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NYC Ballet - Principal Tuba - January 2017

Postby CC » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:52 am

http://www.nycballet.com/orchauditions

New York City Ballet
Andrew Litton, Music Director

Announces the following vacancy:

Principal Tuba

(24 guaranteed weeks, 4 weeks vacation, plus full year benefits)

E-mail, fax or mail a single page resume by November 25, 2016 to:

David Titcomb, Orchestra Manager
New York City Ballet
20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Email: orchauditions@nycballet.com
Fax: (212) 870-4097

Principal Tuba auditions to be held on January 22, 23, and 24. Audition materials can be found here.

A limited number of highly qualified applicants will be invited to audition, repertoire will be sent upon invitation. Auditions for both positions will be held at Lincoln Center, New York, exact location to be confirmed.

The Audition committee reserves the right to immediately dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards.
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Re: NYC Ballet - Principal Tuba - January 2017

Postby anonymous4 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:27 pm

That looks like a fun list!
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Re: NYC Ballet - Principal Tuba - January 2017

Postby tuben » Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:48 am

31 pages of audition materials.

One wonders how many years playing with the orchestra it will take to perform the same number of notes as in the audition.
If you count prelims/semis/finals/etc.......
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Re: NYC Ballet - Principal Tuba - January 2017

Postby Three Valves » Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:43 am

Rhapsody in Blue and Swan Like I'm OK with.

The rest will take work...
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Re: NYC Ballet - Principal Tuba - January 2017

Postby bort » Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:18 am

tuben wrote:31 pages of audition materials.

One wonders how many years playing with the orchestra it will take to perform the same number of notes as in the audition.
If you count prelims/semis/finals/etc.......


Sounds a little like being an Olympic sprinter -- you train for years and years and years, and are judged on your ability to display perfection 10 seconds at a time.
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Re: NYC Ballet - Principal Tuba - January 2017

Postby mctuba1 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:23 pm

I can handle the first note on the list and the rests, i wonder if that will be enough to win?
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Re: NYC Ballet - Principal Tuba - January 2017

Postby Alex C » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:24 pm

I think those musicians could take three of those excerpts with one solo and find the three best players on that day in a lot less time than it's going to take like this. Just MHO.
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Re: NYC Ballet - Principal Tuba - January 2017

Postby WangZhiXian » Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:28 pm

Re: 31 Pages of Audition Material

I was wondering the same thing--is this amount of material standard for major league auditions?
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Re: NYC Ballet - Principal Tuba - January 2017

Postby mctuba1 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:47 am

It's to thin out the number of applicants. Anyone applying should be able to play all of it and be prepared to play anything on the list. Will it all be asked for, I doubt it.
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Re: NYC Ballet - Principal Tuba - January 2017

Postby Ian1 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:28 pm

Only 24 weeks work?
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Re: NYC Ballet - Principal Tuba - January 2017

Postby UncleBeer » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:39 pm

Ian1 wrote:Only 24 weeks work?

Yep; they share the house with the NYC Opera (a separate gig).
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Re: NYC Ballet - Principal Tuba - January 2017

Postby southtubist » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:22 pm

I learned Penderecki's Cappriccio a while back. I got lots of criticism from my friends along the lines of "no one ever asks for that in an audition and you're wasting your time". It's pretty cool to see it here. That one excerpt from Namouna also looks challenging, too.
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Re: NYC Ballet - Principal Tuba - January 2017

Postby Ian1 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:36 am

Was there a lot of interest for it?
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Re: NYC Ballet - Principal Tuba - January 2017

Postby KevinMadden » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:39 am

Ian1 wrote:Was there a lot of interest for it?


Well I didn't get past the resume round, and the e-mail read,

"Dear NYCB Principal Tuba audition applicant:
Thank you for your interest in the current opening in the New York City Ballet Orchestra. Unfortunately, due to an overwhelming response of highly qualified applicants, and after much deliberation, the audition committee is not able to offer you an invitation to this audition. "

anyone have an idea of the numbers involved?
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Re: NYC Ballet - Principal Tuba - January 2017

Postby Ian1 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:17 pm

140 applicants I believe. Does anyone know what tubas the previous tuba player mainly used? I'm presuming F and CC?
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Re: NYC Ballet - Principal Tuba - January 2017

Postby UncleBeer » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:03 pm

Steve Johns mainly used his Hirsbrunner CC 4/4. Before that, Toby Hanks used a York CC 4/4.
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Re: NYC Ballet - Principal Tuba - January 2017

Postby Ian1 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:37 am

Thanks!
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Re: NYC Ballet - Principal Tuba - January 2017

Postby Iliotuba » Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:10 am

UncleBeer wrote:
Ian1 wrote:Only 24 weeks work?

Yep; they share the house with the NYC Opera (a separate gig).


NYCO hasn't been in the Koch Theatre since they went bankrupt. I believe that they now use the Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center down at Columbus Circle.
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Re: NYC Ballet - Principal Tuba - January 2017

Postby Ian1 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:25 am

I've booked flights to come over for this audition so if anyone fancies grabbing a beer...
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