Auditions & Employment

AUDITIONS

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Associate Principal / Second Bassoon

(1 Permanent Tenure Track Position)

Audition Dates: May 20-21, 2024
Resume Deadline: May 6, 2024

Associate Principal Salary: $56,377.53

TFO 2024-25 season is 34 playing weeks and 3 paid vacation weeks plus EMG

Benefits: Medical and Instrument insurance; 7.194% contribution to AFM/Employer Pension Fund

Employment to begin in September, 2024.

For the audition repertoire list, click here.

For the bassoon audition book, click here.

The Florida Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we strongly encourage minority candidates to apply.

Highly qualified candidates should send a one-page resume to: auditions@floridaorchestra.org

Section Violin

(Permanent Tenure Track Position)

Audition Dates: May 13-14, 2024
Resume Deadline: April 29, 2024

Section Violin Salary: $49,023.94

TFO 2024-25 season is 34 playing weeks and 3 paid vacation weeks plus EMG

Benefits: Medical and Instrument insurance; 7.194% contribution to AFM/Employer Pension Fund

Employment to begin in September, 2024.

For the audition repertoire list, click here.

For the excerpts, click here.

The Florida Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we strongly encourage minority candidates to apply.

Highly qualified candidates should send a one-page resume to: auditions@floridaorchestra.org

Substitute Musician Auditions

The Florida Orchestra invites qualified musicians who reside in the Tampa Bay region, or the state of Florida, to submit an electronic substitute audition. 

Interested candidates should submit the following personal information:
• Name
• Contact information including: phone number, email address, physical mailing address

Candidates should also submit a video recording containing:
• One (1) movement of a concerto or solo work.
• Three to four (3-4) standard orchestral excerpts
• (Optional) one (1) excerpt on an auxiliary instrument, if desired.

Keyboard candidates who also wish to be considered for the celeste or harpsichord substitute lists should submit one (1) excerpt on each instrument for which they wish to be considered or inquire with the Personnel Manager about a live audition if they wish to use TFO-provided instruments.

Percussion candidates should submit:
• One (1) short mallet solo work.
• One (1) excerpt each on xylophone, glockenspiel, snare drum, tambourine, triangle, bass drum, and cymbals.

The candidate should remain clearly in the video frame at all times and should not edit their recording in any fashion. Separate takes for each new piece of music are permissible, but there should be no video cuts or edits within a single work.

The submission should be uploaded to a cloud storage service of the candidate’s choice (E.G. Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.). YouTube submissions will not be considered. 

A link to the recording can be sent to auditions@floridaorchestra.org with the subject line “Substitute Audition.” The Personnel Manager will review the video submission to ensure honesty, then the audio only will be sent to the principal of the section to determine placement on the substitute list.

Candidates should be aware that substitutes residing within 50 miles of Tampa Bay are not eligible for travel reimbursement, and that the maximum reimbursement for musicians outside of the Tampa Bay region is $200. Submissions from candidates outside of Florida may not be considered except in rare circumstances.

Substitute auditions will be accepted on a continual basis.

 

EMPLOYMENT

No vacancies at this time.

The Florida Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer, and is proud to be a partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS).

NAAS offers grants to help offset audition-related travel expenses. For more information, visit NAAS website at www.sphinxmusic.org/naas-grants