Orchestra auditions



The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra announces vacancies for:

Section Cello (2 positions)

Section Double Bass (1 position)

The audition will take place Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Ann Arbor.

This is a permanent, tenure track position to begin during the 2021-2022 season and the employment date will be mutually agreed upon based on the availability of the winning candidate. This is a per-service position with an average of 50 services offered each season. The winning candidate may be offered additional performance opportunities based on expertise and interest as part of A2SO Education and Community Engagement programs. Finalists may be granted substitute list status based on the discretion of the Artistic Advisor.

To apply, please complete the form at the bottom of this page. There is no deposit necessary in order to apply.

Section Cello audition repertoire:

I. Solo Repertoire

First movement from a standard cello concerto

II. Orchestral Excerpts

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5, 2nd movement, mm. 1-10, 49-59, 98-106, 114-123

BRAHMS Symphony No. 3, 3rd movement, beginning to Rehearsal B

MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo: Rehearsal C – D, N – O

MOZART Symphony No. 35, 4th movement, mm. 134-197

PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5, 4th movement, Rehearsal 79 – 80

SMETANA Overture to The Bartered Bride, beginning to 5 after Rehearsal A

STRAUSS Don Juan, Beginning to Rehearsal D

VERDI Requiem, Offertorio: beginning to m. 34

Section Double Bass audition repertoire:

I. Solo Repertoire

Solo of the candidate’s choosing

II. Orchestral Excerpts

BACH Magnificat: Mvt II “Et exsultavit spiritus meus”— beginning through m. 51

BRITTEN Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Variation H

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5, Mvt II — Rehearsal C to m. 23, 5 after Rehearsal E to m. 195

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5, Mvt III — beginning to 5 after Rehearsal A, Trio to m. 218

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9, Mvt IV — Recitatives

MOZART Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”, Mvt IV — beginning to Rehearsal A

SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals — Mvt V “L’éléphant”

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5, Mvt I — Rehearsal 22 to 4 after Rehearsal 26

R. STRAUSS Don Juan — beginning to 6 before Rehearsal D

All interested applicants for orchestra openings must submit contact information and upload an artistic resume below. A repertoire packet will be distributed to candidates upon receipt of application

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