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Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Auditions

The Chattanooga Symphony and Opera has been monitoring the current Covid-19 crisis, and we place the health and safety of our musicians, candidates, and staff as a top priority. Due to the latest CDC recommendations, we feel that it is best for everyone if we postpone the current auditions for Violin, Section Bass, and Bass Trombone until a later date closer to the start of next season.

At this time we have not been able to determine dates for rescheduling the auditions, but will make every effort to notify all applicants by July 1, 2020 with at least 6 weeks of notice of the new dates.

Qualified applicants should email a one page resume by April 27, 2020 to auditions@chattanoogasymphony.org.

Section Bass C-Contract

Section Bass C Contract Information

The CSO currently performs 7 Masterworks concerts, 5 Pops concerts, in addition to other concerts throughout Chattanooga and the surrounding area. Employment to begin September of 2020.

Current 2019-2020 Season CBA Rate of $103.02 per-service, 30 service minimum guarantee.

5% AFM Pension and Travel reimbursement when applicable

Individual warm-up room will be made available at least 15 minutes prior to each candidate’s audition time. Lots will be drawn to determine the order that candidates will audition. All preliminary rounds will be screened, but the audition committee reserves the right to remove the screen for the final round. The audition committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate at any point during his/her audition. Music will not be made available prior to the audition, but music will be available at the audition.

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Bass Trombone C+ Contract

Bass Trombone C+ Contract Information

The CSO currently performs 7 Masterworks concerts, 5 Pops concerts, in addition to other concerts throughout Chattanooga and the surrounding area. Employment to begin September of 2020.

Current 2019-2020 Season CBA Rate of $103.02 per-service, 65 service minimum guarantee.

5% AFM Pension and Travel reimbursement when applicable

Individual warm-up room will be made available at least 15 minutes prior to each candidate’s audition time. Lots will be drawn to determine the order that candidates will audition. All preliminary rounds will be screened, but the audition committee reserves the right to remove the screen for the final round. The audition committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate at any point during his/her audition. Music will not be made available prior to the audition, but music will be available at the audition.

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Second Violin B-Contract

Second Violin B-Contract Information

The CSO currently performs 7 Masterworks concerts, 5 Pops concerts, 4 Chamber Orchestra concerts, in addition to other concerts throughout Chattanooga and the surrounding area. Employment to begin September of 2020.

2019-2020 CBA Rate $103.02 per-service, 90 service minimum guarantee.

5% AFM Pension and Travel reimbursement when applicable

Individual warm-up room will be made available at least 15 minutes prior to each candidate’s audition time. Lots will be drawn to determine the order that candidates will audition. All preliminary rounds will be screened, but the audition committee reserves the right to remove the screen for the final round. The audition committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate at any point during his/her audition. Music will not be made available prior to the audition, but music will be available at the audition.

View the audition list