Orchestra Fellowship

Gulf Coast Symphony - Fort Myers, FL 33919

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Pay Rate: Weekly stipend of $680 + health insurance


Expected Start Date: September, 27, 2021*


End Date: May 27, 2021


  • Auditions will be held until al positions are filled. Contract start dates will be adjusted based on each candidate’s availability.

The Orchestra:


Now entering its 27th season, the Gulf Coast Symphony (GCS) is one of the most dynamic and innovative orchestras in the United States. The primary goal of the Gulf Coast Symphony to Create Community through Music. The organization boasts three primary performance groups: a full symphony orchestra comprised of both professional and auditioned community members, a fully professional chamber orchestra, and its jazz collective. High-quality performances with both world-renowned and emerging artists, a history of active community engagement, and commitment to arts education are cornerstone characteristics of the organization. Professionally managed and led, it produces fourteen to sixteen concerts each season in the premiere performing arts venue in Lee County, Florida, the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, plus another 100 nights of concerts at its new, more intimate venue, and educational hub, its Music & Arts Community Center. Additionally, numerous educational outreach events, outdoor concerts, and other activities each year. GCS also runs MusicWorks! an after-school El Sistema program. The concert season includes musicals, ballet, classical, pops, opera, jazz, chamber music, world music and other genres. The GCS is committed to performing a broad variety of concerts and creating a diverse, innovative and balanced program of performances, events, community and education projects which reaches the widest possible public, year round. The organization has a current annual budget of $2.7 million dollars.


Join the Inaugural Class of Orchestra Fellows


This year, 13 musicians will be invited as the inaugural class of Fellows at the Gulf Coast Symphony. Successful candidates will participate in a vibrant season of programming by: performing with the Gulf Coast Symphony and Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra, being featured performers of self-curated chamber music, teach young musicians enrolled in GCS youth programs and interact with the Fort Myers Community through outreach programming.


THE GULF COAST SYMPHONY FELLOWSHIP IS…


a professional environment where musicians develop the full complement of skills and qualifications required to be leaders in their industry and agents of change.


Fellows will be paid a monthly stipend and receive health insurance for the duration of their contract.


Duties: Performance in Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra (up to 12 concerts), Performance in the Gulf Coast Symphony (up to 12 concerts), chamber music recital (minimum 1 per season), MusicWorks! Instructional rotation, additional outreach performances as assigned. Rehearsal/performance/teaching hours not to exceed 30/week.


GCS offers equal opportunity of admission to all applicants.


How to apply:


To apply, visit app.getacceptd.com/gulfcoastsymphony.


Application process includes:


  • Video submission of your choice
  • Video submission of approved audition material
  • 2 Essay Questions
  • Recommendation based on musicianship
  • Recommendation based on teaching ability
  • Phone/video interview
  • Final Round- in person audition

If you have any questions in completing any phase of the application process, contact the Gulf Coast Symphony through the messaging tool in your online application.


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