The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus:


The Symphony Chorus comprises an amazing group of volunteer and paid singers. Our Choral Director, Carmen Flórez–Mansi, is a native of New Mexico and has a long history as a music director with various choral arts groups in Santa Fe. In addition to her role as Pastoral Associate for Music at the Cathedral Basilica, she has performed as a vocal artist, choral conductor, vocal instructor, and liturgy specialist throughout the Southwest, including solo appearances with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. She is is also the Director of the Choral Arts Society at St. Michael’s High School, which she founded in 2014.

The Symphony Chorus performs approximately three FREE concerts during the season, and two to three engagements with the full orchestra.

For auditions, ALL SINGERS are typically will be required to prepare a solo piece for their audition that shows musical artistry, range, and is overall a piece that shows your voice at its best. Musical selections should be from the classical, arts song, folk, and sacred repertoire, no more than 2 to 3 minutes in length and performed from memory. Please, no pop songs. You will be asked to bring your own music for the accompanist.

The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra:


The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra includes 65 professional musicians—all New Mexico residents. Our musicians have trained at esteemed conservatories such as Juilliard and Northwestern and have performed with globally-recognized orchestras, including the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Our Music Director is Guillermo Figueroa. He is one of the most versatile and respected musical artists of his generation—renowned as conductor, violinist, violist, and concertmaster.

If you’re interested in being a part of this bold and successful collaboration between musicians and all who appreciate live performance, please check back often. We have auditions for various sections throughout the season. The Symphony operates under a cooperative structure, where the musicians, staff, board, and management work together for the good of the entire organization. Musicians hold 7 seats on the Board of Directors. The Symphony produces 10 to 12 programs per season running, typically from September through May—approximately one concert set per month. Compensation is in compliance with the Local 618 Local Musicians Union Scale and Wages. The Santa Fe Symphony is a per service organization and is not able to pay travel for out of town players.