Sapporo Symphony Orchestra

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SAPPORO SYMPHONY ORCHSTRA AUDITION

SAPPORO SYMPHONY ORCHSTRA AUDITION


   Details of audition and how to apply are as follows:


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1.Vacancy
Horn (Associate Principal)

In principal, applicants must be under age of 40.

2. Preliminary Audition (Recording audition)
Applicant must record and send the following repertoire in the order with track numbers on CD-R.

[Audition Repertoire]
Instrument must be full double horn and both B-flat single and Descant Horns are not allowed. Please note the manufacture of your horn in regime.
(1) 1st movement from Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat major K. 495, including cadenza
(2) 2nd movement from Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat major K. 495


[Precautions]
The recording must be made within 6 months before the date of application.
(1)and (2) need piano accompaniment, and introduction can be deleted.
Place track numbers at start of each piece and at start of cadenza.
The recording device must be CD-R (music recording only)
Confirm the content before submitting. Avoid low volume or any echo in the recording as this may affect the judgement.

How to apply / Deadline
Send the following documents together with your recording to the address noted in 6 by post.
Mark your name on CD-R.
The documents and recording are not returnable.
Documents to prepare
1.Resume (if you are Japanese, use a standard resume form.) Please write in your music experience.
2. Recording information (note the date and place of recording in A4 format)
Deadline
Thursday, February 1, 2018 (must arrive by this date)
Result announcement for the recording audition
Result will be sent by post no later than Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
3.Live Audition (Secondary and Final Audition)
Date and Place
Secondary Audition (Audition by Section members)
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 afternoon (planned)

Sapporo Art Park Art Hall Arena( 2-chome Geijutsu-no-mori, Minami-ku, Sapporo)

Final Audition by all members of the orchestra
Wednesday, March 7,2018 afternoon (planned)

Sapporo Art Park Art Hall Arena( 2-chome Geijutsu-no-mori, Minami-ku, Sapporo)

Live Audition Repertoire
(1) Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat major K. 495 (including cadenza)
(2) R. Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major Op. 11; 1st and 2nd movements
(3) Orchestral study (Details will be announced to those who passed the preliminary audition.)

The orchestra will arrange a piano accompanist, but the applicant can also attend the audition with his/her accompanist. In this case, any fee incurred will be burnt by the applicant. More details will be informed on a later date. There will be an interview for those who attend the final auditions on the same day.

4.Salary and other benefits

Salary 191,400 JPY (age 22) to 279,900 JPY (age 40) plus Associate Principal allowance
Additional bonus twice a year
Other benefits: housing, family, cold-area, commuting and instrument.
Social welfare, unemployment insurance and retirement allowance are also available.

5. Employment starting date
As soon as possible, but negotiable
There will be 6-month evaluation period before official employment.
6.Inquiry and Address
Addressed to: AUDITION, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra
c/o Sapporo Concert Hall, 1-15 Nakajima-koen, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
064-0931 JAPAN
TEL:+81-11-520-1771 FAX:+81-11-520-1772
http://www.sso.or.jp e-mail:info@sso.or.jp