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NHSO Section Cello (1 position)

Audition Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 (afternoon)
Application Deadline: August 25, 2016
. All forms must be received by this time. Late applications may be accepted only if space is available.

Click here to download the Audition Application Form.

Cello Section Audition Repertoire 2016

  • J.S. Bach: (Required) One movement from any Suite for Unaccompanied Cello
  • Solo of choice (concerto or other solo, but not Bach)
  • Beethoven: Sym. No. 5, 2nd movement: m.1-10; m. 49-59; m. 98-106; m.114-123
  • Brahms: Sym. No. 2, Slow movement: m. 1-16
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 40, 1st movement: m.115-138; 4th mvt. m.49-62, the 8th note passage
  • R. Strauss: Don Juan, 1st page; letter C-D; Letter R-T
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, 2nd movement: from 21 before A to 16 after A
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, 2nd movement: beginning to 2nd ending (with repeat)
  • Verdi Requiem: Offertorio opening cello soli passage

Possible sight reading from standard orchestral excerpts. Preliminary round auditions are held behind a screen. Final auditions will be held immediately after the preliminary auditions and do not use a screen. The NHSO does not provide any travel expense reimbursement for any audition round.

A refundable $30.00 deposit is required in order to secure an audition time. Send your audition application form, check made payable to the NHSO, and your resume to: NHSO auditions, 545 Long Wharf Drive, 6th Floor, New Haven, CT 06511. Your check will be returned to you at the audition. Cancellations must be received at the symphony office by noon two days prior to the audition in order to be refundable. If you do not notify us that you will not be attending then you will forfeit your deposit. This system is designed to minimize no-shows.  Music may be obtained from your local music dealer or by calling either Kalmus Music Co. at 800-434-6340 or Luck’s Music at 800-348-8749. Both accept major credit cards and offer several shipping options. Parts are also available online at .

Contract Information
In addition to its Symphony Series concerts, the NHSO produces a Pops series, a Young People’s Series, outdoor concerts in the summer, and other special concerts. Rehearsals are usually held on weekday evenings, averaging three or four rehearsals per Symphony Series. Concerts are usually on Thursday nights with some repeat performances on Sunday afternoon. The pay for section players is $109.00 per service. In addition there is a travel pay allowance for players living more than 15 miles from New Haven (maximum of $30 per day). In order to perform with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra you need to belong to your local of the musicians union (A. F. of M.). If you are offered more than 6 services within a year you must join local 400, even if you are a member of another local.

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