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General Audition Information


The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra (GGFSO) is a community orchestra based in Grand Forks, North Dakota that began performing in 1908.  GGFSO is only one in a handful of American orchestras older than 100 years.  The Symphony features local and regional musicians in performances of classical and modern symphony music.

The mission of the GGFSO puts excellence on stage to improve lives in Grand Forks and the surrounding region.  The intention of the Symphony is to excite, educate, and inspire audiences with the highest quality performances of the most beautiful music.


Compensation is based on a per-service rate.  Limited assistance with driving costs is available to musicians from outside the immediate area, board is not provided. All candidates must be US citizens, or be otherwise eligible for employment in the United States.



Live auditions are typically held each fall, 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the upcoming concert season. If you have questions, please fill out a contact request form and we will get back to you with more information.

Audition Date for the 2024-25 Season to come.

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For video auditions, applicants are required to submit their application and video recordings.

Click here to view the Recording Information Pack for requirements when submitting a digital audition.


Unless a specific solo is stated in the appropriate repertoire list, each candidate should prepare a two-minute solo demonstrating lyrical and technical abilities, in addition to the excerpts. 

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