Below you will find current audition announcements. I no longer list repertoire, although I’ll link to the repertoire list if I can locate it.

To see past audition repertoire go to Professional Orchestra Audition Repertoire Lists (Past), although I no longer add to that list so the information isn’t terribly new.

Recently I’ve been very bad about keeping up with this list, and I’m currently just doing “cut & paste” work, where I used to edit and make things cleaner. Ah well! I provide this information as a service, but I do not guarantee its accuracy! Be sure and check the links or contact the orchestras to verify the posted information. Thank you.


11772 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 212, San Diego, CA 92121 • 858-350-0290 • 858-350-0297 (Fax) •
Audition Notice – Oboe co-principal/second oboe
Under the direction of Jung-Ho Pak, Orchestra Nova is a professional orchestra offering five classics
series each year, annual performances of Handel’s Messiah and education programs. In addition, the
orchestra performs throughout the county at various events.
Orchestra Nova’s philosophy is about being a revolutionary orchestra. We are looking for extremely
dramatic and emotionally demonstrative players who want to be part of our vision for a theatricallyoriented performance style. Our musicians show emotion, joy and passion in rehearsal and on stage.
This position is a transitional one. The musician will often play principal oboe, while playing second
some of the time. It is our intention to have the co-principal transition into the principal position within
two years.
Orchestra Nova is a per-service orchestra, performing primarily from October through May each year.
? Current Principal musician salary: Rehearsal $128.98/Performance $158.39
? Orchestra Nova contributes to musician’s pension but does not offer any additional benefits.
Audition repertoire
Perform one concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:
Brahms Violin Concerto Symphony No. 2 Symphony No. 1
2nd movement solo 2nd movement, measures 19-26 2nd movement solo
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
2nd movement, beginning to measure 21
Rossini La Scala di Seta
Andantino and Allegro solos
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade solos
All musicians who perform with Orchestra Nova must be current members of the American Federation
of Musicians, local 325.
Video/YouTube links should be sent to [email protected]
Resumes and CDs can also be sent to: Orchestra Nova Oboe Auditions
11772 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 212
San Diego, CA 92121
To learn more about Orchestra Nova, please visit our web site at


Great Falls Symphony Association

National Search
2012-2013 Season, September 1 – May 31
SALARY $18,500 + private studio income
86 services (not including chamber ensemble rehearsals)
DEADLINE: Applications must be postmarked by Friday April 20, 2012
Great Falls Symphony Association – Oboe Search
P. O. Box 1078 | Great Falls, MT 59403
email application materials to [email protected] [preferred]
Applications received by April 20th, 2012 will receive priority consideration.
Position open until filled.
Live Auditions to take place in Great Falls, MT in May 2012

GREAT FALLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Serve as Principal Oboe in the Great Falls Symphony.
Successful candidate should be able to double on English Horn.
CHINOOK WINDS QUINTET: Resident Wind Ensemble of the Great Falls Symphony Association.
•Performs with resident string ensemble, Cascade Quartet on the Great Falls Chamber Music Series.
•Education & Outreach (concert tours, school programs, and other community appearances)
•Expected to establish a private teaching studio. Musician determines fees and receives all income.

Other opportunities include importing to other Montana orchestras. Depending on experience: substitute teaching,
teaching college classes, or instrument repair.

QUALIFICATIONS: Masters Degree preferred. Professional level orchestral, chamber music and private teaching
experience desired. Strong communication skills required.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please send only the following materials at this time.
Cover Letter and Resume including names and telephone numbers of three references.
Letter of Support from teacher/professor or conductor
Audio Recording that includes the following excerpts in the order listed below

SOLO Please prepare the first movement exposition: Mozart Oboe Concerto in C Major, K.314
Brahms Violin Concerto; mvt. II solo
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin; mvt. I, measures 1 – 14
Beethoven Symphony No. 3; mvt. II, Measures 8 – 47
Rossini La Scala di Seta Overture; opening solo, vivace staccato
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4; mvt. II solo
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3; mvt. II, Vivace Measures 32 – 100
Winning candidates must be authorized to work in the United States in order to be hired by the GFSA.


Only highly qualified applicants will be invited to this audition.

Final auditions for this position will be held in Seattle on Monday, June 11, 2012. Preliminary auditions may begin as early as Tuesday, June 5, 2012.

Please send a brief resume listing recent orchestral experience, musical education and audition experience placement by Monday, April 23, 2012. Repertoire will be sent upon receipt of your resume.

• 47 week season including seven weeks paid vacation: (45 weeks Symphony/Opera and an optional 2 week Seattle Opera summer production);
• Salary for 2011-12 SEASON $84,492.00
• Workload and salary shared between the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and the Seattle Opera Association;
• Benefits include medical and dental insurance, pension, disability, life insurance, instrument insurance, and parking.

Send resume to:
Send a one-page resume to: (e-mail is preferred)
• Scott Wilson, Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager
Seattle Symphony
PO Box 21906
Seattle, WA 98111-3906
• Fax: (206) 215-4701
• E-mail: [email protected]
(Please include the words “2nd Oboe Auditions” in the title of your reply, and attach your resume as a Word document or PDF file)

Seattle Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


PRINCIPAL OBOE (One permanent position): Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

The Lexington Philharmonic is a per service orchestra
2011-2012 per service principal rate is $109.28/service
All applicants must demonstrate U.S. Citizenship or legal elegibility to accept employment with the Lexington Philharmonic.
Auditions will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Lexington, KY.
PRINCIPAL TROMBONE: Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.

Auditions will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Downtown Lexington, KY.
Deadline for resumes for the Principal Oboe and Principal Trombone positions is May 1, 2012.

To be considered for an invitation to audition, please email a resume and send a $30.00 deposit (see refund policy below) check made out to Lexington Philharmonic to the address below:

Lexington Philharmonic
Attention: Kelly Whelan, General Manager
161 N. Mill Street
Lexington, KY 40507
[email protected]
*Note: Deposits will only be refunded to candidates who attend the audition or cancel more than one week prior to the audition date.

The Lexington Philharmonic is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities are encouraged to apply.