Auditions – September 2018

General Information

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THESE AUDITIONS HAS PASSED.

Auditions for the following instruments will be held in September 2018:

PRINCIPAL OBOE

PRINCIPAL TROMBONE

PRINCIPAL FLUTE

“Groups like the Princeton Symphony Orchestra give concerts as satisfying as any, and you don’t need refined big-city ears to know that. A good performance… is something you feel in your gut.” – David Patrick Stearns, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Led by Music Director Rossen Milanov, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra is an outstanding regional orchestra performing six Classical Series subscription concerts each year. A typical season also includes two pops concerts and a number of educational programs. Performances are in beautiful Richardson Auditorium on the Princeton University campus. All rehearsals and performances are accessible by train from Manhattan or Philadelphia.

Based on a review of resumes received, a limited number of highly qualified candidates will be invited to the live audition. IMPORTANT: If you do not currently live in the metropolitan tri-state area, or have a prior commitment bringing you to the area, your resume may be excluded from consideration.

Click here to read the 2018-19 service schedule and pay scale.

Winning candidates should be available for at least three of the remaining five subscription series concerts offered in the 2018-2019 season. The Audition Committee reserves the right to select an alternate winner if this requirement cannot be met. The current attendance requirement for rostered players is 62% of the subscription concerts over any three-year period.

 

Principal Oboe Auditions

Preliminary and final rounds: Monday, September 24th, 2018

The audition is expected to run from 11:00am – 4:00pm including call backs and finals.

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra tunes to A = 440

Check here for required repertoire.

 

Principal Trombone Auditions

Preliminary and final rounds: Monday, September 24th, 2018

The audition is expected to run from 4:00pm – 9:00pm including call backs and finals.

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra tunes to A=440

Check here for required repertoire.

 

Principal Flute Auditions

Preliminary and final rounds: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

The audition is expected to run from 10:00am – 4:00pm including call backs and finals.

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra tunes to A = 440

Check here for required repertoire.

 

To apply, please fill out the application form HERE and also email a ONE-PAGE resume to the appropriate address below.  You must complete both steps in order to be considered for the audition. Your materials are due on or before August 27th, 2018.

oboe@princetonsymphony.org

trombone@princetonsymphony.org

flute@princetonsymphony.org


Please be sure that your NAME, INSTRUMENT, and EMAIL address are all printed on your ONE-PAGE resume.

You will be notified no later than August 30th as to the disposition of your application. Once invited, you will be asked to make a deposit which will confirm and reserve your audition time.

Do not e-mail or telephone the PSO office. You are welcome to direct inquiries to: Elizabeth Thompson, Audition Coordinator, at the above e-mail addresses.

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer.