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2017-2018 ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS

Open Positions

  • 2nd Oboe – 1 opening (91.27*/service, approx 42** svcs)
  • 3rd Oboe / English Horn – 1 opening (91.27 (oboe)* - 93.80 (English Horn)*/service, approx 20** svcs)
  • Principal Tuba – 1 opening (103.93*/service, approx 20** svcs)

**Number of services subject to change

Employment will begin at the start of the 2017-2018 season.

See below for deadlines and requirements for each audition

 

Audition Dates and Location

  • May 22, 2017 (2nd Oboe and 3rd Oboe / English Horn)
  • June 19, 2017 (Principal Tuba)

Hagerstown Community College
Kepler Theatre
11400 Robinwood Dr.
Hagerstown, MD, 21742

General Audition Requirements

Please note that only highly qualified applicants should apply. The Audition Committee reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards.

Note: All audition candidates are responsible for obtaining audition repertoire from standard excerpt books, purchasable music and orchestral scores. The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will provide a set of music for reference during the audition.

Candidates must not be subject to any visa or immigration status that would prevent lawful employment at the time of the audition. You will need to fill in a Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) before a contract can be offered.

Anonymity

In order to protect your anonymity, please do not speak once you have entered the audition room.  An audition proctor will accompany you into the room; if you have any questions or concerns during the audition, signal the proctor and ask about your concerns quietly.  Your questions will be relayed to the audition committee, which will be seated behind a screen.

Travel Reimbursement

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra does not reimburse travel expenses associated with auditions.

* Additional per diem is offered based on travel distance.

Zone

Miles (Average Round Trip)

Rate

0

0 - 50 miles

No compensation

1

51 - 100 miles

$7.50

2

101 - 150 miles

$15.00

3

151 miles or more

$22.50

Zones are calculated using the average mileage from you permanent residence to a rehearsal location in Frederick and the Maryland Theatre

Services

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra performs five MasterWorks Concert pairs and five special concerts per season.  Contracted players are given hiring preference for these concerts.  In addition to the services listed above, audition winners may be notified of additional opportunities to perform throughout the season.

General Audition Notes

  • Please note that only highly qualified applicants should apply. The Audition Committee reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards.

  • All audition candidates are responsible for obtaining audition repertoire from standard excerpt books, purchasable music and orchestral scores. The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will provide a set of music for reference during the audition.
  • Please be prepared to play all required repertoire for every round. All rounds of auditions are held behind a screen. The Audition Committee has the option of removing the screen for the Final Round of the three.
  • In order to protect your anonymity, please do not speak once you have entered the audition room. An audition proctor will accompany you into the room; if you have any questions or concerns during the audition, signal the proctor and ask about your concerns quietly.  Your questions will be relayed to the audition committee, which will be seated behind a screen.
  • The Maryland Symphony Orchestra performs five MasterWorks Concert pairs and five special concerts per season.  Contracted players are given hiring preference for these concerts. In addition to the services listed above, audition winners may be notified of additional opportunities to perform throughout the season.
  • The Maryland Symphony Orchestra does not reimburse travel expenses associated with auditions.
  • Candidates must not be subject to any visa or immigration status that would prevent lawful employment at the time of the audition. You will need to fill in a Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) before a contract can be offered


Oboe / English Horn Audition Information

Audition Date and Location

May 22, 2017

Hagerstown Community College
Kepler Theatre
11400 Robinwood Dr.
Hagerstown, MD, 21742

Note that audition dates are subject to change with due notice.

Audition Procedure

There will be up to 3 rounds for the 2nd Oboe and 3rd Oboe / English Horn vacancies.

Please be prepared to play all required repertoire for every round. All rounds of auditions are held behind a screen. The Audition Committee has the option of removing the screen for the Final Round(s).

Immediate notification of acceptance or rejection will be given at the 2nd Oboe and 3rd Oboe / English Horn auditions. The Audition Committee may identify qualified substitute musicians from the audition, if so they will be notified by e-mail and/or phone.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should complete the online application located here to be received by May 8, 2017 and mail their $50.00 refundable deposit (payable to Maryland Symphony Orchestra) by May 15, 2017 to:

Audition Coordinator
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
30 West Washington St
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Audition packets will be e-mailed stating your time slot and other important information when your deposit is received. Your application does not guarantee an audition.

The audition fee will be refunded when the audition is taken as scheduled, or if the candidate cancels by May 15, 2017.

No one will be scheduled for an audition without a deposit.

Repertoire Link

Click here for repertoire document (PDF)



Principal Tuba Audition Information

Audition Date and Location

June 19, 2017

Hagerstown Community College
Kepler Theatre
11400 Robinwood Dr.
Hagerstown, MD, 21742

Note that audition dates are subject to change with due notice.

Audition Procedure

There will be up to 4 rounds for the Principal Tuba vacancy.

Please be prepared to play all required repertoire for every round. All rounds of auditions are held behind a screen. The Audition Committee has the option of removing the screen for the Final Round(s).

Immediate notification of acceptance or rejection will be given at the Principal Tuba auditions. The Audition Committee may identify qualified substitute musicians from the audition, if so they will be notified by e-mail and/or phone.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should complete the online application located here to be received by June 1, 2017 and mail their $50.00 refundable deposit (payable to Maryland Symphony Orchestra) by June 12, 2017 to:

Audition Coordinator
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
30 West Washington St
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Audition packets will be e-mailed stating your time slot and other important information when your deposit is received. Your application does not guarantee an audition.

The audition fee will be refunded when the audition is taken as scheduled, or if the candidate cancels by June 12, 2017.

No one will be scheduled for an audition without a deposit.

Repertoire Link

TBD, check back soon