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Auditions

2022-2023 AUDITIONS

Date:
June 20, 2022 | Principal Horn
June 21, 2022 | Assistant Principal Cello, Associate Principal Bass

Location:
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts
7 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740


***Immediate Vacancies***

PRINCIPAL HORN

$120.99/service* (2022-23 rates), approximately 47** services
Employment will begin July 2022

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL BASS

$112.16/service* (2022-23 rates), approximately 47** services
Employment will begin July 2022

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL CELLO

$109.18/service* (2022-23 rates), approximately 47** services
Employment will begin July 2022

 

* Additional per diem is offered based on travel distance.
** Number of services varies.


Requirements

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

All 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 at the audition.

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

Audition Procedure

Candidates should be prepared to play all required repertoire for every audition round. Each round is held behind a screen; however, the Audition Committee may choose to remove the screen for the final round.

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be given at the audition. The Audition Committee may identify qualified substitutes 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 to be received by June 6th, 2022.

Online Application

https://www.cognitoforms.com/MarylandSymphonyOrchestra1/MarylandSymphonyOrchestraAuditions2

When completing the online application, candidates will be prompted to provide a one-page resume and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (with booster). Candidates are required to show proof of full vaccination with booster to audition.

Please mail a $50.00 refundable deposit in the form of a check to Maryland Symphony Orchestra:

Audition Coordinator
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
21 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Audition deposit must be received by the MSO no later than June 13, 2022. No one will be scheduled for an audition without a deposit. The refundable deposit is canceled when the audition is taken as scheduled or if the candidate cancels by June 13, 2022.

Audition packets will be e-mailed stating the candidate’s time slot and other important information once the deposit is received. Your application does not guarantee an audition.

Audition Repertoire

To be determined. Please check back soon!

Travel Reimbursement

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

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Audition dates are subject to change with due notice. 

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra performs five Classical Concert pairs and five additional programs 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.

Per Diem

Zones are calculated using the average mileage from the musician’s permanent residence to a rehearsal location in Frederick and the Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown. The maximum zone payout ranges from $0 - $30.00.
 

Thank you for your interest in the Maryland Symphony Orchestra.


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.