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THE MANSFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

(2) Section Violin II
(2) Section Cello
Section Bass
Principal Cello
Principal Bass
Principal Oboe
Principal Bassoon
Principal Tuba
Principal Timpani
Principal Percussion

PER SERVICE COMPENSATION:

$77.88 PRINCIPAL PLAYER
$56.84 SECTION PLAYER

String auditions will be held at the Cleveland Institute of Music on September 16 and Wind auditions will be held at the Cleveland Institute of Music on September 24. Timpani and percussion auditions will be held at The Renaissance Theatre, Mansfield, Ohio on September 23. One-page resumes must be received no later than September 10; no exceptions.

Resumes should be directed to:

Jane Price, MSO Personnel Manager - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Submissions will be acknowledged when received.
Further correspondence is by email only, no phone calls please: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All applicants are required to demonstrate either U.S. Citizenship or a legal eligibility to accept employment with the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra members are responsible for arranging any necessary travel and accommodations for service sets. 


2017-2018 AUDITION REPERTOIRE FOR Section Violin (repertoire for Both Violin I and II)

Brahms: Symphony No. 4, Mvmt. IV, mm. 33-81, Violin I
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Scherzo, beginning to [B], Violin I
Mozart: Symphony No. 39, Andante Con Moto, mm. 1-27, Violin I
Mozart: Symphony No. 39, Mvmt. IV, beginning to [A], Violin I
Solo: Solo Bach or movement of standard concerto or "showpiece"

 

2017-2018 AUDITION REPERTOIRE FOR principal Cello

Rossini: William Tell + Section Repertoire Requirements

 

2017-2018 AUDITION REPERTOIRE FOR section Cello

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. II, beginning to [C] Mozart: Symphony No. 35, Finale, beginning to [A]
Brahms: Symphony No. 2, Mvmt. II, Soli (mm 1-12)
Debussy: La Mer, 2 before #9 to 6 after #9, top line
Exposition from solo of choice

 

2017-2018 AUDITION REPERTOIRE FOR PRINCIPAL BASS and SECTION BASS

Mozart: Symphony No. 35, Finale, beginning to [A]
Smetana: Overture to Bartered Bride, beginning to [A]
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Scherzo, Beginning to [A]
Tchaikovsky:Symphony No. 4, Mvmt. I, [B] to [C]
Exposition from solo of choice

 

2017-2018 AUDITION REPERTOIRE FOR Principal Timpani

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, Mvmt. I, mm. 409 to end; Mvmt. IV, 3 measureS before [K] to end
Brahms: Symphony No. 4, Mvmt. III (complete)
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, Mvmt. II (complete)
Mozart: Symphony No. 39, mm. 1-21
Sibelius: Finlandia, [D] to [I] (no repeat); [M] to end
Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet Fantasy-Overture (complete)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Mvmt. I, 2 measures before [T] to [V]

 

2017-2018 AUDITION REPERTOIRE FOR Principal percussion

Bells - Dukas: Sorcerer's Apprentice, 12 before [18] to 4 after [19]; [22] to [24]
Bells - Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty, 1 before [7] to [9]
Snare Drum - Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnole, Mvmt. IV, beginning to 10 after [L]
Snare Drum - Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Mvmt. III, [D] to 10 after [D]; Mvmt. IV, [P] to [R]
Tambourine - Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 2, Danse Boheme, 3 before [D] to 2 after [F]; 2 after [L] to 4 after [M]
Tambourine - Dvorak: Carnival Overture, beginning to 15 after [B]
Xylophone - Gershwin: An American in Paris
Cymbals - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2, Mvmt. III, [32] to Allegra Scherza
Cymbals - Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet, [E] to 12 after [E]
Cymbals - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Mvmt. IV, [H] to end
SOLO - Mallet solo of Candidate's choice

 

2017-2018 AUDITION REPERTOIRE FOR Principal Oboe

RAVEL: Le Tombeau de Couperin, I: Beginning - [2]
ROSSINI: Overtue to La scala de seta: pickup to m. 6 - [1]; and [2] to [3]
STRAUSS: Don Juan: 4 m. after [L] - 2 m. after [N]
SOLO: First Movement only from EITHER: Mozart - Oboe Concerto, K314 /OR/ Strauss - Oboe Concerto in D Major

 

2017-2018 AUDITION REPERTOIRE FOR Principal Bassoon

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4, 4th Mvt.- Solos
Stravinsky: The Firebird (Berceuse)
Ravel: Piano Concerto #1, 1st Mvt. (solo #9 to #10)
Mozart: Overture to the Marriage of Figaro
Solo of choice

 

2017-2018 AUDITION REPERTOIRE FOR Principal Tuba

Wagner: Die Meistersinger, Overture, mm. 158 -188
Mahler: Symphony No. 5, Mvt. 3, 16 m. after [15] to [17]
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Mvt. 1, Rehearsal #38-39
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Mvt. 4, Rehearsal # 109-112
Standard SOLO (Sonata or Concerto demonstrating contrasting styles) of candidate’s choice

Single tickets for this show are not available to the public yet.
See the schedule below to see the on sale dates:

 

2017-2018 Subscriptions On Sale:

June 6, 2017 for Annual Members 
June 20, 2017 for Non-Members 

2017-2018 Single Tickets On Sale:

July 5, 2017 for Annual Members 
July 18, 2017 for Non-Members


 

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