There are a few more double bass auditions that have been announced this month. Here’s the information for what is on the horizon. Check it out, and happy practicing!
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
David Itkin, Music Director
Auditions: May 15, 2007 and August 2007
Send resume to inquire about audition details.
Crystal Wallis, Personnel Manager
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 7328
Little Rock, AR 72217
Phone: 501-666-1761 x.118
Per service Section Bass (1 position)
Mainland US auditions will be held
in Chicago, Illinois between May 23 and May 30 2007.
click here for the exact schedule and other related information
Assistant Principal Bass
Only highly qualified applicants will be invited to this audition.
Final auditions for this position will be held in Seattle on Sunday, June 24, 2007.
Semi-Finals will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2007.
Preliminary auditions may begin as early as Tuesday, June 19, 2007.
If a member of the SSO wins this position a section bass position may be offered.
A one-page resume listing recent orchestral experience, musical education, and audition experience placement must be received by Monday, April 30, 2007. If a tape resume is requested, it must be received by Wednesday, May 16, 2007. A repertoire list will be sent upon receipt of your resume. The repertoire list may be viewed at www.seattlesymphony.org.
CURRENT CONTRACT INFORMATION – 2007-2008 SEASON (3rd year of 4-year agreement):
• 45 week season including seven weeks paid vacation, plus an optional summer Seattle Opera production;
• contracted assistant principal salary for 2007-2008 season: $81,090 ($1,802 X 45 weeks, $1802 X 2 weeks summer Opera minimum);
• contracted section salary for 2007-2008 season: $76,500 ($1700 X 45 weeks, $1700 X 2 weeks summer Opera minimum);
• workload and salary shared between the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and the Seattle Opera Association;
• benefits include medical and dental insurance, pension, disability, life insurance, instrument insurance, and parking.
Please note: anyone who accepts an offer of employment from the Seattle Symphony Orchestra must have a low C extension, or be willing to get one before the start of employment.
Audition excerpts will be chosen from the following literature.
1) Solo Requirement
First movement from either the Bottesini #2 or Koussevitsky Concerto
BACH any movement from a cello suite
2) Orchestral excerpts:
BACH Suite No. 2 BWV 1067, B minor (Double and
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5. Op 67, C minor, (Mvts. 2 and 3)
Symphony No. 9, Op 125, D minor (recitative plus (ode) 16 bars of Allegro assai, and letter K to 52 bars after letter M)
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2, Op. 73, D major (Mvts. 1 and 4)
BRITTEN Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op 34:
GINASTERA Variaciones Concertantes (XI #65, Solo)
MAHLER Symphony No. 1, D major (Mvt. 3 – Solo)
MAHLER Symphony No. 2, C minor (Mvt. 1: beginning to 17
bars after #1)
MOZART Symphony No. 39, K. 543, E-flat major (Mvts. 1 and 4)
MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition: (Mvt. 6, #56 to #58)
PROKOFIEV Lt. Kije (Mvt. 2 – Solo)
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9, D, Op 44, C major (Mvt. 3)
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5, Op 47 (Mvt. 1 reh # 22 thru 4 meas.
STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben, Op 40 (reh. #9 to reh. #11, reh. #40
to reh. #41, 2 meas. before reh. #61 to reh. #70, reh.
#77 to reh. #78)
STRAVINSKY Pulcinella (Variation 2, Solo)
WAGNER Die Meistersinger: Prelude (letter J to N)
3) Sight reading
Sight reading will be an important component of the audition and may include the following:
a) Other selections from the standard repertoire not listed above;
b) Sight reading from other works.
Send resume to:
Send a one-page resume to:
• Orchestra Personnel Manager, Attn: Asst Prin Bass Auditions
PO Box 21906
Seattle, WA 98111-3906
• Fax: (206) 215-4701
• E-mail: Audition.Resumes@SeattleSymphony.org
(Please include the words “Asst Prin Bass Auditions” in the title of your reply, and attach your resume as a Word document)
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Seattle Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
MEMPHIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Audition Date: Sunday, May 20, 2007
Section per-service rates for the 2007-08 season are $101.64 per-service.
Please send a one-page résumé with a $25 deposit to:
Douglas Mayes, Orchestra Personnel Manager
Memphis Symphony Orchestra
585 S. Mendenhall Road
Memphis, TN 38117