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

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

Auditions:
MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2020
Application deadline MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2020

Auditions will take place at the Von Braun Center, North Hall:
700 Monroe St.
Huntsville, AL 35801

2019 Application

Announces the following vacancies:

Principal Harp

Principal Harp is a Core Level 2 position with a guarantee of 70 services per season. Salary for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons is $10,190.98 per season.

  • Travel: $0.40/mile (capped at 700 miles)
  • Overnight accommodations provided
    • Your own alternative hotel arrangements are reimbursed up to $45/night;
    • Private home stays within Madison County can be arranged by the musician or by HSO and reimbursed at $30/night
Solo
  • Mozart – Concerto in C for Flute and Harp, I. – beginning to m. 169
Excerpts (All excerpts for Harp I)
  • Berlioz – Symphonie fantastique
    • Complete II. (Un bal)
  • Ravel – Tzigane
    • “Quasi cadenza” (mm. 59-66)
  • Mahler – Symphony No. 5, Adagietto
    • Complete IV. Adagietto
  • Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker
    • “Waltz of the Flowers,” opening cadenza, mm. 3 – 33
  • Rimsky-Korsakov – Capriccio espagnol
    • IV. Cadenza after Reh. L (7 measures in length)
  • Debussy – La mer
    • No. 1 – Reh. 2 to Reh. 6
    • No. 2 – 4 mm. after Reh. 33 to 5 mm. after Reh. 36
  • Strauss – Don Juan
    • Beginning to 6 mm. before Reh. G
  • Bartók – Concerto for orchestra – IV.
    • IV. (Intermezzo interrotto) – mm. 42-58, mm. 119-127

Sight-reading may be required.

Harp EXCERPTS


Assistant/Utility Horn

Assistant/Utility Horn is a per-service position. Per-service compensation for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons is $100.03.

  • Travel: $0.40/mile (capped at 700 miles)
  • Carpooling required, except by approval
  • Overnight accommodations are provided by HSO, or
    • Your own alternative hotel arrangements are reimbursed up to $45/night;
    • Private home stays within Madison County can be arranged by the musician or by HSO and reimbursed at $30/night
Solo
  • Any Mozart Horn concerto, exposition only
Excerpts
  • Beethoven – Fidelio overture, horn 2
    • mm. 1-55
  • Beethoven – Symphony No. 7, horn 1
    • I: mm. 86-110
  • Brahms – Academic overture, horn 3
    • mm. 42-188
  • Dvorak – Symphony No. 9, horn 2
    • IV: Reh. 8-11
  • Holst – The Planets, horn 1
    • IV: Jupiter, Reh. 5-6
  • Mahler – Symphony No. 3, horn 5
    • I: mm. 1 – Reh. 9, Reh. 28-45
  • Ravel – Daphnis and Chloe Suite 2, horn 1&2
    • 1 before Reh. 203 to 1 before Reh. 207
  • Shostakovich – Symphony No. 5, horn 1
    • I: Reh. 17-21
  • Strauss – Ein Heldenleben, horn 2
    • Reh. 3-6, Reh. 10-13
  • Stravinsky – Rite of Spring, horn 5
    • Part II: Reh. 103-114
  • Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4, horn 1&2
    • I: mm. 1-20

Sight-reading may be required.

Horn EXCERPTS