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.

  • Section First Violin, Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 June 2017
  • Section Trumpet, Monday 14 & Tuesday 15 August 2017
  • Principal Timpani, Monday 11 & Tuesday 12 September 2017

These positions are full time positions and are only open to Citizens of Australia or New Zealand, and Australian Permanent Residents.


Section First Violin

Monday 19 & Tuesday 20 June 2017

Candidates must be available for both days, in entirety.

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

Section Trumpet

Monday 14 & Tuesday 15 August 2017

Candidates must be available for both days, in entirety.

Requirements:

  • Enescu Legend, with piano accompaniment
  • Charlier Study No.2 Du Style (may be performed on B flat or C trumpet)
  • PLUS orchestral excerpts, available Monday 17 July

Closing date: Monday 10 July

Principal Timpani

Monday 11 & Tuesday 12 September 2017

Candidates must be available for both days, in entirety.

Requirements:

  • Orchestral excerpts, available Monday 17 July (no further set work or solo piece is required)

Closing date: Monday 10 July

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