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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.


Orchestra Librarian

The application period for this position has closed.


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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