Membership in the orchestra is open to advanced musicians with significant ensemble experience (Youth Orchestra minimum).
There are two tiers of membership in Orchestra MODO: Resident Artists are collegiate and adult musicians. Apprentice Artists are high school musicians who would like to gain orchestral experience in the operatic paradigm. Tuition for Apprentice Artists is $200.
Rehearsal schedule: Every Wednesday in September and October from 6-8PM. Additional rehearsals for Apprentice Artists are August 14th and August 21st from 6-8PM.
Dress rehearsals: October 22nd, October 23rd.
Performance dates: October 25th, October 26th. Call time is 7PM.
Auditions will be held at All Saints' Church, Princeton, NJ on Sunday, August 11th and Monday, August 12th. Percussion will have a separate audition date TBA due to instrument availability.
If you cannot make the audition, please email two videos of you performing on your instrument to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audition requirements for wind and strings: Please bring two contrasting pieces that demonstrate your technical and musical capabilities.
Percussion: Please prepare a concert snare drum solo or etude (ex: Cirone or Delecluse), and a triangle excerpt to be emailed out.
Timpani: Please prepare the excerpt from Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis - II: 12 before T to the end (to be emailed out if necessary), and the tambourine part from Dvorak's Carnival Overture: Beginning to letter C.
TO BRING TO AUDITION:
Resume (if you have one)
Instrument + Audition Music
Apprentice Artists Only: $15 Audition Fee (Check made out to Opera MODO or Cash, Will apply towards Tuition).
Opera MODO is a new and exciting opera company in Princeton, New Jersey, dedicated to creating opportunities for young and emerging artists. Founded in 2011, Opera MODO brings opera to the people through intriguing and modern productions of classical to contemporary operas. We also emphasize educational outreach through performance and participation in our Apprentice Artist Programs.
If you'd like to find out more about Opera MODO please visit our website: www.operamodo.com!