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ESO Auditions

Section 2nd Violin (4th Chair): September 5-6, 2017 

Application Deadline: August 22, 2017
Available: 2017-2018 season starting with Subscription 2 October 4-8, 2017

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Second Clarinet: September 7-8, 2017

Application Deadline: August 24, 2017
Available: 2017-2018 season starting with Subscription 2 October 4-8, 2017

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Principal Viola: September 9 and September 11, 2017

Application Deadline: August 24, 2017
Available: 2017-2018 season starting with Subscription 2 October 4-8, 2017

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Principal Bassoon (one-year position, possibly permanent): September 12-13, 2017

Application Deadline: August 27, 2017
Available: 2017-2018 season starting with Subscription 2 October 4-8, 2017

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Application Procedure:

Candidates must be legally able to accept work with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra at the time of the audition. All candidates will be required to demonstrate this legal eligibility prior to taking the audition. For example: a driver’s license and social security card or a passport is sufficient confirmation of this status. Please call the Elgin Symphony offices prior to your scheduled audition time if you have any questions regarding this requirement.

The ESO is located approximately 40 miles west of downtown Chicago and performs approximately 65 services per season which runs from September to May. The 2017-2018 season section scale is $136.33 per service. Principal scale is $177.23 per service. All positions receive mileage and 11.99% AFM/EPF pension.

To secure an audition time, send a one-page resume and a $50 deposit check made out to Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Please include your phone number and email address on your resume. All information and audition details will be sent via email.

Mailing address:
Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Attn: Auditions
20 DuPage Ct.
Elgin, IL   60120

Your deposit must be postmarked no later than the application deadline date. Times will be assigned beginning August 1st, if deposit is received. Any questions should be directed to Wendy Evans, Orchestra Personnel Manager: w.evans@elginsymphony.org