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THERE are currently no administrative POSITIONs open at this time
THERE is one upcoming audition
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Highly qualified musicians are invited to send a one-page résumé, due by Friday, June 3, 2022, with $50 refundable deposit check (payable to Portland Symphony Orchestra) and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, with booster, to:
Portland Symphony Orchestra
Attn. Martin Webster, Orchestra Personnel Manager
50 Monument Square, Floor 2
Portland, ME 04101
Email: email@example.com. Emailed résumés in pdf or Word, please. Deposit checks will be returned at the audition or will be destroyed if your audition is cancelled on or before Friday, June 10, 2022.
Offer of employment at this audition is contingent on winning candidate’s ability to furnish proof of current ability to work in the US. Employment will begin during the 2022-2023 season. The PSO is a per-service orchestra offering approximately 80 services in the 2021-2022 season. Current scale for this position is $137.51 per service.
The PSO requires all applicants for this position to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please include a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card with your deposit check. Further COVID protocols may be required at audition time.
The Portland Symphony Orchestra audition committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards.
The audition will be held at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine.
The Portland Symphony Orchestra is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. In an effort to reduce the financial barriers for auditioning musicians, there is financial support available through NAAS (National Alliance for Audition Support) grant programs for auditioning Black and Latinx musicians: https://www.sphinxmusic.org/naas-grants
REQUIRED AUDITION REPERTOIRE
Benedetto Marcello: Oboe Concerto in C Minor, Mvt. II Adagio complete
OBOE 1 EXCERPTS
BACH Cantata No. 82, “Ich Habe Genug,” Beginning through Measure 35
BRAHMS Violin Concerto, Op. 77, Measure 3- Measure 32
RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin
- Prelude, Opening – rehearsal 2; rehearsal 8-rehearsal 9
- Forlane, Rehearsal 1 – rehearsal 2 and rehearsal 6 to rehearsal 8, repeat included
ROSSINI La Scala di Seta Overture Pickup to Measure 6-downbeat of rehearsal 3
STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite, Serenata Rehearsal 8 through rehearsal 10
OBOE 2 EXCERPTS
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra Movement II: Measure 25 through m. 44 and Measure 180 to m. 198
BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a
- Theme Beginning – Measure 29 with repeats
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2, Op. 72, Mvt. 2 Opening – Measure 31
DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto II. Measure 1 – Measure 9
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7, Op. 70 II. Measure 1 – Measure 8
PROKOFIEV Classical Symphony
- Mvt II 3rd measure after Rehearsal 37 – the second measure of Rehearsal 40
- Mvt III Rehearsal 44 – Rehearsal 45
- Mvt IV 2 Measures before Rehearsal 50 – the 5th Measure of Rehearsal 55