Employment

Applications are being accepted only for positions listed.

The Symphony School of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra is currently looking for part time Violin Teachers to join our faculty as we seek to serve North Alabama.  This includes the current 3rd grade violin program, after school classes and private instruction.  If this sounds like the opportunity for you, send your resume and cover letter to Sharon Hicks, sharon@hso.org or fax to 256-539-4819.

Auditions

Huntsville Symphony Orchestra
Gregory Vajda, Music Director

Interested candidates should send an application and one page resume to the Personnel Manager Joe Lester, HSO Personnel Manager at Joe@hso.org.

2021 Application

Auditions:

Concertmaster

Solo Repertoire:
– First movement from a standard violin concerto, with cadenza
– Choose one of the following by J. S. Bach: Chaconne from the Partita in D minor, or one movement from a sonata or partita

Orchestral Solos:
-Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade: solos
-R. Strauss, Ein Heldenleben: 22 – 39; 106 – end
-Brahms, Symphony No. 1, II: solo, pickup to E – end
-Stravinsky, L’histoire du soldat, Three Dances: Tango, Valse, Ragtime

Orchestral Repertoire:
-Mozart, Symphony 39, IV: Beginning – m. 78
-R. Strauss, Don Juan: Beginning – 13th m. of C
-Schumann, Symphony No. 2, II. Scherzo (all)
-Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo (all)
-Mahler, Symphony No. 1, IV: 1 m. before 15 – 19
-Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, I: mm. 76 – 135; V: mm. 21 – 86; V (Violin II!): mm. 265 – 317, top line

Possible Sight Reading.

2021 Concertmaster Solos & Excerpts

 

Associate Concertmaster

Solo Repertoire:
-First movement from a standard violin concerto, with cadenza

Orchestral Solos:
-Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade: solos
-R. Strauss, Ein Heldenleben: 22 – 39; 106 – end
-Brahms, Symphony No. 1, II: solo, pickup to E – end

Orchestral Repertoire:
-R. Strauss, Don Juan: Beginning – 13th m. of C
-Schumann, Symphony No. 2, II. Scherzo: Beginning – m. 54
-Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo: Beginning – 7th m. of D
-Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, I: mm. 76 – 135; V: mm. 21 – 86; V (Violin II!): mm. 265 – 317, upper line

Possible Sight Reading.

2021 Associate Concertmaster Solos & Excerpts

 

Section Violin

2 openings (Violin I, Chair 8; Violin II, Chair 4)

Solo Repertoire:
-First movement from a standard violin concerto

Orchestral Repertoire:
-R. Strauss, Don Juan: Beginning – 13th m. of C
-Schumann, Symphony No. 2, II. Scherzo: Beginning – m. 54
-Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo: Beginning – 7th m. of D
-Beethoven, Symphony No.9, III: mm. 99 – 114 (Lo stesso tempo)
-Mahler, Symphony No. 5, IV. Adagietto: Beginning – m. 34
-Brahms, Symphony No. 2, I: mm. 101 – 155

Possible Sight Reading.

2021 Violin Excerpts

 

Section Viola

2 openings (Chair 4; Chair 8)

Orchestral Repertoire:
-R. Strauss, Don Juan: Beginning – 9th m. of B
-Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Variation V: mm. 206 – 263; Variation VIII, mm. 322 – 360
-Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6, I: mm.19 – 66
-Prokofiev, Symphony No. 1, I: Square 13 – Square 15 (in other editions, 8 m. before  I – J)
-Berlioz, Roman Carnival Overture: pickup to 3rd m. of 1 – 8th m. of 3

Possible Sight Reading

2021 Viola Excerpts

 

Section Bass

1 opening (Chair 4)

Orchestral Repertoire:
-Beethoven, Symphony No. 5, III. (Scherzo): Beginning – m. 100 (5th of A); pickup to 141 – 218 (23rd of B)
-Bernstein, Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, “Cool Fugue”: mm. 654 – 684
-Brahms, Symphony No. 2, II: mm. 50 – 55 (2nd of C – 2 before D)
-Mahler, Symphony No. 2, I: Beginning – 17th m. of 1
-Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 4 “Italian,” I: mm. 34 – 52
-Mozart, Symphony No. 35, I: Beginning – m. 66 (downbeat of B)
-Haydn, Symphony No. 31 “Horn Signal,” IV: Variation VII, Violone/Vcl solo
-Britten, The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra: Variation H

Possible Sight Reading

2021 Contrabass Excerpts