2017-2018 Auditions – Strings
September 24, 2017
Current openings for permanent positions:
Section Member Viola
Section Member Cello (2 positions)
Section Member Double Bass
Section Member Bassoon* – Utility (bassoon 3, contra bassoon)
*audition date for bassoon is TBD, it will likely be mid to late October
Current openings for sub/temporary (one year) positions:
Section Violin I
Section Violin II
Assistant Principal Double Bass
Interested string players may send a relevant performance/education resume and 2 references to Heidi Lord, director of production and personnel: firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for an audition. Audition requirements and excerpts are available below.
Submission will be accepted until 2pm on September 15, 2017
*DSSO auditions (substitute and vacancies) are local unless noted–you are welcome to submit an application if you live outside of the local AFM union area, but it is possible you would not be offered an audition based on your location
1.) a solo of your choice (specific solo requirements are listed next to some instruments, for all others, a solo of your choice is sufficient)
2.) the excerpts below (click on your instrument to download the excerpts)
violin I & II — solo requirements: for full time violin positions, an expo of a Mozart concerto and expo of standard Romantic/20th century concerto; for violin subs, Mozart is NOT required, just one concerto of your choice
cello — solo requirements: for cello, one movement from a concerto of your choice and one movement from a Bach cello suite
bassoon (updated Aug. 24, 2017)
percussion (prepare all of the excerpts linked below)
- snare drum
- tambourine and cymbals
- bass drum, triangle, marimba, drum set
- complete list of excerpts
Those interested in being a string section substitutes may send a relevant performance/education resume and 2 references to Heidi Lord, director of production and personnel: email@example.com to be considered for an informal audition anytime throughout the season. We do not offer regular sub auditions for winds, brass, percussion, harp, piano or saxophone but musicians interested in these sub positions may email the personnel director for more information.
DSSO auditions (substitute and vacancies) are local unless noted–you are welcome to submit an application if you live outside of the local AFM union area, but you may not be offered an audition.
A recording may be requested upon receipt of a resume.
Vacancies created by members moving up by audition may be filled from pool of auditionees. Per-service wages of approximately 35-40 services (current section wages are Section $72)
musicians interested in subbing with the DSSO should contact Heidi Lord, firstname.lastname@example.org
Symphony Chorus Auditions
For information on Symphony Chorus auditions, please click here.