Springfield Symphony Jazz Orchestra

The Springfield Symphony Jazz Orchestra (SSJO) is a professional jazz band that functions under the administration of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO). The SSJO will perform two concerts annually in the John Legend Theater.  Additionally, the SSJO will perform educational concerts for the students of Springfield City Schools and surrounding Clark County districts on the days prior to each regularly-scheduled concert.

Springfield native Todd Stoll, who will serve as Artistic Director, brings deep community ties and professional influence to the organization.  He is a North High School graduate, an alumnus of the Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestra, and now Vice President of Education at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, the world’s largest institution dedicated to promoting and presenting jazz.

Mr. Stoll will choose members of the SSJO through open auditions, appointing members from across the region, all within the guidelines of Musicians Local 160.  The SSJO will be integrated by race, gender, and age, prioritizing outreach and audience development to diverse communities.

Concert Dates

Big Band Royalty-the Count meets the Duke
Saturday, November 2, 2019
John Legend Theater

Ella Fitzgerald-First Lady of Song
Saturday, May 23, 2020
John Legend Theater

Audition for the SSJO on August 14 and 15 at the Performing Arts Center

» Click here for Audition Guidelines for Each Instrument

Music for Auditions

» Alto Sax
» Tenor Sax
» Baritone Sax
» Doubles Music for Sax
» Trombone
» Trumpet
» Bass
» Drums
» Guitar
» Piano

To Apply
Please send a one-page resume to SSO Education & Outreach Manager, Nomi Marcus, at nomi@springfieldsym.org by August 9.  Only qualified candidates will be contacted with further instructions, including an audition time.  Please contact Nomi with any questions.

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