Each year the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, under the direction of Resident Conductor and Director of Orchestral Activities John Kennedy, takes on a dynamic new identity with the participation of both returning and new musicians. Through nationwide auditions, an extremely talented group of young professionals is selected to form the Festival’s resident ensemble. The Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra is central to the international excellence of performances at Spoleto Festival USA and has over the years proven to be one of the finest opportunities for young musicians to gain extensive performance experience. Alumni of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra can be found in almost every professional orchestra in the United States and many abroad.
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Thank you for your interest in the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra. The 2021 orchestra will consist primarily of musicians confirmed for the 2020 SFUSA Orchestra. It is possible there will be limited vacancies to fill, but we will not hold live auditions for SFUSA 2021. All vacancies will be filled through video auditions. More information will be posted here as vacancies arise.