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2019/20 Auditions

Audition Dates:

June 17-18, 2019

3rd Clarinet/Bass Clarinet: Monday, June 17th
Section Cello: Monday, June 17th
Principal Tuba: Tuesday, June 18th

Location: 

Hagerstown Community College
Kepler Visual and Performing Arts Center
11400 Robinwood Dr.
Hagerstown, MD 21742-6514

Immediate Vacancies:

Principal Tuba
(111.33/service*, approximately 40** services)
Employment will begin at the start of the 2019-2020 season

3rd Clarinet/Bass Clarinet
(97.78 (Clarinet) - $100.46 (Bass Clarinet)/service*, approximately 32** services)
Employment will begin at the start of the 2019-2020 season

Section Cello
(97.78/service*, approximately 30** services)
Employment will begin at the start of the 2019-2020 season
 

* Additional per diem is offered based on travel distance.
** Number of services subject to change

CLICK HERE to download PDF of Audition Announcement


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 each 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.

Immediate notification of acceptance or rejection will be given at the 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 to be received by June 3rd, 2019 using the following link:  https://form.jotform.com/91274270303146

Please mail a $50.00 refundable deposit (payable to Maryland Symphony Orchestra) by June 10th, 2019 to:

Audition Coordinator
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
28 West Washington Street, 2nd Floor
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. NO ONE WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR AN AUDITION WITHOUT A DEPOSIT.

The audition fee will be refunded when the audition is taken as scheduled, or if the candidate cancels by June 10, 2019.


Repertoire Links

Principal Tuba Audition Repertoire (PDF)

3rd Clarinet/Bass Clarinet Repertoire (PDF)

Section Cello Repertoire (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. 

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra performs five Classical 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.

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


About the Maryland Symphony Orchestra

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra is Western Maryland’s premier professional orchestra serving audiences from the Quad-state region. The MSO attracts the finest musical talents from the Baltimore and Washington metro area. Under the baton of Music Director Elizabeth Schulze—whom the Washington Post calls “a superb conductor”—the MSO has become a first-class orchestra of exceptional artistic quality.

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra performs five Classical 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.