Thank you for applying for SOPA at SphinxConnect 2018! 

Sphinx Orchestral Partner Auditions (formerly SAQA) will provide 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 musicians 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 SOPA, you must:
  • Upload your resume HERE
  • Upload a video of your SOPA 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
ASAP: Apply for SOPA
Dec. 1: Excerpts for SOPA announced (these excerpts will be in addition to the excerpts you recorded to apply for SOPA)
Jan. 15: Participating orchestras announced
Jan. 31, 2018: SOPA in Detroit
Thanks to generous funding support from Bank of America, musicians participating in the SOPA program will be recognized as Bank of America Fellows.

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