NBSO Auditions Postponed
Section Violin – April 6, 2020
Principal Bass – April 7, 2020
The New England Conservatory has cancelled all outside organizations’ use of the facilities due to public health concerns, for the foreseeable future, so we are unfortunately postponing the auditions scheduled for Principal bass and section violin that were going to be held on April 6 & 7. We will notify you when we are able to reschedule, most likely in the early fall. We apologize for any inconvenience!
Auditions were to be held at New England Conservatory, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA. Section violin auditions commencing at 9:00am. Principal bass auditions commencing at 1:00pm. Any additional round(s) occur on the same day, immediately following the preliminary round.
Interested candidates should submit a one-page resume by email to Elisa Birdseye, personnel manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 6, 2020.
The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra is a per-service orchestra. The 2019-20 season encompasses 33 services, plus 5 educational services and possible additional services to be announced. For 2019-20, the section rate will be $100 plus applicable travel. For 2019-20, the principal rate will be $115 plus applicable travel. All applicants are required by federal law to demonstrate eligibility to accept employment with the New Bedford Symphony. The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The NBSO schedules auditions for sublist positions in the fall and spring as needed. All auditions are held at New England Conservatory, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA.
Audition repertoire for the sublist audition consists of a solo concerto movement of your choice, excerpts from the list below, and possible sight-reading.
The New Bedford Symphony is a per service orchestra which performs at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center in New Bedford and at other locations on the South Coast.
The New Bedford Symphony is a proud partner of the National Alliance for Audition Support. NAAS is an unprecedented national initiative to increase diversity in American orchestras by offering Black and Latinx musicians a customized combination of mentoring, audition preparation, financial support, and audition previews. NAAS is made up of The Sphinx Organization, the lead program administrator and fiscal agent for the Alliance; the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy; and the League of American Orchestras, representing 700 orchestras. For more information on services or assistance that may be available through NAAS, please see http://www.sphinxmusic.org/national-alliance-for-audition-support/