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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
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Congrats on retirement Gary!
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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.
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Any news?
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Conrad Shaw won the audition and was offered a trial, he sounded great.

Finalists:
Conrad Shaw
Jim Andrus
Kevin Bock

Semi-Finalists:
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Stupid question, how many days did the audition last?
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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.
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Ok, I'll be that guy...

What makes/models of tubas were used by those 6 players?
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Conrad Shaw uses a 6/4 custom made Nirschl York.
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Nirschl, Yamayork, 6450, 2 6/4 Eastmans and a 2165
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2165 for CC, 2250 for F (for sale).
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What happened here? They just auditioned in December and I had not heard it was open again.
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True, but I have seen that the audition is listed in the afm Musician magazine
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Now scheduled for May: https://utahsymphony.org/orchestra/auditions/" target="_blank
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I just heard that they didn't pick anybody again... What's the deal?
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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.
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Might wanna stay away from this one guys
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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.
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You extend your career exponentially, because these things are heavy,”

Please tell me this is a joke, or have the standards changed that significantly? Frustrating that these orchestras waste peoples time. (I havent taken the auditions.)
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