Upcoming Auditions | December 2015
Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Principal Horn
Preliminary auditions: Tentatively scheduled for February 8, 15, 16, 22, 2016
Final audition: Tentatively scheduled for April 4, 2016
Location: Chicago, IL
Deadline: December 13, 2015
Please specify audition/position on ALL correspondence (i.e. "Horn Audition"). We can only accept applications for posted vacancies.
Applicants should send a BRIEF ONE-PAGE RESUME, including name, address, phone number, email address and instrument to:
Or mail to:
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
220 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604
Houston Grand Opera & Ballet - Third Horn (Opera)/Fourth Horn (Ballet)
Audition Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Location: Houston Grand Opera, The Wortham Theater Center, 510 Preston St, Houston, TX 77002
Deadlines: One-page resume due January 8, 2016.
Invitations sent by January 15, $50 deposit due February 2.
Subject: 2016 Opera/Ballet Joint Horn Audition
Symphony S.O.N.G. (Korea) - Principal Horn & Assistant Principal Horn
Audition Date: YouTube Audition by December 31st
Location: Remote (Korean Orchestra)
Deadlines: One-page resume by December 14th
YouTube Audition upload by December 31st
Duties include orchestra Master Series and outreach concerts, full-time brass/woodwind quintet member, and solo opportunities.
Peoria Symphony - Third Horn
Audition Date: Sunday, March 13, 2016
Location: Peoria, IL
Deadlines: Application postmarked by February 13, 2016.
Submit one-page resume, cover letter, and $40 application fee (checks made payable to Peoria Symphony Orchestra) to Peoria Symphony Orchestra, 101 State Street, Peoria, IL 61602
Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra - Principal Horn & Second Horn (Two Positions)
Submission Deadline: Unspecified
Location: Screening online, final round held in Wuhan, Hubei, China.
Submit CV, diplomas, and video recordings of the audition material to email@example.com.
Applicants who are selected for the live audition will be contacted by WPO.
Remuneration package includes basic monthly salary, concert performance allowance and health insurance. The orchestra will provide an apartment.
I have an American friend who works for this orchestra under the same arrangement. If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to be put in touch, email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - Third Horn
Audition Date: January 10-12, 2016
Location: Atlanta, GA
Deadline: November 13, 2015
Submit one-page resume to:
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
1280 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 4074
Atlanta, GA, 30309
US Army Band, Pershing's Own - Horn
Audition Date: TBD
Location: Washington, D. C.
Deadline: January 20, 2016
TO APPLY FOR THE VACANCY, SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
- Full-length photograph
Military applicants must also include their Enlisted Records Brief, or equivalent, and a Commander’s letter of intent
Audio recording of the following:
- Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1, 1st movement exposition, piano not required
- Beethoven Symphony 3, Horn 2, III. Trio: Allegro vivace, dotted half = 116 ms. 169-202
- Brahms Symphony 1, Horn 1, II. Andante sostenuto, ms. 91-105 (E - F)
- Shostakovich Symphony 5, Horn 1, I. Moderato, quarter = 92 (17 - 21)
- Strauss Ein Heldenleben, Horn 1, Lebhaft bewegt (beginning - 6)
- Wagner Short Call, Act 1: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey, Vivace
All application materials must be submitted by January 20, 2016 electronically to the Assistant Auditions Coordinator, Sergeant First Class Sean Chisham or to the address below:
The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own”
Attn: Audition-French Horn
400 McNair Road
Ft. Myer, VA 22211-1306
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