Battle Creek Symphony Auditions

leslie graham



Concertmaster: Wednesday, January 15, 2020.  Up to 2 finalists will be invited to play the February 29th and May 2 concerts. Other finalists may be offered section positions.

BCSO Concertmaster Excerpt List

All auditions will be held at The Music Center on the campus of Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan

For more information, excerpt packet, or to apply submit resume to
Operations Manager
(269) 963-1911 x 2503


Battle Creek Symphony 2019-2020 dates:

October 5 - Falla Three Cornered Hat, Marquez Danzon #2, Ginastera Estancia, Piazzolla and traditional tango
November 9 - Broadway pops
December 14 - Gospel Christmas
February 29 - Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and The Planets
May 2 - Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3, Brahms Symphony No. 2

Auditions take place throughout the year, based on need. Check this page for updates, or contact the Operations and Personnel Manager for openings and more information. Per service rates are $146 for concertmaster, $86 for principal and assistant concertmaster and $76 for section except for school concerts and outreaches. Mileage is reimbursed at $.28 per mile per trip to begin after the first 15 miles round trip, up to $35 for round trips less than 300 miles, and up to $80 for round trips greater than 300 miles. Up to one round trip per day is reimbursed. The maximum mileage reimbursed per concert cycle is $160. Musicians requesting homestays are reimbursed for one round trip.

The Music Center is committed to diversity and engages in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, The Music Center encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.