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Base Salary for Philadelphia Orchestra

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by godoze, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    $105k for section players. titled players make more like $200k but they negotiate their contracts and some make upwards of $300k.

    The only reason I know this is because the orchestra signed a stop gap contract last night and today everyone is talking about it.

    Just a little food for thought.
  2. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.

    Remember this?

    MISSISSIPPI - Concertmaster $26,000
    Principal Horn $12,650
    RICHMOND - principal English Horn or principal 2nd violin $32,874
    CHARLOTTE - principal flute $990/wk, 38 week season $37,620
    LOUISVILLE - 4th horn $844/week 42 week season $35,448
    assistant concertmaster $987/week $41,454
    KC - Assistant principal cello $46,673 (reg season + 8 optional small ensemble performances)
    Section cello - $40,000 (+8 optional as above)
    JACKSONVILLE - Principal bassoon $42,920 (37week season)
    CHARLESTON - Principal bass $21,829

    I guess real estate isn't the only business where it's about LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION....
  3. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    yeah Ed, I do remember that...
  4. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    Boston has the highest base right now at $108k...
  5. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002

    Well, I know that most of the bass section in Cleveland uses Sue Lipkin's bows...at least that is what i was told but i do not know if Fr or Gr.
  6. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Every bassist in the St. Louis SO plays a four with a fingered extension, except one who is plays a four without.

    There is no required bow to my knowledge. Each is represented.

    I don't know what kind of scratch they make, but my teacher lives in a nice but modest condo in one of the most expensive inner 'burbs in the St. Louis area. He only keeps a couple of students, so that isn't keeping him in Gucci for sure.