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Utah Symphony Orchestra

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:06 pm
by bydloman
Mark these dates down on your calendar: December 2 & 3, 2018. These are the audition dates for the Principal Tuba position of the Utah Symphony. The Utah Symphony is a full-time, 52 week season orchestra, with a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a killer brass section. Employment begins September 1, 2019.
Now, go start practicing!

Gary Ofenloch, Principal Tuba, Utah Symphony

Re: Utah Symphony Orchestra

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:06 pm
by Kunzer
Congrats on retirement Gary!

Re: Utah Symphony Orchestra

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:02 pm
by MackBrass
bydloman wrote:Mark these dates down on your calendar: December 2 & 3, 2018. These are the audition dates for the Principal Tuba position of the Utah Symphony. The Utah Symphony is a full-time, 52 week season orchestra, with a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a killer brass section. Employment begins September 1, 2019.
Now, go start practicing!

Gary Ofenloch, Principal Tuba, Utah Symphony


Holy cow Gary where has the time gone? Congratulations on an amazing career. I remember many uears ago when we would hang out in front of Symphony Hall in Boston shooting the sh!t and checking out, well, i will just leave it at that. You were a a big infulence on me, in a good way of course. Talk soon.

Re: Utah Symphony Orchestra

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:07 am
by JustinLerma
Any news?

Re: Utah Symphony Orchestra

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:03 pm
by KevinBock
Conrad Shaw won the audition and was offered a trial, he sounded great.

Finalists:
Conrad Shaw
Jim Andrus
Kevin Bock

Semi-Finalists:
Seth Horner
Aaron Tindall
Dave Morgan

Re: Utah Symphony Orchestra

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:28 pm
by ZMan
Stupid question, how many days did the audition last?

Re: Utah Symphony Orchestra

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:01 pm
by KevinBock
2 days. They screened resumes so the prelims were doable in a single day. Semis and finals were the next morning, done by 3:30 or so. It was one of the best/smooth auditions I’ve taken.

Re: Utah Symphony Orchestra

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:57 pm
by bort
Ok, I'll be that guy...

What makes/models of tubas were used by those 6 players?

Re: Utah Symphony Orchestra

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:27 pm
by Steginkt
Conrad Shaw uses a 6/4 custom made Nirschl York.

Re: Utah Symphony Orchestra

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:53 pm
by Seth Horner
Nirschl, Yamayork, 6450, 2 6/4 Eastmans and a 2165

Re: Utah Symphony Orchestra

PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:17 pm
by Jim Andrus
2165 for CC, 2250 for F (for sale).

Re: Utah Symphony Orchestra

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:24 am
by Tubaru
What happened here? They just auditioned in December and I had not heard it was open again.

Re: Utah Symphony Orchestra

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:12 am
by the elephant
Tubaru wrote:What happened here? They just auditioned in December and I had not heard it was open again.


On December 6th KevinBock wrote:Conrad Shaw won the audition and was offered a trial, he sounded great.

Finalists:
Conrad Shaw
Jim Andrus
Kevin Bock

Semi-Finalists:
Seth Horner
Aaron Tindall
Dave Morgan

Re: Utah Symphony Orchestra

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:36 pm
by Steginkt
True, but I have seen that the audition is listed in the afm Musician magazine

Re: Utah Symphony Orchestra

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:45 pm
by tmz1m

Re: Utah Symphony Orchestra

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:13 pm
by the elephant
Wow. So much for my attempts to be helpful.

I had no idea this trial period was to be so short.

Re: Utah Symphony Orchestra

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 2:15 pm
by Kdtuba
I just heard that they didn't pick anybody again... What's the deal?

Re: Utah Symphony Orchestra

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 12:52 am
by EMC
Kdtuba wrote:I just heard that they didn't pick anybody again... What's the deal?

Just means the right person hasnt shown up, its not all that uncommon for them to have a long term sub in lieu of finding the appropriate candidate for the position. I just think they are trying to be very careful with who they ultimately offer the position to.

Re: Utah Symphony Orchestra

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 9:37 am
by Leto Cruise
Might wanna stay away from this one guys

Re: Utah Symphony Orchestra

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 4:41 pm
by happyroman
EMC wrote:
Kdtuba wrote:I just heard that they didn't pick anybody again... What's the deal?

Just means the right person hasnt shown up, its not all that uncommon for them to have a long term sub in lieu of finding the appropriate candidate for the position. I just think they are trying to be very careful with who they ultimately offer the position to.


Gary Ofenloch is a very fine player, and held the position for quite a long time, so these are some pretty big shoes to fill. I don't blame them for being careful.