PRINCIPAL TUBA AUDITION

Audition: March 12, 2022 (Each accepted applicant will be contacted with a timeslot.)
Materials due: February 26, 2022
Place of Audition: Appell Center (50 N George St, York, PA 17401)

Audition Repertoire: Download Repertoire

  • Solo:
    • Tuba Concerto – Vaughn Williams: First Movement
  • Orchestral Excerpts:
    • Berlioz – Hungarian March: (Rehearsal 4 to 2 after Rehearsal 5)
    • Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique: 4th Movement (Rehearsal 56 to 6 after Rehearsal 57) – Tuba 1
    • Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique: 5th Movement (Rehearsal 84 to END) – Tuba 1
    • Bernstein – Symphonic Dances (Measure 676-700)
    • Brahms – Symphony No. 2: 4th Movement (Rehearsal O to END)
    • Holst – The Planets; Jupiter: (9 before Rehearsal 1 to 3 after Rehearsal 1; 11-12; 17-Presto)
    • Mahler – Symphony No. 5: 3rd Movement Scherzo (13 before Rehearsal 16 to 17)
    • Prokofiev – Symphony No. 5: 1st Movement (Rehearsal 3 to 3 after Rehearsal 4)
    • Prokofiev – Symphony No. 5: 4th Movement (Rehearsal 94 to 1 after Rehearsal 96; 1 before 98 to 5 after 98)
    • Respighi – Fountains of Rome (Pickup to Rehearsal 11-14)
    • Strauss – Ein Heldenleben (1 after Rehearsal 62 to Rehearsal 80 [senza sordino])
    • Wagner – Overture to Die Meistersinger (158-188)
    • Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries Aufzug (4 after Rehearsal 10 to 12)

To Apply

  • Email a one-page résumé, including email address and telephone number, to Anthony Wise at awise@yorksymphony.org
  • Mail a $50 refundable deposit to: Tuba Audition, York Symphony Orchestra, 50 N George St., York, PA 17401
  • Please clearly state the position for which you are applying in your email or résumé.  Emailed résumés should be in Word or PDF format.  Videos may be required to supplement résumés; however, please do not send recordings unless prompted to do so.
  • Materials must be received by 5 PM on or before the listed due date. This is not a postmark date. Cancellations must be made at least 2 days prior to the audition day to receive deposit back.

Position Details

  • Position to begin at the candidate’s earliest convenience. If the position is filled by a current member of the YSO, the resulting vacancy may be filled at this audition.
  • Compensation: $87.10/service
  • Travel: Stipend based on mileage
  • Housing: Homestay and Hotel options available
  • Rehearsal Schedule: Condensed 2-3-day cycles