Please note the application deadline for the 2019–20 NJSO Colton Fellowship has passed.
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Auditions: June 3–5, 2019, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, NJ.
Dates of employment: October 2019–July 2020
The NJSO Colton Fellowship is designed to support musicians from underrepresented communities, continuing the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s commitment to being a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion in the orchestra field. The NJSO will launch the program with a pilot for up to two string players in the 2019–20 season.
More information about the NJSO Colton Fellowship.
The NJSO Colton Fellows will experience the full breadth of the NJSO musician experience of statewide service to people of all ages—performing in all mainstage concerts, education programs and chamber music performances across the state. In the 2019–20 season, the NJSO offers 29 weeks, including up to three weeks of vacation, and up to 14 Community Partners educational services with a base salary of $1,388.49 per week.
Program Benefits (further details will be contained in an offer letter):
Perform in mainstage concerts, education programs and chamber music concerts
Paid employee health insurance, instrument insurance and pension contribution
Opportunities for mock auditions with members of the NJSO
Professional development activities tailored to individual career goals
Play an orchestral string instrument (violin, viola, cello, double bass)
Born between September 1, 1989, and September 1, 2001
Eligible for employment in the United States through July 2020 (the NJSO is not able to sponsor work visas for this fellowship)
We strongly encourage applications from musicians of African-American, Latin American, Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander descent and/or musicians representing New Jersey communities that are underrepresented in the NJSO.
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Candidates who have held a full-season contract position with any ICSOM orchestra are not eligible to apply
Questions about the application may be sent to Cassandra Mueller, audition coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Résumés will be reviewed after submission, and all applicants will be notified by email of their invitation to attend the audition. Audition travel assistance may be available upon request.
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Please note the following:
The preliminary and semifinal rounds will be held behind a screen.
The Audition Committee reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions.
Clean copies of music will be provided onstage.
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and values diversity, inclusion and equity in all forms.
This fellowship is made possible by a generous founding gift from Judith and Stewart Colton.