Where do you search to hear about upcoming orchestral auditions?

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Where do you search to hear about upcoming orchestral auditions?

Post by aasavickas » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:39 am

I'm planning on auditioning for some good semi-pro/professional regional orchestras or maybe better ones, but I presume most of those are by invitation only.

Where do you search for audition postings?

Do you just target the orchestras you are interested in and check their websites?

Do you try to sub in those groups and get an invite?

Do you try to get lessons with folks playing in those groups?

I've played professionally for years but have not played with professional orchestras and have only taken a few auditions for professional orchestras so I am doing research and working on excerpts. I'm open to moving for a gig, even internationally for the right job. Just need to know where to find the openings and opportunities.

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Re: Where do you search to hear about upcoming orchestral auditions?

Post by Mhoutris » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:45 am

There are quite a few websites but the one I use most is Last Row Music.
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Re: Where do you search to hear about upcoming orchestral auditions?

Post by sungfw » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:19 am

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Re: Where do you search to hear about upcoming orchestral auditions?

Post by jeremyesmith » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:08 pm

As the founder and editor of Last Row Music, I do my best to keep a list of all brass auditions. Many of the auditions listed are for regional U.S. orchestras. What makes Last Row Music unique is that I keep an archive of previous auditions from year-to-year as well as update auditions with results.

Here is a link to the trombone audition page - https://www.lastrowmusic.com/trombone/auditions/

Let me know if you have any questions.
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Re: Where do you search to hear about upcoming orchestral auditions?

Post by Bonearzt » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:24 am

sungfw wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:19 am
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Re: Where do you search to hear about upcoming orchestral auditions?

Post by lowcatjb » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:07 am

Bonearzt wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:24 am
sungfw wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:19 am
Musical Chairs

AFM Audition Notices AFM membership required to access

International Musician Subscription required
Also, I believe the "International Musician" paper is only available to Union members. Correct me if I'm mistaken.

Eric
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