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Spotlight Orchestra

About the program

Student musicians with instrumental interest or experience in musical theater are invited to apply for the Spotlight Orchestra with a submission of required materials including a resume and video audition (a piece of their choosing – no more than three (3) minutes). This experience will include mentorship and rehearsals alongside industry professionals and performing in the pit orchestra for Spotlight Showcase at the historic State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis.

Spotlight Education considers three different areas when selecting Spotlight Orchestra musicians:

  • Skill level in musical abilities

    • Technique

    • Preparedness in materials rehearsals

    • Timeliness

  • Leadership

    • Team-oriented

    • Communication

    • Leadership in high school theater program

    • Collaboration

  • Willingness and opportunity to grow

    • Curious

    • Emotional preparedness

    • Diverse experience