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Employment Opportunities

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra announces auditions for the following positions:

(click on a position for more information)

Principal Violin 2 - Repertoire List

Section Violin 1 (4 positions) - Repertoire List

Section Violin 2 (4 positions) - Repertoire List

Section Cello (4 positions) - Repertoire List

Associate Principal Bass - Repertoire List

Section Bass (2 positions) - Repertoire List

Principal Horn (1 yr. possibly permanent) - Repertoire List

Horn 3 - Repertoire List

Bass Trombone - Repertoire List

To apply, please send a one-page resume & $25 audition deposit to Orchestra Manager, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 5191, Springfield, IL 62705.

Applications must be received by Friday, August 24, 2018

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra is a per service regional orchestra. All auditioned positions will start in the 2018-2019 season.

  • Base scale for all services in the 2017-2018 Annual Season was $75.05 per service.
  • Associate Principals: Base scale plus 8% ($81.05) per service.
  • Principals: Base scale plus 16% ($87.06) per service.

Season includes: Masterworks classical, chamber, pops, education, "Around the Town" concerts, and "Music Matters" educational outreach programs.


Substitute Musicians

The ISO is now accepting applications for substitute musicians. To apply, please send a performance résumé to the Orchestra Manager, Chet Lord-Remmert, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . It is strongly recommended to include a link to a video sample of your playing.

Musician Employment:

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra is a per service regional orchestra.

  • Base scale for all services in the 2017-2018 Annual Season was $75.05 per service.
  • Associate Principals: Base scale plus 8% ($81.05) per service.
  • Principals: Base scale plus 16% ($87.06) per service.

Season includes: Masterworks classical, chamber, pops, education, "Around the Town" concerts, and "Music Matters" educational outreach programs.

Section Cello Audition Repertoire

February 20, 2018

Solo:

1st movement of a standard concerto of your choice (no cadenza)

Orchestral Excerpts:

Beethoven                   Symphony No. 5: Mvt. II         m. 1-10

m. 49-59

m. 98-106

Brahms                        Symphony No. 2: Mvt. II, m. 1-15

Debussy                       La Mer: 2 measures before [9] - 6 measures after [9]

Mozart                         Symphony No. 35: Mvt. IV, m. 134-181

Strauss, R.                    Don Juan: 1st Page

Tchaikovsky                Symphony No. 4: Mvt. II, m. 21-42 (downbeat)

 


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