Orchestra Auditions

Founded in 1933, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra has a distinguished place in Dayton’s history as one of the Miami Valley’s oldest and longest-standing cultural institutions. A regional orchestra with 83 contracted musicians and rich in artistic tradition, the Dayton Philharmonic is honored to call the world-class, state-of-the-art Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center its home. The Dayton Philharmonic proudly presents a wide variety of genres throughout each season, including Masterworks, SuperPops, Recital Series, Family Concert, and Rockin’ Orchestra programs as well as Signature and Special Events, totaling nearly 50 stunning performances each year.

Neal Gittleman, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, announces the following vacancies commencing for the 2019-2020 season:

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Principal Cello: 2019-2020 service guarantee is 145 services plus 26 Principal Quartet ensemble services; 2019-2020 per-service rate is $161.31. If vacancy is filled from within the orchestra, the resulting vacancy may be offered to a runner-up.

Audition Dates:
Preliminaries – Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Finals – Thursday, September 12, 2019

Audition Repertoire:
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Please note the sheet music for one of the six Principal Repertoire selections is included on page 2. 

Résumé Deadline: Monday, August 26, 2019

Service guarantee numbers will be prorated to date performance duties begin. Winning candidates will be required to show proof of U.S. citizenship or a work permit/green card before a contract can be offered. Highly qualified applicants, please contact Jane Varella, Personnel Manager at [email protected]; FAX (937) 223-9189; or write to Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, 126 N. Main St., Ste. 210, Dayton, OH 45402.

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1-Year Temporary 2nd Percussion: 2019-2020 service guarantee is 100 services; 2019-2020 per-service rate is $133.05.

Audition Date: September 13, 2019

Audition Repertoire:
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Résumé Deadline: August 26, 2019

Service guarantee numbers will be prorated to date performance duties begin. Winning candidates will be required to show proof of U.S. citizenship or a work permit/green card before a contract can be offered. Highly qualified applicants, please contact Jane Varella, Personnel Manager, at [email protected]; FAX (937) 223-9189; or write to Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, 126 N. Main St., Ste. 210, Dayton, OH 45402.

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1st Violin Chair 5: 2019-2020 service guarantee is 145 services; 2019-2020 per-service rate is $133.05.

1st Violin Chair 14: 2019-2020 minimum service guarantee is 60 services; 2019-2020 per-service rate is $133.05.

Audition Date:
Monday, October 7, 2019

Audition Repertoire:
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Résumé Deadline: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Service guarantee numbers will be prorated to date performance duties begin. Winning candidates will be required to show proof of U.S. citizenship or a work permit/green card before a contract can be offered. Highly qualified applicants, please contact Jane Varella, Personnel Manager at [email protected]; FAX (937) 223-9189; or write to Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, 126 N. Main St., Ste. 210, Dayton, OH 45402.

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2nd Clarinet/Eb Clarinet: 2019-2020 annual service guarantee is 140 services; prorated guarantee is 99 services starting November 20, 2019; 2019-2020 per-service rate is $133.05.

Audition Date:
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Audition Repertoire:
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Résumé Deadline: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Service guarantee numbers will be prorated to date performance duties begin. Winning candidates will be required to show proof of U.S. citizenship or a work permit/green card before a contract can be offered. Highly qualified applicants, please contact Jane Varella, Personnel Manager at [email protected]; FAX (937) 223-9189; or write to Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, 126 N. Main St., Ste. 210, Dayton, OH 45402.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Trombone Substitute List: Per-service substitute rate is $125.07 for section player and $151.63 for principal rate. Selected candidates will be added to the trombone substitute list.

Audition Date:
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Audition Location:
Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, Mathile Theatre

Audition Repertoire:
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Résumé Deadline: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Highly qualified applicants, please contact Jane Varella, Personnel Manager at [email protected]; FAX (937) 223-9189; or write to Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, 126 N. Main St., Ste. 210, Dayton, OH 45402.

An Equal Opportunity Employer