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2016-2017 ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS

September 12th, 2016
Kepler Theater at Hagerstown Community College
11400 Robinwood Dr., Hagerstown, MD, 21741

Open Positions

Associate Principal Cello – 1 opening (94.45/service*, approx 40** svcs)
Section Cello – 1 opening (89.48/service*, approx 38** svcs)

**Number of services subject to change

Employment will begin in October 2016

See below for deadlines and requirements for each audition 


Associate Principal Cello and Section Cello 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.

Audition Procedure

There will be up to 4 rounds for the Associate Principal Cello and Section Cello 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.

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

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.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should complete the online application located here to be received by August 22nd, 2016 and mail their $50.00 refundable deposit (payable to Maryland Symphony Orchestra) by August 29th, 2016 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 September 5th, 2016

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

Repertoire Links

Click here for link to repertoire document (PDF)

Travel Reimbursement

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

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

* 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

 

** 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.

Thank you for your interest in the Maryland Symphony Orchestra.


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

Thank you for your interest in performing with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra.