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

Section Viola

Section Cello

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: hlord@dsso.com 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

 

 

Audition requirements:

    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

viola

cello — solo requirements: for cello, one movement from a concerto of your choice and one movement from a Bach cello suite

double bass

flute

piccolo

oboe

english horn

clarinet

3rd/utility clarinet (pg 1), (pg 2)

bassoon (updated Aug. 24, 2017)

3rd/contra bassoon 

horn

trumpet

trombone

tuba

percussion   (prepare all of the excerpts linked below)

 

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: hlord@dsso.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, hlord@dsso.com

 

Symphony Chorus Auditions

For information on Symphony Chorus auditions, please click here.

 

 

 

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