Auditions

Friday, August 23, 2019 (Strings)
Sunday, August 25, 2019 (Winds/Brass)
Longs Peak United Methodist Church, 1421 Elmhurst Dr., Longmont, CO 80503

Qualified applicants should sumit a one-page resume in a typed email and include their full name, instrument, mailing address, and telephone number to: Patrick Young, Orchestra Personnel Manager at patrick@longmontsymphony.org. Please clearly state the position for which you are applying in your email or resume. Emailed resumes must be in PDF (preferred) or Word formats.


Each individual should prepare 2-3 minutes of a solo of their choosing in addition to the assigned excerpts linked below


Violin 1 Section  |  excerpt

Nonpaid position, but there are paid concerts and outreach opportunities available


Principal 2nd Violin | excerpt

Please note – Solo plus audition excerpts as indicated on the pdf. Your solo should be a 1st movement (exposition only) of any standard romantic concerto. Excerpts will consist of 1st and 2nd violin parts. Please see PDF for more details. 

Paid position, $130 per concert with other paid concerts and outreach opportunities available


Viola Section  |  excerpt

Please note – Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture: Begin at the pickup to the 3rd bar of Reh. 1 and play until the 8th bar of Reh. 3

Nonpaid position, but there are paid concerts and outreach opportunities available


Cello Section  |  excerpt

Nonpaid position, but there are paid concerts and outreach opportunities available


Interim Principal Cello (1 Year)  |  excerpt

Please note – Rossini’s William Tell Overture: Prepare the Solo No. 1 only; m.1 – m.48

Paid position, $130 per concert with other paid concerts and outreach opportunities available


Associate Principal Cello (Permanent)  |  excerpt

Please note – Rossini’s William Tell Overture: Prepare the Solo No. 1 only; m.1 – m.48

Paid position, $80 per concert with other paid concerts and outreach opportunities available


Oboe 2  |  excerpt

Please note – Brahms Violin Concerto, Solo portion only till m. 32 – Additionally, Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin, Prelude – beginning through reh. 4 (No repeat)

Paid position, $80 per concert with other paid concerts and outreach opportunities available


Trumpet 3  |  excerpt

Paid position, $80 per concert with other paid concerts and outreach opportunities available


VIDEO AUDITIONS (PERCUSSION ONLY)

If interested, please send your video audition attachment or YouTube link, along with a one-page resume in a typed email and include full name, instrument, mailing address, and telephone number to: Patrick Young, Orchestra Personnel Manager at patrick@longmontsymphony.org. Please clearly state the position for which you are applying in your email or resume. Emailed resumes must be in PDF (preferred) or Word formats. Video audition excerpts may be recorded in separate video files/links, but no splicing of audio may occur.

Videos due by Monday, August 19, 2019


Section Percussion/Assistant Principal Timpani  |  excerpt

Marimba solo (2 or 4 mallets) of your choice, no longer than 5 minutes, plus excerpts

Timpani
Beethoven 9 – 1st mvmt, coda only
Hindemith – All
Tchaikovsky – Marked section only
Xylophone
Gershwin Porgy and Bess, opening soli
Glock 
Dukas Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Snare Drum
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, mvmt III and IV
Tambourine
Bizet Carmen Suite/Dance Boheme, 3 before letter D to 3 after E
Cymbals
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, #32 to Allegro Scherzando

Paid position, $80 per concert with other paid concerts and outreach opportunities available


Section Percussion (2 Positions) |  excerpt

Marimba solo (2 or 4 mallets) of your choice, no longer than 5 minutes, plus excerpts

Xylophone
Gershwin, Porgy and Bess, opening soli
Glock
Dukas Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Snare Drum
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, mvmt III and IV
Tambourine
Bizet Carmen Suite/Dance Boheme, 3 before letter D to 3 after E
Cymbals
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, #32 to Allegro Scherzando

Paid position, $80 per concert with other paid concerts and outreach opportunities available


The Longmont Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of Dr. Elliot Moore.

International applicants should be available to perform and work with the Longmont Symphony no later than September 1, 2019.

The audition committee reserves the right to dismiss, at any time during the audition process, any candidate who does not meet the required standard of the Longmont Symphony Orchestra.

If you are interested in a substitute-only audition, you may elect to submit an online audition via a YouTube link. Please note that acceptance to the Longmont Symphony Orchestra’s Substitute and Extra list does not guarantee employment.

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