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Diversity is a key goal for the National Repertory Orchestra

Diversity is a key goal for the National Repertory Orchestra

Every year during orchestra application season, the National Repertory Orchestra receives dozens of “blind” auditions from the Sphinx Organization. With the absence of visuals, this means applicants’ musical talent is making the full impression for the selection...

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Six Ways to Make Your Audition Shine

Six Ways to Make Your Audition Shine

The NRO’s application period for the 2024 season kicks off Monday, October 16, and while all auditions are now submitted remotely, they still must be recorded in a single take with no edits. Also, with hundreds of the world’s most talented young musicians vying for one of just 80 spots in the orchestra, the competition is fierce.

According to NRO Music Director Michael Stern, here are a few obvious and not-so-obvious ways to make an audition stand out.

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The NRO’s 30th season is about to end

The NRO’s 30th season is about to end

As quickly as it arrived, the National Repertory Orchestra’s 30th anniversary season in Breckenridge is about to end. With only a few days left in the NRO festival season, NRO Music Director Michael Stern took a moment to reflect on what, other than this being the orchestra’s monumental third decade in Breck, has set the 2023 season apart.

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