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Cleveland

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 1:09 pm
by MKainuma
Cleveland Orchestra
Tuba

Resume Date - November 4, 2005

Audition Date - January 3, 2006

Starting Date - Employment will begin at the earliest availability of the successful candidate.

General Information - The Audition Committee reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards of the Cleveland Orchestra. The winning candidate will be required to show proof of US citizenship or eligibility to work. Only a limited number of highly qualified applicants will be invited to audition. Please indicate your instrument on sent materials. Repertoire will not be given over the phone. The Cleveland Orchestra is an EOE.

Contact Information - Please send a one-page resume by mail, fax or e-mail to: The Cleveland Orchestra; Orchestra Personnel Office, c/o Steven Witser, Severance Hall; 11001 Euclid Avenue; Cleveland, OH 44106.

Fax - 216-791-4150

Email - snwitser@clevelandorchestra.com

Website - www.clevelandorchestra.com

Source?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 2:35 pm
by sc_curtis
Was this advertised in the International Musician?

I checked around online, and can't find it posted anywhere. Couldn't even find it on their website.

Thanks,
Steve

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 3:10 pm
by MKainuma
It's posted on the AFM website.

audition

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 3:12 pm
by sc_curtis
Thanks!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:49 pm
by anonymous4
Will they be accepting tapes, or is this going to be an invite based on resume deal?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:31 pm
by cc_tuba_guy
Sounds like resume only.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 8:11 pm
by anonymous4
Anybody gotten a list for this yet? (or invited to audition for that matter)

Thanks!

Audition

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:07 pm
by sc_curtis
I'm still waiting for my rejection letter. I sent my resume about 2 weeks ago.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:53 pm
by chris combest
I wouldnt expect much until after the November 4 deadline.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 4:03 pm
by Tubadad
Is it soup yet? Did Cleveland send rejection notices via email last time? Has anybody heard anything?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:47 am
by anonymous4
Tubadad wrote:Is it soup yet? Did Cleveland send rejection notices via email last time? Has anybody heard anything?


Taped Audition Repertoire for
PRINCIPAL TUBA

I. SOLO:

Selection of your choice, not to exceed five minutes (no accompaniment required)

II. ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS:

WAGNER: MEISTERSINGER OVERTURE
Letter J through K (Breitkopf Edition)

WAGNER: RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES
Bars 125 – 142

STRAVINSKY: PETROUCHKA
3 bars after #100 through 4 bars before #101

PROKOFIEV: SYMPHONY NO. 5
First Movement: #3 through 3rd bar after #4

MAHLER: SYMPHONY NO. 1
Third Movement: 4 bars before #3 to #4

BERLIOZ: SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE
Fourth Movement: #56 to 6 bars after #57
(Kalmus Edition)

All excerpts should be played in the above order. All individual excerpts are to be played continuously, however, breaks between excerpts are allowed.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:17 pm
by chris combest
Tapes are due by the 28th.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:47 am
by Tubadad
Can someone tell me the source of this tape information? For instance, did you receive a letter or email "inviting" you to send in a tape? Or did you find this information on a website?

thanks...

PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:00 am
by pierre
I received it in an email from the personnel manager's office.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:01 am
by happyroman
Based on the composite list I have collected from more than 50 auditions, these are the top 6 excerpts asked. Amazing!

PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:12 pm
by cc_tuba_guy
Seeing as how the list was only given to a few specific invited individuals, I would assume that randomly sending in tapes would be uncouth. Yes? :?:

PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 7:41 pm
by Tubadork
[/quote]Seeing as how the list was only given to a few specific invited individuals, I would assume that randomly sending in tapes would be uncouth. Yes?[quote]
It seems like anyone that sent a resume was sent the list (Unless I'm wrong). That's pretty standard practice.
Good luck to all, I hope they choose someone! :roll:
Bill

PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:54 pm
by Alex C
A random tape may be "uncouth" but if you are in audition shape, send in your tape anyway. What have you got to loose?

The only really uncouth thing to do is sending a tape which doesn't represent an acceptable performance for a major sympony audition.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:47 pm
by wnazzaro
cc_tuba_guy wrote:Seeing as how the list was only given to a few specific invited individuals, I would assume that randomly sending in tapes would be uncouth. Yes? :?:


You could always write the personnel manager and ask if you could send a tape. Apologize for missing the resume deadline and include your resume. In the meantime, make the best tape you can and don't send it in unless you think it sounds like the next principal tubist of the Cleveland Symphony.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:07 pm
by Tubadad
May I inject some cynicism...these emails "inviting" tapes due Nov 28 barely give people 2 weeks to record...correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't the Cleveland audition earlier this year a zoo? As I recall reading, the original list of invitees to live auditions was fairly small, but the ranks of first rounders grew greatly when people complained, teachers wrote recommendations, etc...now here is the cynical thought: I believe that they are doing this to placate the masses (in other words, to tie people up with tape making instead of bombarding the personnel manager with requests for the first round).

Maybe some people will get a live audition solely as a result of the tapes, but I doubt it.