AUDITIONS FOR THE 2019 – 2020 SEASON

Daniel Stewart - Music Director

Date of Audition - Positions Available

June 22, 2019 - Principal Horn, 2nd Trumpet

June 23, 2019 - 2nd Flute

June 29, 2019 - Section Contrabass [1 chair], Section 1st Violin [1 chair]

June 30, 2019 - 2nd Bassoon, 2nd Oboe

Audition Repertory for all positions listed below.



Compensation:

2019-2020 wages are $105.00 per service for section musicians, $128.10 per service for Principal musicians. All musicians receive a daily travel allowance, pension contribution, and housing option. Thirty eight services are planned.



To Apply

Highly qualified applicants are invited to apply by submitting their résumé and a $50.00 audition deposit refundable at the time of audition. Verified eligibility for employment is required.

Send applications to:
Norman C. Peck, Personnel Manager, Santa Cruz Symphony
1860 Price Way; San Leandro, CA 94577

* Applications must be received no later than one week before the date of the audition.

* Candidates will be sent repertoire and other details after review and acceptance of their application.

* The Audition Committee of the Santa Cruz Symphony reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions.

* Employment to begin in October 2019 or the candidate's earliest availability thereafter.



Audition REPERTORY

Audition repertory will be selected from the following lists. The Audition Committee of the Santa Cruz Symphony reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions. Finalists may be asked to sight-read.

Section 1ST VIOLIN

Solo:
Exposition of a standard concerto (first movement)

Excerpts (provided):
Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
Brahms Symphony No. 4
Mozart Symphony No. 39
Schumann Symphony No. 2
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Strauss Don Juan

Section CONTRABASS

Solo:
Solo of candidate's choice

Excerpts (provided):
Bach Violin Concerto in E Major
Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Brahms Symphony No. 1
Brahms Symphony No. 2
Mahler Symphony No. 2
Mahler Symphony No. 4
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4
Mozart Symphony No. 39
Mozart Symphony No. 40
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Strauss Don Juan
Strauss Ein Heldenleben
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

2nd FLUTE

Solo:
W. A. Mozart Concerto No. 1 in G Major for Flute and Orchestra,

Excerpts (provided):
Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3
Brahms Symphony No. 4
Mendelssohn A Midsummer’s Night Dream
Rossini Overture to Guillaume Tell
Stravinsky The Firebird (1919)
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4
Prokofiev Symphony No. 1
Ravel Daphnis et Chloe: Suite No. 2

2nd OBOE

Solo:
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors: Shepherd’s Dance

Excerpts (provided):
Prokofiev Symphony No. 1
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
Rossini La Scala di Seta
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra
Berlioz The Damnation of Faust
Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn

2nd BASSOON

Solo:
Mozart Concerto for Bassoon in Bb Maj

Excerpts (provided):
Mozart Overture to Marriage of Figaro
Berlioz Symphony Fantastique
Brahms Violin Concerto
Brahms Symphony No. 3
Mozart Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”
Sibelius Symphony No. 2
Wagner Overture to Tannhauser

Principal HORN

Solo:
Strauss Horn Concerto No. 2 1st movement
Mozart Horn Concerto No. 2 1st movement

Excerpts (provided):
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Brahms Symphony No. 1
Brahms Symphony No. 2
Brahms Symphony No. 3
Mahler Symphony No. 4
Mahler Symphony No. 5
Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
Strauss Ein Heldenleben
Strauss Till Eulenspiegel
Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 5
Wagner Götterdämmerung

2nd TRUMPET

Solo:
Hummel Concerto in Eb
Haydn Concerto in Eb

Excerpts:
Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3
Beethoven Violin concerto in D major
Bizet Carmen Suite no.1
Mahler Symphony 5
Gershwin An American in Paris
Ravel Alborada del Gracioso
Schumann Symphony No. 2
Shostakovich Symphony 5
Strauss Don Juan
Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures At An Exhibition
Stravinsky Petroushka (1947)
Verdi Don Carlos
Tchaikovsky Symphony 4