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Orchestra Auditions



DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Neal Gittleman, Artistic Director and Conductor


Announces the following vacancies beginning with the 2018–2019 season:

Section Cello Chair 404 
2018–2019 service guarantee is 120 services with possibility for additional services; per-service rate is $130.44.  

Audition Date: October 8, 2018  
Résumé deadline: September 24, 2018
 

Audition list: 

1. Movement of a standard concerto—minimum of two minutes 

2. Excerpts selected from the following: 
  • Beethoven, Symphony No. 5: Mvt. 2, beginning through m. 10; mm. 49–59; mm. 98–106 
  • Brahms, Symphony No. 2: Mvt. 2, beginning through m. 15  
  • Debussy, La mer: Mvt. 1, 2 bars before [9] through 6 measures after [9], top line only 
  • Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo, [N] to [O] 
  • Mozart, Symphony No. 35: Mvt. 4, mm. 134–181 
  • Strauss, Don Juan: beginning through m. 9; [A] through 5 measures before [D] 
  • Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker: Act I, [78]–[85] 
  • Verdi, Requiem: Offertorio, beginning to m. 38 
3. Possible sight reading  



Section Viola Chairs 304 and 310  
2018–2019 service guarantee is 140 services for Chair 304 and 60 services for Chair 310 with possibility of additional services for both chairs; per-service rate is $130.44.  

Audition Date: October 9, 2018    
Résumé deadline: September 24, 2018
  

Audition list: 

1. Solo of choice (no less than two minutes) 

2. Excerpts selected from the following: 
  • Beethoven, Symphony No. 5: Mvt. 2, mm. 1–10 and 98–106; Mvt. 3, mm. 147–213 
  • Berlioz, Roman Carnival: 3 after [1] to 1 after [4] 
  • Brahms, Symphony No. 2: Mvt. 1, mm. 114–136 and 302–317; Mvt. 4, mm. 155–206 
  • Mahler, Symphony No. 10: [12]–[13] 
  • Mendelssohn, Scherzo from Midsummer Night's Dream: page 1 
  • Mozart, Symphony No. 35: Mvt. 4, mm. 134–181 
  • Strauss, Don Juan: beginning up to [D]
  • Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6: Mvt 1, mm. 19–79; Mvt. 3, mm. 1–72 
3. Possible sight reading 



SECTION VIOLIN CHAIRS 

One-year temporary 1st violin, Chair 105 
2018–2019 service guarantee is 145 services with possibility for additional services; per-service rate is $130.44. 

One-year temporary 1st violin, Chair 114 
2018–2019 service guarantee is 60 services with possibility for additional services; per-service rate is $130.44. 

Permanent 2nd violin, Chair 212 
2018–2019 service guarantee is 60 services with possibility for additional services; per-service rate is $130.44. 
Winner of this Chair may possibly be offered temporary 1st violin Chair 104 for the 2018–2019 season. 

Audition Date: October 10, 2018    
Résumé deadline: September 24, 2018
 

Audition list:  

1. Solo: First movement of a standard concerto – minimum of 2 minutes 

2a. Excerpts for 1st violin:  
  • Brahms, Symphony No. 4: Mvt. 4, mm. 33–80 
  • Mahler, Symphony No. 1: Mvt. 4, beginning to 1 measure before [6]; Mvt. 4, [16]–[19] 
  • Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo, mm. 17–99 
  • Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5: Mvt. 1, [9]–[12]; Mvt. 1, [32]–[37] 
  • Strauss, Don Juan: beginning through 13 measures after [C] 
  • Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker: Overture, 8 measures after [7] (m. 113) to end (top line) 

2b. Excerpts for 2nd violin: 

  • Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra: Mvt. 5, mm. 265–325 
  • Beethoven, Symphony No. 9: Mvt. 2, mm. 1–109 (until 8 before [D] ) 
  • Mozart, The Magic Flute: Overture, mm. 16–60 
3. Possible sight reading



Service Guarantee numbers will be prorated to date performance duties begin. Winning candidates will be required to show proof of U.S. citizenship or a work permit/green card before a contract can be offered. Highly qualified applicants, please write to:

Jane Varella, Personnel Manager
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
126 N. Main St., Suite 210
Dayton, Ohio 45402

or FAX to (937) 223-9189

or email to:  jvarella@daytonperformingarts.org

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