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Principal Clarinet for Kenwood Symphony Orchestra

Kenwood Symphony Orchestra will hold principal clarinet auditions on
May 18, 2015 from 7 - 9 PM at Washburn High School (Minneapolis).
This is a volunteer position in a non-profit organization.
Go to and click on "Join the KSO" for detailed information.

Contact Pat McCarthy at

Musicians for Studio Recordings (On Campus)

Jack Vishneski, instructor of MUS 3950.02 Sound Recording Lab, needs small ensembles and solo musicians to play short pieces in Ferguson Hall 215, so his students can practice running a session and using good microphone technique.

Session dates are Tuesday, March 10 and Thursday, March 12, any time between 9 and 11am.

There is no monetary compensation, but musicians are entitled to copies and rights for whatever recordings are made of them. Additional post-production will have to be negotiated on a case-by-base basis.

Jack Vishneski

Musicians for Museum Event

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is looking for volunteer musicians to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the MIA on Saturday, April 4. Ensembles may select any piece of music they would like, and can perform in a gallery of their choosing (or we can suggest a gallery if they don't have a preference). We can schedule their performance whenever is convenient for them between the hours of 11am - 5pm. We are looking for 100 musicians in total to fill the galleries.

Interested ensembles should contact Elisabeth Callihan at

String Quartet for On-Campus Event

The Minnesota Student Association is having an annual leadership reception on Thursday, April 30th. The event will be semi-formal and we are incorporating a red carpet theme. We would love to have a string quartet represent the School of Music at this event.

The actual event is 6-8pm in the DQ Club Room in TCF Bank Stadium.
We would like the quartet to play 5:00-6:00 and then 7:00-8:00pm. About two hours of playing.

Dinner included.

Nick Alm

Soloists for Children's Hospitals

Children's Hospitals of Minneapolis and St. Paul is revamping their volunteer musician program and looking for students interested in providing music for the children, families, and staff.

They are mostly looking for solo instrumentalists such as pianists, harpists, classical guitarist, etc... but could accommodate duets if they seem appropriate.

Musicians provide environmental music on the hospital floors (not in patient rooms) and select their own repertoire.

We are looking for a commitment of at least 3 months, 2-4 times a month.

Sarah Allesee, Music Therapist,
Carol Allesee, Art Coordinator,

Musicians for TEDx UMN

TEDx UMN (the organization that enables the University to host TED talks) has an event on Sunday, May 3rd at the McNamara Alumni Center. We are looking for performers to be a part of our presentation.

Unfortunately we cannot compensate anyone for this event because it would be against TEDx UMN's policy as a non-profit organization. Most people decide to present at TEDx so their message or performance can be heard and to gain experience in front of a crowd.

The event does not have a set time yet, but tentatively plan for 12pm.

Contact Jack for more information.

Performer(s) for Holiday Sale (On Campus)

The Weisman Art Museum Shop hosts an annual Holiday Sale/Event and would love to have some students perform. We have 10 local artists/vendors set up, in addition to the sale in our store. We offer light refreshments and would love to have a small group perform holiday/festive music.

The event date is Wednesday, December 3rd from 4-6pm.

Unfortunately we do not have a budget for entertainment but it's a great performance opportunity, as we get several hundred visitors from around campus, as well as museum members/supporters.


Volunteer with Dueling Pianos

For my Strategic Communication Campaigns class, my group and I are developing a campaign for a bar called Shout! House, which is in downtown Minneapolis. It is a dueling pianos bar known for its unique atmosphere and musical engagement.

We were wondering if a student or student(s) from the School of Music could play the pianos, or have some other sort of participation between the School of Music and Shout! House Dueling Pianos.

This is a volunteer opportunity for current student musicians.


String Quartet/Quintet for Sound Recording class (On Campus)

MUS 3950 ("Sound Recording Lab") needs a string quartet with a twenty minutes worth of prepared repertoire that it can play multiple times at a consistent level; MUS 3950 students will use this performance to practice various microphone setups.

The class meets on Tuesday mornings from 9-11am. I would prefer to have this recording session done on Tuesday, October 28.

Compensation includes a free copy of all recordings done in the session, including additional post-production (as desired).


REPOST: Guitar and Drums for Theatre Performances (On Campus)

Looking for experienced guitar and drum player for band in Working, the fall musical in the Dept of Theatre Arts and Dance

There will be five band practices before technical rehearsals begin on Oct 19th, to be arranged based on schedules.
Technical Rehearsals are Oct 19 - Oct 30 nightly (band will not be called to all rehearsals)
Performances are Thursday-Sat nights and Sunday afternoons from Oct 30 - November 9. Must be available for all performances.

Credit is available for student musicians.

Working is being directed by Associate Professor Lisa Channer and guest artist Samantha Johns. Musical director is Marya Hart. It will perform in the Thrust Theatre in Rarig.

If you are interested, please contact ... with a brief description of your experience. Feel free to address questions to the same email.


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