Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra

nation United States
city Seattle (Washington)
position Principal Second Violin and Section First Violin
instrument vln
contract type Part Time
start November 2022
closing date Mon 19 September 2022
audition date Tue 08 November 2022

Only highly qualified candidates will be invited to audition. Auditions will be held in Seattle at McCaw Hall. Preliminary Auditions will start at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. It is possible that auditions may continue Wednesday, November 9, 2022. This will be a combined audition for both positions. The excerpts will be identical for all candidates. Candidates may choose to audition for either or both positions and must specify their choice.

Candidates may be required, as part of the Final Audition, to return to Seattle later, to perform with the Orchestra or the pertinent section with the Music Director conducting.

Required Solo:
1st Movement of a Mozart Violin Concerto (no cadenza).

Orchestral Repertoire (All first Violin parts for both positions)
Brahms Symphony 2 Op.73 Mvt. 1 Allegro non troppo: bars 44 to 155
Mendelssohn Midsummer Night’s Dream Scherzo: bars 17 to 7 after D
Mozart Symphony 39 K. 543 Mvt. 2 Andante con Moto: bars 1 to 19
Mozart Symphony 39 K. 543 Mvt. 4 Allegro: bars 1 to 77
R Schumann Symphony 2 Op 61 Mvt. 2 Scherzo: bars 1 to 54
R Strauss Don Juan Op 20 bars 1 to Letter B
Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Overture 12 bars before Rehearsal 9 until end
Sight reading may be required.

Please send a one-page résumé that reflects your orchestral experience and music education, and an audition deposit check in the amount of $50.00 payable to PNB. Please send these materials no later than September 19, 2022, to:

Rodger Burnett, Orchestra Personnel Manager
Pacific Northwest Ballet
301 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109

attached documents   asst principal 2nd & section 1st violin auditions

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