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New York City Ballet
Andrew Litton, Music Director
Announces the following vacancy:
(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
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.
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.
I can handle the first note on the list and the rests, i wonder if that will be enough to win?
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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Practicing results in increased atmospheric CO2 thus causing global warming.
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.
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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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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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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