Albany Pro Musica

High School Music Internship Program

Albany Pro Musica is pleased to welcome four high school students as music interns for the 2024-2025 performance season (September 2024 to April 2025). This opportunity is open to talented and highly motivated students who will be in grades 10, 11, or 12 during the 2024-25 academic year, and who are interested in pursuing a career in music.

Albany Pro Musica interns will receive invaluable experience related to:

Choral performance:

Rehearse and perform with Albany Pro Musica, a professional-caliber choral ensemble, for the full 2024-25 concert season. Music Interns will be paired with APM Concert Chorus singers within their vocal section to serve as “rehearsal buddies” and offer musical guidance as needed.

Perform alongside professional musicians, including Orchestra Pro Musica, renowned vocal soli, and celebrated guest ensembles.

Perform at the historic Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and other acclaimed local venues.

Administrative and operational tasks at rehearsals such as room set up/break down and music collecting/sorting.

College preparation: Receive a recommendation letter from APM’s artistic/executive director for their college applications.

APM will also coordinate, based on the specific music-career interests expressed by the students, one or more experiential learning opportunities for interns.



Time Commitment: Interns are expected to participate in all of APM’s performance opportunities during the season, including:

Four APM subscription-series concerts (music interns may be excused from 1 concert of the season with advance notice and approval): Performances on: October 20, December 15, March 9, and April 26

Appearances with Albany Symphony Orchestra and/or the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (as applicable)

High School Choral Festival (date TBD)

Invitation to attend the Pro Musica International Choral Festival in July 2025

APM’s Spring Gala on April 26, 2025

Musical Preparation:
Music Interns are expected to meet the same musical expectations as APM’s Concert Chorus members, including attendance, etiquette, and score preparation. Please refer to the APM Concert Chorus Handbook for specific requirements and expectations.

Application Process:
Interested students should submit an internship application form along with a recommendation letter from their chorus director or other music teacher by July 1, 2024. Music Internship applications must be signed by a parent or guardian. Prospective interns must also complete a Concert Chorus audition on August 6, 2024 to assess their vocal ability, timbre, and range. Audition will include applicants preparation of Morten Lauridsen’s ‘O magnum mysterium.’. The piece will be provided to the applicants to prepare by mid-July.

Participation Fee:
APM music interns are expected to pay the standard APM membership dues of $150 per season. Dues may be waived if they pose a barrier to a music intern or their family.