Application deadline: Oct. 1, 2017 at 11:59 ET

Thank you for applying for SAQA at SphinxConnect 2018! 

Sphinx Artists Qualifying Auditions will provide qualified musicians of color with the unique opportunity to play an audition for a panel representing several orchestras. The immediate aim of the experience is to identify qualified talent for invitation to auditions, pre-advancement at auditions and/or placement on substitute player lists. An additional immediate aim is to align participating musicians with needed support. The ultimate goal of this initiative is job placement for musicians of color in American orchestras.

To apply for SAQA, you must:
  • Upload your resume HERE
  • Upload a video of your SAQA excerpts HERE
    • Application excerpts are listed at
  • Complete this application - please note that you cannot save this application, so you will want to have all your materials ready
Important dates
Oct. 1: deadline to apply for SAQA
Oct. 15: SAQA participants selected/notified
Dec. 1: Excerpts for SAQA announced (these excerpts will be in addition to the excerpts you recorded to apply for SAQA)
Jan. 15: Participating orchestras announced
Jan. 31, 2018: SAQA in Detroit

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