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.


Huntsville Symphony Orchestra
Gregory Vajda, Music Director

Questions? Please email Joe Lester, HSO Personnel Manager Joe@hso.org

Auditions SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019
Application deadline FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2018

2018 Application

Announces the following vacancies


Horn 3

All parts are 3rd horn unless specified

Brahms Piano Concerto #2: mvt. 1 (F – G), mvt. 2, (B – D)
Debussy La Mer: mvt 1
Holst Planets: Jupiter (all), Uranus  (beginning – circle 4)
Mendelssohn Symphony # 3: mvt. 2 (A – B, 4 before F – G),
mvt. 3 (D – E)
Strauss Til Eulenspiegel: rehearsal 28 – 30
Stravinsky Rite of Spring: rehearsal 115-121
Weber Der Frieschutz: Overture opening chorale

Possible sight reading



(all violins audition from the same list, then the committee places them in either section)

Don Juan page 1
Schumann Symphony No 2 Scherzo, page 1
Mendelssohn Scherzo mm 17-99
Beethoven Symphony No 9 mvt 3 mm 99-114

Exposition of the first movement of a concerto


1st movement of a standard concerto:

Hindemith, Bartok, Walton, Stamitz, Hoffmeister
Strauss- Don Juan, page one
Brahms- Haydn Variations: Var. V and VIII Tschaikovsky-Symphony #6 “Pathetique”: 1st movement, Allegro non troppo until measure 67.
Prokoviev-“Classical Symphony”: 1st movement- 9 after H until J
Berlioz- Roman Carnival Overture: pick-up to three after square 1 through 8 measures after square 3



Exposition of standard concerto or movement of Bach cello suite.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5: 3rd movement
Bernstein:  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Cool Fugue: mm. 656-685
Brahms: Symphony No. 2: Movement II: mm. 46-60
Mahler: Symphony No.2: Movement I:  Beginning to rehearsal 2
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4: Movement IV: mm. 34-52
Mozart: Symphony No. 35: Movement I: mm. 1-68