March 2014 Archives

Musicians Needed for Musical

Coon Rapids High School Theatre Department is putting on the musical "All Shook Up", -- a fantastic musical blending the story of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" with the music of Elvis Presley. While we have most of the parts covered, we need some strong, capable musicians to fill in some gaps.

Parts needed:

2 guitarists, both involving the need to be able to read music (no tabs readers, please), and both books involve acoustic and electric guitar.

1 keyboardist
, the Keyboard II book, involving mostly synth organ parts- we can provide the synth keyboard if necessary.

1 trumpet, playing the Trumpet 1 book, must have strong endurance and high range (notes are usually above the staff, pushing up normally into the D-F above the high C).

The show itself is May 1-3, and May 8-10 with two performances on the 10th. If possible, availability for rehearsals April 21st (time TBD), and April 28-29 (6-10pm) and April 30 (5-8pm) is highly preferred.

If interested, contact...

We can discuss payment for services rendered at that time, as well.

Violinist and Guitarist for Wedding

Who: Violinist+Guitarist (ok to contact us as duet or individual musician)
When: Sunday, May 25th 4:00pm (Memorial Day Weekend Sunday)
What/Where: Wedding at Minnetonka Orchards, Minnetrista, MN
Why: UMN alums getting married and looking to support our school and its talented musicians


Opportunity for Musicians

Who: Brass, winds, strings and vocalists
When: Sunday, April 20th 10:15am (Easter Sunday)
What/Where: Sunday Service at Forest Hills Church in Forest Lake, MN
Why: Easy music, fun people, great experience and a little extra cash in your pocket.

Contact ...

Pianist for Worship Services

Pianist needed for Sunday Worship services for 1 hour (10:00-11:00am).

We are a non denominational Native American congregation.
Ho Waste Teca, Prior Lake, MN

Compensation: $50.00

If interested, call...

Voice Lessons

Looking for a voice lesson teacher. I sing bass. I sang a lot several years ago and would like to get back into singing regularly.


Violinist for Wedding

Seeking a violinist for a wedding this weekend.

Date/Time: Saturday, March 29th - ceremony begins at 4pm
Location: Hope Community Church 724 11th Ave S. Minneapolis, MN

Song: A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

For additional details, contact...

Director for Community Band

Lex-Ham Community Band is looking for a director. We've been around for more than twenty years. As part of Lex-Ham Community Arts our goal is to provide performing arts activities for the Lexington-Hamline neighborhood of Saint Paul and surrounding areas. In recent years we've been averaging about 45 amateur musicians with a fairly wide range of skill levels. We meet just about every week, either for rehearsal or a concert. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 7:30 to 9:00pm at the Concordia University band room in Saint Paul. We perform, on average, once a month in various venues - parks in the summer, malls in the winter, retirement communities any time of year. Our concerts are free to the public.

Director will:
Select the music for our performances - we have a respectable (and growing) library from which to choose.
Run and conduct rehearsals - you'll have to be patient - we have a range of skill levels.
Conduct our concerts - so you'll have to come up with some engaging patter for the audience between numbers.

We have a fairly good support crew that will: place music in folders, take music out of folders, buy music, haul equipment and music stands, schedule venues for concerts, find rehearsal space.

We would like the director sit on the board of directors for Lex-Ham Community Arts. They meet for a couple hours every two months (usually on a Sunday afternoon). Your primary duty there would be to report on what the band is doing. They're a pretty nice bunch, but it is a volunteer organization, so they'll probably try to get you to volunteer for other duties. (Maybe you'll like what they do so much that you'll agree.)

So what do you get in return for all your efforts? You mean besides the pleasure of leading a bunch of enthusiastic folks as they explore the joy of making music in a large ensemble? (Ok, fine. We'll let you write the next job description.) Our band director receives a $500 annual stipend, paid on a quarterly basis.

Interested? Questions? Send a note to ... Tell us a little bit about your background and experience with directing, maybe attach your resume. If we like what we see we'll invite you to take the band through a rehearsal in April to get their feedback. We hope to have the whole process finished by May, so you have time to get us ready for the summer concert season.

Seeking U of M Musicians for MN State Fair

The College of Liberal Arts is seeking School of Music ensembles to perform at the Minnesota State Fair on the U of M Stage.

When: August 21 - September 1, 10-4 Mon-Thur, and 10-6 Fri-Sun
Where: U of M Building on Dan Patch Ave (close to Snelling Ave entrance)
Stage: 12' x 12', 3' high, with a canopy
Compensation: Free entry into the Fair
Hosted by: U of M alumnus and Gopher Sports announcer Matt Nelson, who will host stage activities and to highlight the exhibits and groups in the building so that everyone sees more traffic.
Storage: Instruments/equipment can be stored securely at the U of M building when you are not performing, so you can enjoy the Fair while you are there.

The College of Liberal Arts will once again showcase many of its departments inside the U of M building during the course of the State Fair. We invite our outstanding student musicians to join us by performing on the U of M stage for hundreds of Fairgoers. The schedule is wide open at this point and we welcome all types of ensembles--vocal, brass, steel drum, strings--whatever!

Comp tickets will be provided to musicians who commit to performing for at least 60 minutes (this can be split into two 30 minute shifts).

Contact Jackie Stone at with your name, ensemble description, number of members, and date(s) you prefer.
Early deadline (to be included in printed materials) is Friday, May 23.

Transcription project for violin

Looking for someone to transcribe recorded music for violin.

Band members in a theater production want the violinist to play along with the melody line of the vocalist. Looking for someone to write the recorded melody onto sheet music. There is no other sheet music to work from -- only a recording is available.


Erhu Violin Player for Film

Film/video artist from Minneapolis is looking for an Erhu violin player to record a short piece to for the use in a short video installation. He has access to a recording facility and the process should take between 3-4 hours at the most.

Payment is $100 for the gig and credit if desired in online content.


Pianist and Clarinetist for collaboration (On Campus)

Current U of M music student/record producer is seeking instrumentalists for a 3 movement piece called Unexpected Encounters written for piano and clarinet.

Project Details:
Looking to develop a choreography around the music and thought this could provide an amazing opportunity for inter-departmental collaboration! The choreography is open, but the rough thematic outlines I have in mind consist in a kind of festive piece where a protagonist encounters unfamiliar people, sort of exploring the dynamics of western culture's encounters with the orient and how it often exoticizes and even mystifies the orient. I know a talented sculptor in the department of Art who is interested in designing masks made to signify such mystification. I'm looking for a talented pianist and clarinetist. Overall, I think this would provide an excellent way for students and faculty to collaborate across three departments while creating a new work of art!

We will rehearse at the Rarig Theater, roughly an hour a week.


Blues for Banquet (On Campus)

Blues band to play at banquet for the 2014 Organization for the Study of Sex Differences to be held on campus on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 7:30-9 pm. I want the band to have a UM connection, so I am looking for a group composed of either students or faculty.

Please contact ... for more information.

Jazz Duo or Soloist for Lecture Event

We are looking for a jazz duo (guitar and upright bass preferable), acoustic guitarist, or accordionist to play in the lobby before an author lecture at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. We would need someone to commit to two 30 minutes performances - one on Thursday evening, April 24th around 7pm and the other Friday morning, April 25th around 10:30am. We anticipate having nearly 700 people attend on either day, for a total of close to 1,400. We are able to provide a modest honorarium.

Please email ... for more information.

Musicians for Commencement (On Campus)

Seeking Musicians for Academic Health Center Commencement Ceremony

Date: Monday, May 5th 12:00pm (setup) - 4:00pm
Memorial Hall, McNamara Center

Group of musicians needed for Academic Health Center Interdisciplinary Programs commencement ceremony. Program includes music during guest arrival, pomp & circumstance, prelude, processional, recessional, Alma Mater, National Anthem, and music during reception (guest arrival and reception selections would be musicians' choice).

Please contact ... with a description of your group/instruments, experience and payment requirements.

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