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Discussion in 'Orchestral Auditions [DB]' started by rogue4, Feb 1, 2012.
ensemble intercontemporain - jouer avec l'air du temps
Best list ever.
That's quite the excerpt list... Where do you even get half of that sheet music?
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:
200 E Baseline Rd
Lafayette, CO 0026
Applications must be received by March 5, 2012
The schoenberg is the LEAST of your worries on the intercontemporain audition. Best list, indeed.
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 Artospherefestivalorchestra@gmail.com.
All participating musicians must be eligible to work in the United States and provide appropriate verification documentation.
If have questions please contact us at email@example.com.
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
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
THE COLORADO SYMPHONY
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
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.
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
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!
I play in a junior strolling group, and our conductor always tells us about how great you guys are.
Sounds like a fun gig. I love the Air Force Strolling String, if only I were younger.
I don't see the advertisement on the website for the Air Force gig....
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.
DON'T DO IT!!
Don't even think about it
Chattanooga Symphony and Opera
Chattanooga Symphony and Opera: Audition Information
Auditions will be held June 25, 2012.
Principal Bass, A-Contract (One-year, Possibly Permanent)
$24,574.08 plus 4% AFM Pension
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.
And also put a dehumidifier in the room your bass is in