Detroit Symphony Orchestra Fellowship Application Guidelines Applications for the 2018-2019 Fellowship will be accepted from all interested African-American musicians who play the following orchestral instruments: Violin Viola Cello Double Bass Flute/Piccolo Oboe Clarinet Bassoon Horn Trumpet Tenor Trombone Percussion
Important Dates: Fellowship Application/CD deadline: December 1, 2017 Applicants should submit the following, to be received in the personnel office, by December 1, 2017: 1. Fellowship Application form (attached at the end of this document) 2. Current résumé 3. Professional quality performance CD, which includes all audition excerpts and solo repertoire as listed for each instrument in this document. DO NOT WRITE YOUR NAME ON THE CD. Please only label the CD jacket or case cover. The CD’s will be labeled as Instrument #1, #2, etc… in order to keep all submissions anonymous.
The above items must be mailed together to: DSO Fellowship Auditions c/o Patrick Peterson 3711 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48201 Notification of applicants: December 18, 2017 Following the review of applicant’s recorded auditions by the screening committee, all applicants will be notified via email of their status by December 18, 2017. Fellowship Live Audition Finals, Orchestra Hall, Detroit, MI: February 13, 2018 Qualified candidates who are accepted for a Fellowship Program final audition will be asked to attend the live audition for the DSO Music Director and the audition committee on February 13, 2018. The DSO will provide travel assistance for those invited individuals. All auditions will be held as blind auditions with the audition candidates separated by a screen from the audition committee members and the Music Director. All auditions will be held at in Orchestra Hall at the Max. M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Fellowship Overview The Fellowship Program is designed to enhance the career development of African-American orchestral musicians. It provides the opportunity to perform with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra during the regular season, September 2018 - June 2019. Alternate weeks not spent playing in the Orchestra are spent in a schedule of individual coaching, mentoring, and training in audition techniques. Specifics regarding the program are outlined below: The DSO Fellow: -is to perform with the Orchestra for 18 weeks of the season. 2018-19 compensation for 18 weeks of orchestra performance totals $40,374 (weekly rate/$2,243). -is to participate in 18 weeks of individual lesson coaching. A stipend for lessons is provided. 2018-19 lesson stipend is $1,800 (weekly rate/$100) -is to participate in a minimum of three (3) DSO mock auditions during the residency. -is to take a minimum of one non-DSO audition during the period of the Fellow’s DSO residency, contingent upon available openings. Travel assistance is provided. -is to take any available DSO audition, in the fellow’s section. -is to observe DSO auditions within the fellow’s instrument group. -is to attend and observe DSO rehearsals and performances during non-playing weeks. -is to provide service to the DSO Education Department (i.e. assistance with the DSO Training Ensembles auditions, coaching and/or sectionals, or visits to schools to perform or make presentations).