audition information

Principal ArtistsApprentice Artist ProgramFestival Orchestra

AUDITIONS


Des Moines Metro Opera annually hears hundreds of auditions for Principal Artist Positions, the Apprentice Artist Program and for members of the Festival Orchestra. Click on the title of the program above for current audition information.

PRINCIPAL ARTISTS

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the 2017 Summer Festival Season. Principal roles have been cast for the upcoming season. Please check back in August for information about auditions for the 2018 Summer Festival Season.

APPRENTICE ARTIST PROGRAM
Sponsored by Frank R. Brownell III

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the Apprentice Artist Program. Applications for the 2017 Summer Festival Season have closed. Please check back in August for links to our YAP Tracker application and information about auditions for the 2018 Summer Festival Season.

ORCHESTRA

Recorded auditions are being held for the following positions:

PRINCIPAL OBOE (one year, possibly permanent)
PRINCIPAL HORN (one year, possibly permanent)
PRINCIPAL TRUMPET
SECTION THIRD TRUMPET (non-core, renewable)
SECTION SECOND TROMBONE
SECTION PERCUSSION (one year non-core, possibility of renewal)
PRINCIPAL SECOND VIOLIN
SECTION VIOLIN (one year, possibly permanent)
PRINCIPAL VIOLA
PRINCIPAL CELLO (one year, possibly permanent)
SECTION CELLO (core position)

Audition materials available beginning November 7, 2016.
Audition application postmark deadline January 7, 2017.

To request audition materials, please contact Chari Kruse by phone at (515) 961-6221 or by e-mail at dmmo@dmmo.org.