Principal Trumpet

Principal Trumpet B Contract

Auditions will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24 & 25, 2022

Principal Trumpet B 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 2022.

$133.98 per-service, 90 service minimum guarantee.

5.5% AFM Pension and Travel reimbursement when applicable.

Applicants should send a one-page resume to

Auditions will be in Chattanooga on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24 & 25, 2022. Check-in on May 24 will begin at 12:00pm with auditions beginning approximately at 1:30pm. Preliminary and possible Semi Final rounds to take place on Tuesday, May 24. Possible Semi and Final rounds likely for Wednesday, May 25. Individual warm-up rooms 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.


HUMMEL Concerto for Trumpet (in Eb or E) Mvt. I

EXCERPTS (all excerpts are from Trumpet 1 parts unless otherwise specified):

*BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra 
Mvt. V: m211-254; m550-572

BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 2 Offstage solo: m392-411

*BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story m60-84; m233-263; m508-521

BRUCKNER Symphony No. 7 Mvts. III & IV

DEBUSSY Nocturnes Mvt. II (Fêtes) 10:9 - 11; 13 - 14

*GERSHWIN An American in Paris 20:6 - 22:7; 4:46 - 2:47
pickup to 57 - 59

Symphony No. 5 Mvt. I

*MUSSORGSKY(RAVEL) Pictures at an Exhibition Promenade
Mvt. VI (Goldenberg & Schmuyle)

RAVEL Rhapsody Espagnol Mvt. IV: 7 to 8; 24 to 25


RESPIGHI Pines of Rome 

Mvt. I: Beginning – 7 mm. before rehearsal 3
Offstage Trumpet, Mvt. II: 8 mm. after rehearsal 10 – 17 mm. after
rehearsal 10

*SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 1 Mvt. II (without mute)

*STRAVINSKY Petrushka (1947) 1:134 - 139; 149 - 158

TCHAIKOVSKY Capriccio Italien First Cornet part: m189-240

WAGNER Parsifal Prelude