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Coeur d’Alene Symphony Auditions

standingMusicians interested in playing in the Coeur d’Alene Symphony or being added to our substitute list should contact the contact orchestra manager at 208-661-3238 or email sandy@cdasymphony.org to set up an audition time.

Annual auditions take place during the summer months, but section strings and wind players who want to be considered for the sub list may schedule an audition at any time of the year.

 

Summer 2017 Auditions

We have positions available in Principal second violin*, second bassoon, second trumpet, Principal trombone*, second trombone, bass trombone, and all string sections.

 

Audition Times:
Saturday, August 5th afternoon by appointment only
1221 W Ironwood Dr. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

 

Audition Materials:

Principal 2nd Violin*

Bassoon 2:  All of the following are available from www.Orchestralbassoon.com

  • Mozart:  Marriage of Figaro Overture, mm. 1-24; 101-123
  • Rimsky-Korsakov:  Scheherazade, Mvt 2, “The Kalendar Prince”, m. 5 to Rehearsal A; bar 2 of Rehearsal L to Rehearsal M
  • Tchaikovsky:  Symphony #6, movement 4, m. 2-36
  • Plus 1-2 minute piece of choice showing musical ability

Trumpet 2: 

Trombone 1* and 2

Bass Trombone

Section Strings:

Violin

  1. 1-2 minutes of a solo piece that demonstrates current level and musicality
  2. Excerpts:
  3. One of the following:

Viola

  1. 1-2 minutes of a solo piece that demonstrates current level and musicality
  2. Excerpts:
  3. One of the following:

Cello

  1. 1-2 minutes of a solo piece that demonstrates current level and musicality
  2. Excerpts:
  3. One of the following:

Bass

  1. 1-2 minutes of a solo piece that demonstrates current level and musicality
  2. Excerpts:
  3. One of the following:

 

* Principal positions receive a stipend. (Other positions may qualify for travel reimbursement if travel exceeds 25 miles in one direction.)

Compensation

The Coeur d’Alene Symphony performs five subscription concerts per year, plus various additional services. Services by non-principal players are not compensated, but a travel stipend is available for any musician driving more than 25 miles (one way) to rehearsal.

Other Auditions

Auditions for the substitute list of any section can be arranged. For further information or to make an appointment for an audition, please contact our acting Orchestra Manager at 208-661-3238 or sandy@cdasymphony.org.

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