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Second French Horn Auditions


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


(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

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.