Auditions

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra announces auditions for the following positions, to be held in Bangor, Maine: 

Friday, September 30, 2022

  • Section Bass
  • Section Cello

Saturday, October 1, 2022

  • Section Viola
  • Trombone 2

Sunday, October 2, 2022

  • Clarinet 2
  • Oboe 2

ABOUT:
Founded in 1896, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra is the Northeasternmost professional orchestra in the nation and has served Maine audiences for over 125 consecutive seasons. Today, the BSO is led by Grammy Award-winning Music Director & Conductor Lucas Richman. The BSO season at the Collins Center for the Arts includes five Masterworks concerts, two Young People’s Concerts, and three performances of The Nutcracker with the Robinson Ballet. Other special events, including summer Pops concerts, are often scheduled.

Contracted musicians with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra are paid on a per-service basis, plus mileage reimbursement and housing.  There are approximately 35 services per season. Section pay is currently $78 per service; principal pay is $94 per service. The above positions will be available for services starting in November 2022.

TO APPLY:
Qualified candidates should email a brief, one-page resume to auditions@bangorsymphony.org by September 23rd. Resumes must include applicant name, phone number, email address and instrument. Please attach your resume in PDF or Word formats. In the email subject line, please state the position for which you would like to audition. Individuals invited to audition will be sent additional information regarding scheduling. 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
Candidates are responsible for obtaining audition repertoire in advance from standard excerpt books, IMSLP, purchasable music and orchestral scores. Parts will be available at the audition. Each candidate may use his or her own parts for the audition if desired. 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • For the 2022-23 season, the BSO is requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccination for all performers and staff. Exemption requests on medical or religious grounds will be considered. Additional Covid-19 safety measures during the 2022-23 season may be adopted based on local conditions and recommendations from medical experts closer to each concert cycle.
  • Offer of employment at this audition is contingent on winning candidate’s ability to furnish proof of current ability to work in the U.S.
  • The BSO invites and encourages musicians from diverse backgrounds to apply and audition. In an effort to reduce the financial barriers for auditioning musicians, there is financial support available for auditioning Black and Latinx musicians through the National Alliance for Audition Support grant programs.

CONTACT:
Scott Burditt, Personnel Manager, auditions@bangorsymphony.org