El Paso Symphony bassist Jesus Apodaca alerted me to an upcoming audition for both assistant principal bass and section bass for the El Paso Symphony. Per service pay is approximately $70 per service (section) for the upcoming season. Visit the El Paso Symphony website at www.epso.org to learn more about these positions.
The El Paso Symphony’s Music Director is Sarah Ioannides, and she is an excellent young conductor, having served as assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Tan Dun’s assistant conductor, as well as conducting performances with the BBC and London Symphony. You can check out her website at www.sarahioannides.net, or click her photo to learn more about her.
El Paso Symphony
Asst. Principal Contrabass
Auditions will be held at the University of Texas at El Paso, Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall on Saturday, August 25, 2007 through Tuesday, August 28, 2007. Audition Application and Requirements are available online at www.epso.org. For further information contact the El Paso Symphony office at (915) 532-3776. Applications are due by August 10, 2007.
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1. Solo from any standard repertoire or concerto of your choice.
2. Orchestral excerpts
Mozart Sym. #40, mvt. 1 (m 115-138) (20 before “C” to 5 after “C”)
Beethoven Sym. #5, mvt. III (beginning to A and 140 – 214)
Brahms Sym. #2, mvts. 1 (letter E through 1st bar of F) and 4 (8 bars after letter L through 2 bars before M)
Glinka Russlan and Ludmilla Overture (beginning to ms. 19)
Shostakovich – Symphony No. 5, mvt. I (22 to four before 27)