NRW Orchestra Internships

About the NRW Orchestra Internships

In addition to their studies, the Orchesterzentrum|NRW offers its students the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience at one of the professional orchestras in the region. Cooperation for NRW Orchestra Internships is currently in place with the following orchestras:

Bochumer Symphoniker
Dortmunder Philharmoniker
Duisburger Philharmoniker
Essener Philharmoniker
Neue Philharmonie Westfalen
Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
Philharmonie Südwestfalen
Philharmonisches Orchester Hagen
Sinfonieorchester Münster
Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal

Within the framework of the NRW orchestra internships, the students are placed in such a way that assures the continuance of their studies at the Orchesterzentrum|NRW during this time. A mentor is appointed for the students from among the orchestral ranks, who prepares the students for the planned works and lends support for every aspect of everyday life in an orchestra.

The NRW Orchestra Internships are made possible within the framework of artist funding by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen).

Scope and remuneration
The scholarships provided by the State of NRW for the NRW Orchestra Internships cover a period of six months with duties an average of ten times per month (prospectively October 2020 to March 2021). The NRW Orchestra Internship is associated with a grant amounting to €3000. The rota is drawn up between the students and the orchestra office, and also in consultation with the Orchesterzentrum|NRW in the case of students on the “Orchestra playing” Master’s course to ensure unobstructed continuance of the studies.

Application and requirements
In order to participate in a NRW Orchestra Internship, students must pass an audition with the orchestra in question. To apply, please send a brief email with your curriculum vitae to info@orchesterzentrum.de at least one week before the audition. Please do not forget to state the instrument and the orchestra for which you wish to apply for a NRW Orchestra Internship. Inform yourself in advance which orchestras offer an internship for which instruments and when the auditions take place (see below).

Please note that only Master’s course students enrolled at one of the four NRW state colleges of music and who have not yet taken part in a six-month NRW Orchestra Internship are entitled to participate in the auditions.

Works to be prepared
The list of works to be prepared can be downloaded here.

Bochumer Symphoniker

No auditions are currently being held. As soon as auditions are announced, we will inform you here.

Dortmunder Philharmoniker

No auditions are currently being held. As soon as auditions are announced, we will inform you here.

Duisburger Philharmoniker

No auditions are currently being held. As soon as auditions are announced, we will inform you here.

Essener Philharmoniker

No auditions are currently being held. As soon as auditions are announced, we will inform you here.

Sinfonieorchester Münster

No auditions are currently being held. As soon as auditions are announced, we will inform you here.

Neue Philharmonie Westfalen

No auditions are currently being held. As soon as auditions are announced, we will inform you here.

Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie

No auditions are currently being held. As soon as auditions are announced, we will inform you here.

Philharmonie Südwestfalen

No auditions are currently being held. As soon as auditions are announced, we will inform you here.

Philharmonisches Orchester Hagen

No auditions are currently being held. As soon as auditions are announced, we will inform you here.

Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal

No auditions are currently being held. As soon as auditions are announced, we will inform you here.