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Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Announces Openings for 2017 – 18 Season

Assistant Concertmaster B contract

Assistant Concertmaster B-Contract

  • 30 weeks, 90 services, including Symphony, Chamber, and Pops concerts
  • Associate Concertmaster B-contract 2017-2018 salary of $11,250.00  based upon $125.00 per service
  • 4.75% AFM Pension and Travel reimbursement when applicable

Audition List

Solo: MOZART: Concerto: exposition from #3, #4, or #5

Excerpts:

BEETHOVEN: Symphony #9

  • 3rd mvt m 99-114

MOZART: Symphony #39

  • 1st mvt opening to downbeat of measure 14
  • 2nd mvt opening to m 27
  • 4th mvt opening to double bar

BRAHMS: Symphony #2

  • 1st mvt m 101-155
  • 2nd mvt m 51-54

STRAUSS: Don Juan: first page

MENDELSSOHN: Midsummer Night’s Dream: Scherzo

  • M 17-99

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony #5

  • 1st mvt m 32 to 3 after 38

Concertmaster Solo:

BRAHMS: Symphony #1: concertmaster solo
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio Espagnol: Cadenza IV

Auditions to be held on September 23, 2017

Qualified applicants may send a one-page resume to:

 Orchestra Personnel Manager
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Association
email: auditions@chattanoogasymphony.org

Section Violin C-Contract

Section Violin C-Contract

  • 30 weeks including Symphony and Pops concerts
  • Section Violin C-contract pays $100 per service for 2017-2018
  • 30 service minimum guarantee for all C-contracts
  • 4.75% AFM Pension and Travel reimbursement when applicable

Audition List

Solo: MOZART: Concerto: exposition from #3, #4, or #5

 Excerpts:

BEETHOVEN: Symphony #9

  • 3rd mvt m 99-114

MOZART: Symphony #39

  • 1st mvt opening to downbeat of measure 14
  • 2nd mvt opening to m 27
  • 4th mvt opening to double bar

BRAHMS: Symphony #2

  • 1st mvt m 101-155
  • 2nd mvt m 51-54

STRAUSS: Don Juan: first page

MENDELSSOHN: Midsummer Night’s Dream: Scherzo

  • M 17-99

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony #5

  • 1st mvt m 32 to 3 after 38

Auditions to be held on September 23, 2017

Qualified applicants may send a one-page resume to:

 Orchestra Personnel Manager
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Association
email: auditions@chattanoogasymphony.org

Regional Vocalists

The CSO announces auditions for vocalists from our region for:

  • April 21, 2018 performance of Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music (mezzo needed)
  • TBD 2018/19 performance of Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem (soprano and baritone needed)
  • comprimario roles in an April 2019 production of Carmen
    • Micaëla (soprano)
    • Frasquita (soprano)
    • Mercedes (mezzo)
    • Le Remendado (tenor)
    • Moralès (baritone)
    • Le Dancaïre (baritone)
    • Zuniga (bass)

At this time, all in-person audition slots have been filled. Interested singers should upload resume, headshot, and audio clips of, or links to, two contrasting pieces. Electronic submissions are due by Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

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