Orchestral Vacancies

2017 Auditions

The following permanent, full time positions will be auditioned by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2017. Should you not be able to attend these dates in person, the MSO accepts recorded auditions. Please see below for further information on each position. Positions not listed below are not yet open for application and further information will be posted when available


Section First Violin

Monday 19 & Tuesday 20 June 2017

Candidates must be available for both days, in entirety.

The following permanent, full time position will be auditioned by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2017. Should you not be able to attend these dates in person, the MSO accepts recorded auditions.

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

Requirements

First and Second movements of Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major OR No. 5 in A Major, including cadenzas

First movement of a standard 19th/20th century concerto, (cadenza not required, except in the case of the Sibelius concerto)

PLUS orchestral excerpts, available Monday 8 May

Closing date: Monday 1 May

Please note this position is to commence in January 2018.

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


Section Principal Horn

Expressions of Interest

Exceptional musicians are invited to submit an expression of interest for the position of Section Principal Horn.
Interested parties must submit a resume with relevant contact details and experience and supporting recordings including:

  • First movement of Strauss horn concerto no.1 or no.2; or Mozart horn concerto no.2 or no.4, with piano or orchestral accompaniment, and;
  • Orchestral excerpts as specified (provided by MSO)

Concerto and excerpts may be supplied as live concert recordings with orchestra or studio recordings. Recordings must be recorded in the last five years.

Following an initial shortlisting process, a small number of musicians will be invited to Melbourne for a pre-trial including 3-4 weeks orchestral performance and presentation of the required audition repertoire (as above) live for the audition panel. Following the conclusion of all pre-trials, a full trial will be offered to the preferred candidate. Full details of this process will be provided upon application.

Interested musicians are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible. The panel will begin assessing applications in February 2017 and applications will close 18 March 2017.

This position is a full time position and is open to candidates of all nationalities.

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.

Section Trumpet

Monday 14 & Tuesday 15 August 2017

This position is not yet open for application. Further information will be posted once available.

Principal Timpani

Audition dates to be confirmed

This position is not yet open for application. Further information will be posted once available.


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
auditions@mso.com.au
Tel: 03 9626 1126
Fax: 03 9626 1122