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Piano Auditions


Posted August 1, 2017
The Canton Symphony Orchestra announces the following vacancy beginning in the 2017-2018 season


 (approx. 15 services per season)

along with possible unconducted

Ensemble services (Lecture/Demo, etc.)


Auditions will be held Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 10:30am – 12:00pm at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, located in McKinley High School, 2323 17th St. NW, Canton, OH.  Preliminary auditions will be held 10:30am – 11:30pm, with the final round beginning immediately after.

Per service rate for the Piano position is $103.99, plus 5% pension contributions (AFM-EPF).  The per service rate for the first daily Ensemble service (up to 1 hour period) is $85.00 for the 2016-2017 season.   Some services require daytime availability.

Audition repertoire for the positions includes a solo of your choice and the following excerpts:

Copland                              Appalachian Spring (original version 1944)

Shostakovich                      Symphony No. 1, Op. 10

Stravinsky                          Petrouchka (revised 1947) (entire part should be prepared)

Audition appointments can be made by calling Michael G. Koscso, Orchestra Manager beginning August 25, 2017 at 330-933-5473 - do not email him.  If you have questions call him at 330-933-5473 or email him at

Please bring your own music to the auditions - no excerpts will be available at the auditions.

Finalists might be asked to sight-read.

All applicants are required by federal law to demonstrate eligibility to accept employment with the Canton Symphony Orchestra.
The Canton Symphony Orchestra Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.