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:
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019
and
MONDAY, MAY 6, 2019
Application deadline MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019

Please note that the specific dates for auditions are now set as follows:

Sunday, May 5, beginning at 12:00 pm-
Asst. Horn/5th Horn
2nd Trombone
Principal Bassoon

Monday, May 6, beginning at 12:00 pm –
Principal 2nd violin
Section Strings (Violin 1-chair 3, Violin 1-chair 4, Violin 2-chair 2)

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

2019 Application

Announces the following vacancies:

BASSOON 1

Solo selection
  • Mozart Bassoon Concerto, I. & II.
Beethoven – Symphony No. 4 – IV.
  • mm. 184-190
  • mm. 300-302
Brahms – Symphony No. 3 – II.
  • mm. 40-62 (pickup to figure C, stop at figure D)
Bartók – Concerto for Orchestra – V.
  • mm. 151-161
Shostakovich – Symphony No. 9 – IV. & V.
  • IV. beginning at m. 10, continue through attacca until m. 27 of V. (stop at figure A)
Stravinsky – Le sacre du printemps
  • L’adoration de la terre – solo da capo until 1 before figure 4
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6, I.
  • Beginning through downbeat of m. 12

Sight-reading may be required.

BASSOON EXCERPTS


ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL HORN

(all parts Horn 1 unless otherwise noted)

Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 – I.
  • mm. 408-435
Brahms – Symphony No. 2 – I.
  • mm. 132-155 (stop at figure F)
Copland – Fanfare for the Common Man
  • mm. 13-30
Holst – The Planets – “Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity”
  • figure 5 to figure 6
Holst – The Planets – “Uranus, the Magician”
  • figure 1 to figure 2
Mahler – Symphony No. 9 – I.
  • 4 before figure 6 through 12 after figure 6 (stop 3 before Tempo I. subito)
Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2 – I. “Montagues and Capulets”
  • 3 after figure 4 to 1 before figure 5
Ravel – Daphnis et Chloé
  • figure 203 through 3 after figure 206
Shostakovich – Symphony No. 5 – I.
  • 3 after figure 17 through 1st measure of figure 21
Strauss – Don Juan
  • da capo through downbeat of figure B
  • a tempo before figure O through 1st bar of figure P
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4 – I.
  • da capo through 6 after figure A (up to Moderato con anima)

Sight-reading may be required.

Assistant principal Horn EXCERPTS


TROMBONE 2

Mozart – Requiem – 3. Tuba mirum
  • all
Berlioz – Marche hongroise
  • mm. 89-114 (3rd bar of figure I through 2 after figure L)
Strauss – Ein Heldenleben
  • 3 after figure 60 through downbeat of figure 74
Strauss – Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche
  • 1st trombone, figure 31 to downbeat of figure 32
Ravel – Bolero
  • 1st trombone solo, 3 after figure 10 through downbeat of figure 11
Saint-Saëns – Symphony No. 3 – I.
  • 1st trombone, figure Q through 2 after figure S
Wagner – Die Walküre – III. Act, Scene I
  • pickup to figure 5 through downbeat of 3 after figure 6
Rimsky-Korsakov – Russian Easter Overture
  • figure M to figure N (solo – recit.)
Brahms – Symphony No. 4 – IV.
  • mm. 113-128 (first 16 bars of figure E)
Bernstein – “Mambo” from Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • 1st trombone, mm. 435-541

Sight-reading may be required.

TROMBONE 2 EXCERPTS


PRINCIPAL VIOLIN II

Solo selection
  • 1st movement of a major concerto, with cadenza
Mahler – Symphony No. 5, IV. Adagietto
  • Violin I: Beginning through m. 34
Mozart – Symphony No. 39, I.
  • Violin I: Beginning to figure C
Debussy – La mer
  • Violin I: figure 33 to figure 39
Brahms – Symphony No. 2, I.
  • Violin I: 101-155
Beethoven – Symphony No. 9, II.
  • Violin II: 1-146 (stop at close of repeat)

Sight-reading may be required.

PRINCIPAL VIOLIN II EXCERPTS


SECTION VIOLIN (VIOLIN I-3, VIOLIN I-4, VIOLIN II-2)

All excerpts are Violin I.

Solo selection
  • Chair I-3: 1st movement of a major concerto, with cadenza
  • Chairs I-4, II-2: 1st movement of a major concerto, exposition only (no cadenza)
Strauss – Don Juan
  • Beginning through downbeat of 13th bar of figure C
Schumann – Symphony No. 2, Scherzo
  • Beginning through first beat of m. 54
Mendelssohn – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo
  • Entrance at m. 17 through downbeat of 16 bars before figure E
Beethoven – Symphony No. 9, III.
  • mm. 99-114
Mahler – Symphony No. 5, IV. Adagietto
  • Beginning through m. 34
Brahms – Symphony No. 2, I.
  • mm. 101-155

Sight-reading may be required.

VIOLIN SECTION EXCERPTS