Auditions at Mattie Kelly Arts Center

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Auditions: NWF Symphony Orchestra

The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for all orchestral instruments for the regular and substitute rosters Aug. 29. Additionally, auditions for the following vacancies will be heard for a one year appointment: Principal Violin II, Principal Viola, Second Bassoon, and Bass Trombone.

All auditions will be held in 15-minute time blocks beginning at 9 a.m. in the Tyler Recital Hall of the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center on the Niceville campus of NWFSC.

Auditions: The Third Side

Auditions for Northwest Florida State College’s spring 2016 production of The Third Side, an original full length dramatic thriller, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2 in the Sprint Theater of the college’s Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville. Sign in begins at 6 p.m. The director asks that a one minute serious monologue be prepared. Casting calls for a flexible cast of 14 (11 male and 3 female).

For information contact Clint Mahle at mahlej@nwfsc.ecu or 729-6007.

Auditions: NWF Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Orchestra

The Northwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra (NFSYO) and Junior Orchestra are both accepting new and returning musicians for fall 2015. A limited number of merit and needs-based scholarships will be awarded for fall 2015. There is a registration fee of $125 per student per semester. Scholarship application and registration forms will be available at the Sept. 5 audition/rehearsal. Student musicians may also register in advance through the college’s Continuing Education Department.

The first NFSYO audition and rehearsal is Sept. 5 in the Orchestra Rehearsal Room of the Music Wing, of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College

The Junior Orchestra will meet from 9-10:15 a.m. and is open to young musicians in grades 4 to 8 who have at least two years’ experience with their instrument. The NFSYO will meet from 10:30-11:45 a.m. and is open to student musicians from 9th grade through age 21. All students should prepare a piece of their choosing, showcasing their highest level of ability. Auditions will be 2 to 3 minutes long, so the musical selection need not exceed 1-2 minutes in length. Students should bring and extra copy of the chosen audition piece.

For information contact youth orchestra conductor and NWF State College music faculty member Molly Hollingsworth at 850-723-6468 or email holling1@nwfsc.edu.