2019 - 2020 Audition Announcement

AUDITIONS - September 9 & 10, 2019

­The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra
Announces Auditions for the following vacancies for 2019-20:

Associate Concertmaster (Sept 9)
Section Second Violin/5 vacancies (Sept 9)
Section Viola/1 Vacancy (Sept 9)
Section Cello/1 Vacancy (Sept 9)

Bass Trombone (Sept 10)

Application Deadline - August 31, 2019

NISO is a per service orchestra located 35 miles southeast of Chicago.
Pay per service Associate Concertmaster: $120.58
Pay per service Assistant Concertmaster/Assistant Principal Second Violin: $111.42
Pay per service Section Viola/Bass Trombone: $96.46
plus travel reimbursement, and 7.79 % pension contribution.

Audition Excerpts (Password Protected PDF)

Violin - including:

  • Associate Concertmaster
  • Section 2 Violin

Viola

Cello

Bass Trombone



Repertoire Specifics

Violin

All violinists are expected to play the 1st movement (exposition) from a standard concerto of your choice (unaccompanied) in addition to the orchestral excerpts. Musicians auditioning for Associate Concertmaster should also prepare an Unaccompanied Bach - movement of their choice.


Orchestral Excerpts:
Play "1st" parts for audition unless otherwise indicated:

Brahms "Symphony No. 4" (1st mvt, 2 before Q to end)
Beethoven "Symphony No. 7" (1st mvt, mm 84-130)
Schumann "Symphony No. 2" (Scherzo, opening to 20 after K norepeat)
Prokofiev "Classical Symphony" (4th mvt. opening to 16 after B)
Strauss "Don Juan" (opening to letter to 13 after C)
Mozart: "Symphony No. 39" (4th movement begin. to B)
Mendelssohn: "Midsummer Night's Dream" (Scherzo,Beginning to 7 bars after D, measure 99)
For Assistant Concertmaster and/or Assistant Principal Second Violin please add the following:
Brahms "Symphony No. 1" (2nd mvt solo)
Rimsky-Korsakov "Capriccio Espagnol" (mvts III & IV, solopassages)
Rimsky-Korsakov "Scheherazade"
- mvt. III, solo after K to N
- mvt. IV solo from m. 8-9
- mvt. IV solo from m. 29-30
- mvt. IV solo from 7 after Z to the end

 

Viola

Musicians are expected to play the following in addition to the orchestral excerpts:
Solo Repertoire
1st movement of one of the following concerti: Bartok
Walton Hindemith

Orchestral excerpts:

Beethoven- Symphony No. 5
• 2nd Movement-Andante con moto

  • bars 1-9
  • bars 49-59
  • bars 98-106

• 3rd movement bars 146-214 no repeat

Berlioz- Roman Carnival
• Pick up to 3 after [1] to 6 before [4]

Mozart- Symphony No. 40
• 1st mvt. - Pickups to 19 before [C] - [C]
• 4th mvt. - Pickup to [C] - [D]

Shostakovich-Symphony No. 5
• 1st mvt. - [15] - [17]

Strauss- Don Juan
• 1st 8 measures
• 2 before [A] to 4 before [B]
• [C] to 5 before [D]

Tchaikovsky- Symphony No. 6
• 1st mvt. - m. 19 to m. 38
• [B] to [C]

Brahms- Variations on a theme by Haydn
• Variation 7 (no repeats)
• Variation 8 (no repeats)

Cello

All cellists are expected to play the following in addition to the orchestral excerpts:

Solo Repertoire

1st movement of a standard concerto

Orchestral Excerpts: 1st parts



Beethoven "Symphony No. 5"

- 2nd movement opening 10 measures
- measures 49 to 58
- Measures 97 to 106
Brahms "Symphony No. 2" - 2nd movement, mm. 1-15
Debussy "La Mer" - top line of quartet passage from 2 before
Reh. 9 to 5 before Reh. 10
Mendelssohn "Midsummer Night's Dream" - Scherzo, C to D
Mozart "Symphony No. 35" - 4th movement, mm 134 to Reh. E
Tchaikovsky "Symphony No. 4" - 2nd movement, 21 before A to A
Smetana "Bartered Bride Overture" - Beginning to letter A
Richard Strauss "Don Juan"
- letter R to T
- tempo I after letter V to 4 after letter W

 

Bass Trombone

Solo Bach Suite No. 5 - Sarabande- no repeats

Orchestral excerpts

Berlioz Hungarian March - 6 before reh. 4 through 2 after reh. 5
Franck Symphony in D Minor - Movement III, reh. N through 18 after reh. N
Haydn The Creation - No. 26 "Achieved is the Glorious Work" - beginning to reh. C
Respighi Fountains of Rome - pick-up to reh. 11 through 5 before reh. 16
Rossini Overture to La Gazza Ladra (one trombone - Italian version)

  • 1). m.115 through downbeat of m. 139
  • 2). m. 275 through downbeat of m. 291
  • 3). m. 432 through downbeat of m. 446

Rossini William Tell Overture - reh. C through 9 after reh. D
Schumann Symphony No. 3 - Movement IV, beginning to measure 18
Strauss Ein Heldenleben

  • 1). reh. 55 to 2 after 56
  • 2). 2 after 61 to 1 after 65
  • 3). 2 after 71 to downbeat of 74
Strauss Til Eulenspiegel - reh. 36 through 4 before reh. 38

Wagner Ride of the Walkure

  • 1). Pick-up to reh. 4 to reh. 5
  • 2). reh. 6 through 3 after reh. 7

Wagner Prelude to Act 3 of Lohengrin

  • 1). reh. B to 3 before reh. C
  • 2). 6 after reh. D through 5 after reh. E

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade - Movement IV, 5 after reh. K to 4 before reh. L




Once your application is received by our Personnel Manager you will be sent the password.

Formal Audition Notice (PDF)


The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra is a per service orchestra located 35 miles southeast of Chicago.

Guaranteed Services for 2019-20: 24 (A Contract)


Candidates must be eligible to work in US.


ATTENTION ALL APPLICANTS:
Please review the 2018-19 Season Schedule available on this site. Per the terms of the orchestra's current Collective Bargaining Agreement (Sec. 21.1(a), All Players must play a minimum of 50% of the concerts for which they are needed in a season.


Send Resume:

Send resume and $50 refundable deposit (payable to Northwest Indiana Symphony) to:

Karen L. Dickelman, Personnel Manager

Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra

­1040 Ridge Road, Munster IN 46321

Fax 219-836-0690

Karen@NISOrchestra.org

2019 - 20 Season Schedule

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