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Employment Opportunities

Director of Development

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra announces the full-time position of Director of Development.

The Director of Development has the primary responsibility for executing a comprehensive development program to provide all contributed and sponsorship income by meeting and exceeding all revenue goals from individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies in Springfield and Bloomington-Normal. The Director of Development is responsible for communicating the progress in achieving the established goals for resource development to the board of directors and executive director on a regular basis. [ Read full description. ]

Please email a cover letter with salary requirements and detailed resume to Trevor Orthmann, Executive Director at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Application deadline is March 30, 2018 or until position is filled.

Applications for the January and February 2018 Orchestra Auditions are now closed.

The ISO is now accepting Substitute Applications. To apply, please send a performance résumé to the Operations & Personnel 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 is $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


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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