YSO

Auditions

Have passion and experience playing the oboe? Join the York Symphony Orchestra as a principal oboe player and bring the joy of music to the community today!
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Principal Oboe Audition

Position to begin at the candidate’s earliest convenience. If the position is filled by a current member of the YSO, the resulting vacancy may be filled at this audition. Candidates may be required to submit a video in support of their application.

Position Details
  • Compensation: $95.81/service
  • Travel: Stipend based on mileage
  • Housing: Homestay and Hotel options available
  • Rehearsal Schedule: Condensed 2-3-day cycles
Audition Details

When: January 14, 2023
Materials due: December 30, 2022
Place of Audition: Appell Center (50 N George St, York, PA 17401)

Audition Repertoire
  • W.G. Still: Incantation and Dance
    Opening Slow Section & Closing Tempo I
  • Beach: Gaelic Symphony
    Movement II: mm. 4-19
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
    Movement III: mm. 7-28 and 210-220
  • Brahms: Violin Concerto
    Movement II: mm. 3-32
  • Higdon: Concerto for Orchestra
    Movement III: mm. 42-77
  • Mendelssoh: Symphony No. 3
    Movement II: mm. 32-100
  • Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
    Movement I: Beginning – Reh. 2
    Movement I: 6 m. after Reh. 8 – Reh. 9 (Oboe 1)
  • Strauss: Don Juan
    Reh. A – Reh. B
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
    Movement II: Beginning – m. 21
    Movement III: mm. 133-144 downbeat
Apply Today

Materials must be received by 5 PM on or before the listed due date. This is not a postmark date. Cancellations must be made at least 2 days prior to the audition day to receive deposit back.

Mail a $50 refundable deposit to: Oboe Audition, York Symphony Orchestra, 50 N George St., York, PA 17401

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