Auditions & Employment Opportunities

Auditions

The Rose Ensemble, now in its 20th performance season, announces auditions for soprano, alto, and tenor. The successful candidates will possess extraordinary musical abilities, a strong and enthusiastic work ethic, and an engaging stage personality. Basic requirements include: at least two years of professional singing experience, solid sight-reading and non-English language skills (especially Latin, French, Hebrew, Italian, German, Spanish), and the ability to switch musical styles with ease, excelling in both ensemble and soloistic settings.

The Rose Ensemble's schedule is filled with a variety of local, national and international performances, recordings, educational programs and special projects. While the group's continuously growing and demanding performance calendar varies from season to season, the average yearly income for this contract position (no benefits) ranges from $12K-$20K.

For those candidates considering relocating to Minnesota for this position, resources and connections will be available to help secure other freelance work, such as a church soloist position. In certain situations, two months free housing in St. Paul could also be made available.

To apply, please prepare and submit the following:

  • Current résumé
  • two letters of recommendation
  • Audition CD (Dropbox and/or email acceptable) featuring three early works of contrasting style (at least two should be non-English language)

When preparing your audio samples, take care that instrumental introductions (if any) are brief. Quality matters, so be picky about what you submit. More than anything, we want to hear your natural voice and we want to hear you sing beautifully – in whatever way best demonstrates your abilities. Be creative with your selections and do your research on who/what The Rose Ensemble is. (Helpful hint: a submission featuring three Baroque arias should be reconsidered.)

Submit no later than May 4, 2016 to:

Jordan Sramek
Founder & Artistic Director
The Rose Ensemble
75 W 5th Street, Suite 314
Saint Paul, MN 55102

 

Email submissions (Word documents; MP3 and/or WAV files) and inquiries, not exceeding 20MB, will be accepted only at info@roseensemble.org.  Dropbox links/invitations are also acceptable.

Internships

The Rose Ensemble is currently accepting applications for summer interns in artistic and administrative roles. Internships are unpaid, but a parking stipend will be provided. Interns will be expected to work 10-15 hours per week, and job descriptions will be developed based on the applicants' interests and strengths.

To apply, submit a cover letter and brief resume to Peter Carlson, Director of Operations, at info@roseensemble.org by Friday, May 13.

 

 

 

 

 

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Coming Up

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 3:00pm 20th Season Celebration
St. Paul, MN | Buy Tickets
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 7:00pm The Last Queen of Hawaii: Music from the Soul of the Hawaiian Saga
Indianapolis, IN
Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 3:00pm Gregorian Vespers
Minneapolis, MN
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 7:30pm Cappella Romana in concert
Minneapolis, MN | Buy Tickets
Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 7:00pm Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land
Mankato, MN | Buy Tickets
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 8:00pm A Renaissance Requiem
St. Paul, MN | Buy Tickets
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 8:00pm A Renaissance Requiem
Minneapolis, MN | Buy Tickets
Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 7:00pm A Renaissance Requiem
La Crosse, WI | Buy Tickets