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Second French Horn Auditions

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

SECOND AND UTILITY FRENCH HORN

(approx. 50 services per season)

along with possible unconducted

Ensemble services (Woodwind, Brass Ensembles, etc.)

 

Auditions will be held Monday, September 18, 2017 from 9:30am - 1:00pm in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17th St. NW, Canton, OH 44708.  Preliminary auditions will be held 9:30am - 12:00pm, with the final round beginning immediately after.

Per service rate for the 2nd French Horn and Utility French Horn Position is $103.99 for the 2017-2018 season, plus 5% pension contributions (AFM-EPF).  Per service rate for the first daily Ensemble service (up to 1 hour period) is $85.00 for the 2017-2018 season.  Some services require daytime availability.

Repertoire for the audition includes the following:

Solo: any Mozart or Strauss Horn Concerto - 1st movement, and the following excerpts:

Beethoven                          Symphony No. 3 - Trio of Scherzo (2nd horn part)

                                         Symphony No. 7 - 4th mvmt. (2nd horn part)

                                         1st mvmt., m. 86-110; 3rd mvmt., m. 153-238

                                         Fidelio - opening and 1st Allegro (2nd horn part)

Dvorak                               Symphony No. 9 - 4th mvmt. 4 before #11 to #11 (2nd horn part)

Shostakovich                      Symphony No. 5 - 1st mvmt, low tutti, Largamente

Strauss                               Don Quixote -                  Var. VII, VIII (2nd horn part)

FINAL ROUND:  2nd horn parts, playing with the 1st horn:

Beethoven                          Symphony No. 8 - 3rd mvmt, m. 45-78

Mahler                                Symphony no. 1 - opening duet

Possible excerpts from the preliminary round

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 mkoscso@cantonsymphony.org.

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.