Any jobs this month?

Discussion in 'Orchestral Auditions [DB]' started by rogue4, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. rogue4


    May 31, 2010
  2. Adam Attard

    Adam Attard

    Feb 9, 2009
    That's quite the excerpt list... Where do you even get half of that sheet music?
  3. irbassist


    Jun 17, 2009
    Schoenberg???????? WHY???????
  4. ILIA


    Jan 27, 2006
    The Colorado Music Festival is accepting applications for the following positions:

    Section Double Bass

    The 2012 Colorado Music Festival season will run June 21 through August 3. A minimum of two years professional experience is required. Compensation includes salary, housing and travel stipend.

    To apply, send a 1-page resume and recording to the address below. Recordings should include the exposition of a major concerto and five contrasting standard excerpts of your choice.

    Please send resume and recording to:

    Ethan Hecht
    200 E Baseline Rd
    Lafayette, CO 0026

    Applications must be received by March 5, 2012
  5. Peter Ferretti

    Peter Ferretti

    Jun 7, 2005
    The schoenberg is the LEAST of your worries on the intercontemporain audition. Best list, indeed.
  6. ILIA


    Jan 27, 2006
    The Artosphere Festival Orchestra

    The resident orchestra will perform two concerts under the baton of Music Director Corrado Rovaris in Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center as the premier ensemble for the Artosphere Festival in 2012.

    A third outreach concert, will be presented in a location TBD, but away from the Walton Arts Center.

    Artosphere Festival Orchestra musicians will also participate in various, outreach mini-concerts, impromptu 5 to 10 minute performances in unexpected locations, and in more traditional chamber music concerts throughout Northwest Arkansas.

    Festival Dates: June 13, 2012 through June 22, 2012

    Travel Dates: June 12, 2012 and June 23, 2012

    Orientation: June 12, 2012

    Concert Dates: June 15, 18, & 22

    Compensation: Each musician will receive a $1,600 stipend for participating in the Artosphere Festival Orchestra.

    Section Principals and Concertmaster will receive additional bonus compensation

    Venue: Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas

    Travel: Travel to and from Northwest Arkansas is the responsibility of each participating musician.

    Additional cartage is available for bass, cello, tuba, and harp, and will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

    Lodging and meals: Lodging and breakfast plus a meal allowance of $300 as a prepaid Visa will be provided for all musicians from outside the region.

    Musicians selected to play in the Artosphere Festival Orchestra may also participate in the Artosphere Chamber Music series, as well as learning and outreach programs.

    All musicians should audition for the Artosphere Festival Orchestra individually, and may also audition as part of a chamber music ensemble.

    How to apply for the 2012 Artosphere Festival Orchestra

    Presently we are accepting applications via resume only.

    Kindly email current resumes to

    All participating musicians must be eligible to work in the United States and provide appropriate verification documentation.

    If have questions please contact us at
  7. ILIA


    Jan 27, 2006
    Colorado Symphony Orchestra
    Principal Bass
    Audition Date: Monday and Tuesday, June 4th and 5th, 2012
    Highly qualified applicants mail or FAX a one-page résumé to:
    Larry Brezicka, Personnel Manager
    1000 14th Street, #15
    Denver, CO 80202
    FAX (303) 293-2649

    Alabama Symphony Orchestra
    Assistant Principal Bass
    Audition Date: May 27, 2012
    Welcome to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra

  8. ILIA


    Jan 27, 2006
    Kansas City Symphony
    BASS - Section Bass (one year only)
    Audition Date: June 11-12, 2012
    Matt Henderson, Asst. Personnel Manager; Kansas City Symphony; 1703 Wyandotte St., Suite #200; Kansas City, MO 64108
    Phone: (816) 218-2622
    Website: KC Symphony - Homepage

    United States Air Force Band, Washington, D.C.

    String Bass
    All auditions held in Washington, D.C.
    Resume and MP3/CD For resume, audio requirements and repertoire go to The United States Air Force Band - Careers
    Website: The United States Air Force Band - Careers

  9. Bubbabass


    May 5, 2004
    I'm retiring from the Air Force gig after 26+ years.

    What you need to know is that in addition to being a strong orchestral player, you must be a strong rhythm section player. For the Strolling Strings, you have to play a convincing bluegrass groove on Orange Blossom Special (a little slap judiciously applied is good), switch to tango for Por Una Cabeza, swing NY, NY both two beat and walking, and do the Latin rhythms you would do on a club date (bossa, beguine, etc). All strolling tunes on the job are memorized, some memorization will probably be required on the audition. Bass and accordion are the rhythm section.

    They have never missed a pay day (even in '95 when Newt had his showdown w/Prez Clinton). You and your dependents get full medical coverage, 30 days annual paid vacation, and a retirement plan that is better than most Americans can imagine in today's economic climate.

    If you have eclectic taste and skills, this is your gig.

    Good luck to you!
  10. I play in a junior strolling group, and our conductor always tells us about how great you guys are.
  11. mxr255


    Jul 21, 2003
    Williamsport, PA
    Sounds like a fun gig. I love the Air Force Strolling String, if only I were younger.
  12. mxr255


    Jul 21, 2003
    Williamsport, PA
    I don't see the advertisement on the website for the Air Force gig....
  13. Bubbabass


    May 5, 2004
    Just checked--it's up on the site now. I did have a lot of fun times, and you're not yet too old. Maximum age at time of enlistment is 34, according to the announcement.
  14. BozoForaEdicson


    Apr 10, 2012
    Louisville Orchestra!!!!!
  15. irbassist


    Jun 17, 2009
    DON'T DO IT!!
  16. Provbass1


    Apr 11, 2009
    Don't even think about it
  17. ILIA


    Jan 27, 2006
  18. chicagodoubler


    Aug 7, 2007
    Chicago, that toddling town
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland, Genz Benz
    Anyone who takes the Louisville audition- we will come to your house, dry out your dampits, put the wrong rosin on your bow, and fill your case with poisonous spiders. Also, you'll never work in a unionized orchestra for the rest of your life, you wretched little scabs.
  19. Adam Attard

    Adam Attard

    Feb 9, 2009
    And also put a dehumidifier in the room your bass is in