YSO

Auditions

Have passion and experience playing the trumpet? Join the York Symphony Orchestra as a trumpet player and bring the joy of music to the community today!
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Principal & Second Trumpet 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
  • Principal Compensation: $95.81/service
  • Second Compensation: $75.20/service
  • Travel: Stipend based on mileage
  • Housing: Homestay and Hotel options available
Audition Details

When: October 1, 2022 (Each accepted applicant will be contacted with a timeslot.)
Materials due: September 16, 2022
Place of Audition: Appell Center (50 N George St, York, PA 17401)

Audition Repertoire
  • Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in Eb Major*
    Movement I (exposition only)
  • Bach: Christmas Oratorio**
    No. 64: pickup to m. 57 to end
  • Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
    Pickup to m. 678 to m. 701
  • Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1
    Prelude
  • Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
    Pickup to 15 after reh. C to 10 after reh. D
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C# Minor
    Movement 1: beginning to 8 before reh. 2
  • Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
    First Promenade: beginning to reh. 2
    Samuel Goldenberg und Schmuyle
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
    Movement III: reh. G to 1 after reh. H
    Movement IV: 9 before reh. Q to reh. R
  • Stravinsky Petrushka (1947 version); Ballerina Dance

*Eb trumpet preferred
**piccolo trumpet required

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: Trumpet Audition, York Symphony Orchestra, 50 N George St., York, PA 17401

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