Auditions for Bozeman Symphonic Choir

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Marchesini is new choir director for Bozeman Symphonic Choir

Looking to find your voice in the Gallatin Valley?

The Bozeman Symphonic Choir is having auditions. Maren Haynes Marchesini has been named interim director of the choir, and having auditions in September.

Marchesini is a Bozeman native and has been a choral conductor since 2008. About Maren Haynes Marchesini: Maren grew up in Bozeman (playing with the Bozeman Symphony from 2000-2002) and returned in 2022 to serve as Director of Music and Worship at Hope Lutheran Church.

Marchesini holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington where she studied with advisor Dr. Christina Sunardi and many diverse expert musicians. While at UW, she studied choral conducting under Dr. Geoffrey Boers and Dr. Giselle Wyers, also singing with the UW Chamber Singers. Prior, she earned a BA in Cello Performance from Whitworth University.

“Shaping choral sound, developing vocal technique, and connecting to our shared purpose and passion fill me with joy." she said. "Thus the opportunity to direct the Symphonic Choir, an excellent ensemble with capable and committed singers, is a dream."

For anyone interested in joining the Bozeman Symphonic Choir, auditions will be Sept. 7 starting at 7 p.m..

Experienced singers of all voice types are welcome and encouraged to email to schedule an audition.

Auditions will include vocalizations and sight reading, but no prepared repertoire is required. During the 2023/24 season, audiences can hear the Bozeman Symphonic choir at the annual Holiday Spectacular December 15-17, 2023, “O, Fortuna” Orff’s Carmina Burana May 18 & 19, 2024, and At the Movies: The Music of John Williams June 7-9, 2024.

Tickets can be purchased at or by phone at 406-585-9774.



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