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
- Emotional preparedness
- Leadership in high school theater or music programming
- Diverse experience