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Clarinet Audition
1. Vacancy One Clarinet (also requested to play bass clarinet)
2. Venue Sapporo Art Park Arena (2-chome, Geijutsunomori, Minami-ku, Sapporo)
3. Preliminary Round (Live Audition by section members)
●Date and Time: From 10am on Tuesday, January 10 and Wednesday, January 11, 2023
●Repertoire:
(1) Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A major K.622 – 1st movement with piano accompaniment
(2) Orchestral study including bass clarinet

<Precautions for the preliminary round>
- Audition repertoire (1) requires piano accompaniment. Orchestra will arrange the pianist; however, applicant can also attend the audition with his/her accompanist. Any expense incurred in this case must be burnt by the applicant.
- There will be no time to work together with the pianist for the First Round. The accompanist will be using Bärenreiter edition, however applicant can use any other edition.
- Scores for the orchestral study will be sent to applicants after the deadline of the audition. Which would be requested to perform will be notified to the applicant on the day of the audition.

●How to apply
Download the designated application form from Sapporo Symphony Orchestra official website and fill in all the items including pasting your ID photograph. Send your application by registered postal mail (Application form is non-returnable).
●Application Deadline
 Wednesday, November 30, 2022 (must arrive by this date)
●Result Announcement
 Result will be notified by Friday, January 21, 2023 by post.
 (Those who are invited to the secondary round may be informed by telephone.)

(Live Audition by section members)
●Date and Time: Monday, November 2, 2021 afternoon (planned)
●Repertoire:
(1) Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A major K.622 – 1st movement with piano accompaniment
(2) Orchestral study including bass clarinet




4. Final Round (Live Audition by all the orchestra members and interview) ●Date and Time: Tuesday, October 3, 2023 afternoon (planned)
●Repertoire: Same as the secondary round


- Sapporo Symphony Orchestra will arrange a piano accompanist but the applicant can also attend the audition with his/her accompanist. Any expense incurred in this case must be burnt by the applicant. There will be a time to work together with the accompanist during the morning of the audition day. Details will be informed on a later date.
- There will be an interview for those who attend the final round, on the same day.

●Final Result Announcement
 Result will be sent by post no later than Tuesday, October 10, 2023.
5. Salary and Benefits (as of current salary sheet; salary consists of age and ability factors) Salary 191,900 JPY (age 22) to 247,600 JPY (age 35)
Additional bonus twice a year
Other benefits: housing, family, cold-area, commuting and instrument.
Social welfare, unemployment insurance and retirement allowance are also available.
6. Employment starting date As soon as possible but negotiable
There will be 6-month probation before official employment.
7. 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
https://www.sso.or.jp e-mail:info@sso.or.jp
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Horn Audition (Low 2nd/4th)
1. Vacancy Low Horn (2nd and/or 4th)  One player
2. Preliminary (Primary and Secondary) Audition (Live Audition by section members)

●Date and Time
[Primary]  Monday, January 16, 2023 from 10am
[Secondary] Tuesday, January 17 afternoon

●Venue
Sapporo Art Park Art Hall Large Rehearsal Room
(2-chome Geijutsu-no-Mori, Minami-ku Sapporo)

●Repertoire
[Primary Audition]
(1)Concerto ※ with piano accompaniment
① 1st movement of Horn Concert No. 3 K447 by W.A. Mozart including
cadenza
② 2nd movement of Horn Concerto No. 3 K447 by W.A. Mozart

(2) Orchestral excerpts

[Secondary Audition]
(1)Concerto ※ with piano accompaniment
① 1st movement of Horn Concert No. 3 K447 by W.A. Mozart including
cadenza
② 2nd movement of Horn Concerto No. 3 K447 by W.A. Mozart
③ Bagatelle by Neuling with piano accompaniment
(2) Orchestral excerpts ※May be asked to perform with section members

※Instrument must be full double horn. B-flat single or Descant is not acceptable.
※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. ※Accompaniment is not required during the primary audition. Accompanist must use Bärenreiter for concerto and PRO MUSICA for Neuling. Publisher for the horn is not designated.
※Scores re: orchestral excerpts will be sent to applicants after closing the application. Which piece to be performed will be notified on the day of the audition.
●How to apply ●Application deadline ●How to apply
Download the application form from the orchestra’s website; fill in the form with your ID photo pasted. Send this document to the following address noted below (no. 6) by registered mail.
(Application form is unreturnable.)

●Application deadline
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 (Must arrive by this date)
※Detailed schedule and meeting place will be informed after this date.

●Result Announcement
[Result of Primary audition]Result will be notified via telephone after the audition.
[Result of Secondary audition]Result will be sent out by postal mail after audition.

3. Final Round (Audition by all the orchestra members) ●Date and Time
  Wednesday, February 15, 2023 afternoon
  Sapporo Art Park Art Hall Arena (2-chome, Geijutsu-no-mori, Minami-ku
Sapporo)
  
●Repertoire
(1)Concerto ※ with piano accompaniment
① 1st movement of Horn Concert No. 3 K447 by W.A. Mozart including
cadenza
② 2nd movement of Horn Concerto No. 3 K447 by W.A. Mozart
③ Bagatelle by Neuling with piano accompaniment
(2) Orchestral excerpts (Informed to the successful applicants who passed
the secondary 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. The applicant can rehearse with the accompanist during the morning of the final audition. Details are to be announced on a later date.
※There will be an interview for those who attend the final auditions, on the
same day.
4. Salary and Benefits 191,900 JPY (age 22) to 247,600 JPY (age 35)
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 probation 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
Telephone +81-11-520-1771 Facsimile +81-11-520-1772
https://www.sso.or.jp e-mail:info@sso.or.jp
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