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AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENTS updated September 10, 2018

NOTICE OF AUDITIONS

The Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra announces auditions for the

following positions:

  • Section Violin
  • Section Viola
  • Section Cello
  • Section String Bass

 Section Trombone

The Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra and musician members are not compensated.

The season includes 4 subscription Friday night concerts. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:30PM. Dress rehearsal is the Thursday evening before the concert. Usually there are no services during summer months.

 Interested applicants should send questions or a resume to:

John McLaughlin Williams; music director and conductor
minacciosa@gmail.com

Michele Prud’homme; President
mprudhomme@comcast.net

Auditions shall be by individual appointment.

 REPERTOIRE

 For all Section Positions: Prospective Members gain permission from the section Principal to rehearse one cycle with the orchestra. Audition on the concert repertoire will take place prior to the concert.  Acceptance into the orchestra is based on audition performance and rehearsal attendance. Section members are allowed 2 or less absences per cycle. However, most members maintain perfect attendance.

              
* A utility musician is an auditioned musician member of the orchestra and is a non-compensated voting member. Utility musicians play parts occasionally required (i.e. 3rd trumpet, 3rd flute, percussion, etc.) and therefore have reduced attendance requirement. Attendance requirement for each concert is determined by the Principal with approval of the Music Director. If an opening in the section arises, a utility musician may be offered the position without another audition if recommended by the Principal.