Auditions & Careers

Administrative openings

There are currently no positions open at this time. 

Resumes and letters of interest can be sent to Executive Director, Brandon VanWaeyenberghe brandonvw@dsso.com

 


Orchestra openings

*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. To apply, send a performance resume and 3 references to Heidi Lord, Director of Artistic Operations, via email: hlord@dsso.com 

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Permanent position(s):

October 10, 2021:

Principal Bass

PLEASE CONTACT HEIDI LORD, hlord@dsso.com, to confirm audition requirements prior to the submission of your application.

Temporary position(s) for the 2021-2022 concert season only:

October 10, 2021:

Acting Associate Concertmaster (local and invite only)

Acting Assistant Concertmaster (local and invite only)

PLEASE CONTACT HEIDI LORD, hlord@dsso.com, to confirm audition requirements prior to the submission of your application.

Audition requirements:

PLEASE CONTACT HEIDI LORD, hlord@dsso.com, to confirm audition requirements prior to the submission of your application.

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    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) *subject to change

    2.) the excerpts below (click on your instrument to download the excerpts) *subject to change

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 3/piccolo audition list

piccolo excerpts

flute excerpts

oboe

english horn

clarinet

3rd/utility clarinet (pg 1), (pg 2)

bassoon

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 Artistic Operations: 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.

The DSSO is a per service orchestra with approximately 35-40 services per year. Pay scale for string section members is $71.05/service. Pay scale for wind section members is $73.08/service.The Musicians of the DSSO are required to pay AFM Union dues; percentage is based on individual membership in the AFM.

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.