Interested in Joining the Orchestra?

 

If you are interested in playing in our volunteer-based orchestra, please contact us about an audition. Anyone who would like to be considered to fill a vacant position in the orchestra or play as a substitute when temporary vacancies occur are welcome. Preference for open chairs is given to qualified musicians who reside in Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan and Grant Counties.

2018-19 ORCHESTRA OPENINGS

The symphony currently has openings for the following positions: principal cello, principal bassoon,principal trumpet, English horn, trumpet 3, horn 3, horn 4 and harp. There are also openings in the following string sections: violin, viola, cello and bass.

2018-19 PRINCIPAL OPENINGS

PRINCIPAL CELLO audition excerpts may be found here in early August. Please prepare:

  1. A one-minute excerpt from a concerto or solo piece of your choosing.

  2. Beethoven Symphony No. 5, Movement II

    • mm. 1-10

    • mm. 49-60

    • mm. 98-106

  3. Mozart 35 Symphony No. 35

    1. Movement I, Beginning to Reh. B

    2. Movement IV, Beginning to 54

 

PRINCIPAL BASSOON audition excerpts may be found here in early August. Please prepare:

  1. A one-minute excerpt from a concerto or solo piece of your choosing.

  2. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration

    • Allegro, molto agitato to 2 bars before Rehearsal F

  3. Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, Op. 35

    • Movement II, m. 5 to Rehearsal A (solo)

    • Bar 2 of Rehearsal L to Rehearsal M (cadenzas)

 

PRINCIPAL TRUMPET audition excerpts may be found here in early August. Please prepare:

  1. A one-minute excerpt from a concerto or solo piece of your choosing.

  2. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

    • No. 12 Divertissement (Chocolate)

  3. Beethoven: Lenore Overture No. 3 (off-stage trumpet)

  4. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

    • Movement I, beginning to Rehearsal A


ALL OTHER POSITIONS

Musicians wishing to audition for all other positions should prepare two excerpts, one fast (technical) and one slow (lyrical). An accompanist is not necessary. Section string players may audition in a group reading session if requested by the musician.

Audition Information

DATE: Thursday, August 30, 2018, 5-8pm.

Please contact us to schedule an audition.