Orchestral Vacancies

2016 Auditions

The following permanent, full time positions will be auditioned by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2016. Should you not be able to attend these dates in person, the MSO accepts recorded auditions.


Principal First Violin

Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 September 2016

Candidates must be available for both days, in entirety.

Requirements:
Mozart Violin Concerto No.4 in D Major OR No.5 in A Major, first movement including cadenza and second movement without cadenza
PLUS first movement exposition of any standard 19th or 20th century violin concerto, cadenza required only if performing Sibelius
PLUS orchestral excerpts, available Monday 18 July 2016

Closing date: Monday 15 August 2016

This position is a full time position and is open to candidates of all nationalities. The MSO’s violin leadership comprises two Co-Concertmasters (contracted variable weeks, and generally performing at different times), one Associate Concertmaster (35 week contract per year), Principal First Violin (full time) and Assistant Principal First Violin (full time). The Principal First Violin role includes a mixture of front desk responsibilities and sits second desk when any two Concertmasters are also performing.


Second Trombone

Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 December

Candidates must be available for both days, in entirety.

Requirements:
Gordon Jacob Concerto, 1st Movement (with piano accompaniment)
Ferdinand David Concertino, 2nd Movement (with piano accompaniment)
J.S. Bach Sarabande from Cello Suite no.5 (unaccompanied)
PLUS orchestral excerpts, available Monday 14 November 2016

Closing date: Monday 31 October 2016

This position is a full time position and is only open to Citizens of Australia or New Zealand, and Australian Permanent Residents.


The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra offers an attractive salary package for the successful candidates. Applicants wishing to send a recording should advise this upon application and as soon as possible.

Application Details

To apply, please send a CV (including mailing address, phone number and email address) to:
Auditions Coordinator
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
GPO BOX 9994
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
Email: auditions@mso.com.au
Tel: 03 9626 1126
Fax: 03 9626 1122