotlight Orchestra announced

June 6-9: Rehearsal, 6 – 8 p.m.

June 10: Rehearsal, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

June 13: Showcase #1, call time TBD

June 14: Showcase #2, call time TBD

*All rehearsals take place in-person at The Hennepin or 824 Hennepin in Downtown Minneapolis unless otherwise noted. Attendance policy: Students must have NO conflicts with the dates listed above. Mandatory school-related conflicts (including graduation or graduation required-events) will be excused.

The submission period for Technical Theater Career Pathway for Spotlight Showcase 2022 has closed.

What does Spotlight Education look for in a Spotlight Orchestra musician?

  • Musical skill and willingness to grow
  • Preparedness
  • Communication
  • Timeliness
  • Emotional preparedness
  • Leadership in high school theater or music programming
  • Diverse experience