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Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Auditions

Principal Timpani C-Contract

Auditions will be held Wednesday & Thursday, February 6 & 7, 2019

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera currently performs 7 Masterworks concerts, 5 Pops concerts, in addition to other concerts throughout Chattanooga and the surrounding area. Employment will begin September of 2019.

$128.78 per-service, 65 service minimum guarantee, with approximately 75 services scheduled each season for Timpani.

5% AFM Pension and Travel reimbursement when applicable

Auditions will be held at the Tivoli Theatre located at 709 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402 on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Check-in will begin at 11:30am with auditions beginning approximately at 1:30pm. The auditions will take place on stage, and an 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.

The CSO currently uses German system Walter Light Mark 11 timpani. At the audition, both these and an American set will be available. We hope to have one additional set (likely American) available in the warm-up room. The use of tuning gauges will be allowed.

Please click here to view the audition list.

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