Section Bass

Section Bass C Contract

Auditions will be held Friday, May 27, 2022

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 2022.

$107.18  per-service, 30 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 Friday, May 27, 2022. Check-in will begin at 12:00pm with auditions beginning approximately at 1:30pm. 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.




1st Movement of a standard bass concerto (exposition only, no cadenza)




Beethoven Symphony No. 5

Movement 3, Scherzo and Trio (1-218, no repeat)

Brahms Symphony No. 1

Movement 1, 161-189 (2nd ending)

Movement 4, pick-up to 220-244

Dvorak Symphony No. 9

Movement 2, 9 after [2] to [3]

Mahler Symphony No. 2

Movement 1, Beginning to 2 before [2]

Mozart Symphony No. 39

Movement 1, 14 Before [A] to [C] 

Strauss Ein Heldenleben


Verdi Otello

Act IV Soli (1-26)


Possible Sightreading:

Sightreading may be required at the discretion of the Audition Committee