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SAPPORO SYMPHONY ORCHSTRA AUDITION

SAPPORO SYMPHONY ORCHSTRA AUDITION


Details of audition and how to apply are as follows:


Violin (Tutti)

1.Vacancy
Violin (tutti)

In principal, applicants must be under age of 35.

2. Preliminary Audition (Recording audition)
Repertoire should be recorded in the listed order with track numbers on CD-R.

[Audition Repertoire]
(1) One of the following concerti, the first movement with cadenza, with piano accompaniment.
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, No. 4, No. 5 (2) The first movement of one of the following concerti with piano accompaniment
Paganini / No. 1 in D major op. 6, Mendelssohn / E minor op.64, Lalo / Spanish Symphony op. 21, Beethoven / D major op. 61, Saint Saens / No. 3 op. 61, Brahms / D major op.77, Bruch / No. 1 in G minor op. 26, Tchaikovsky / D major op.35, Sibelius / D minor op. 47, Bartok / No. 2, Prokofiev / No. 2 in G minor op.63

[Orchestra Study]
(3) Beethoven Symphony No. 9 2nd movement (2nd violin) from start to the first note in B
(4) R. Strauss Symphonic Poem "Don Juan" (1st violin) from start to the 13th note in C

[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.
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
Saturday, October 27, 2018 (must arrive by this date)
Result announcement for the recording audition
Result will be sent by post no later than Monday, November 12, 2018.
3.Live Audition (Secondary and Final Audition)
Date and Place
Secondary Audition (Audition by Section members)
Thursday, December 6, 2018 starting from 1pm (tentative schedule)

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

Final Audition by all members of the orchestra
Friday, December 7, 2018 afternoon (planned)

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

Live Audition Repertoire
(1) Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 or No. 4 or No. 5; 1st movement with cadenza Applicant must perform the same piece as in his/her recording audition.
(2) Orchestral study (Details will be announced to those who passed the primary 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 and / or expense 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 191,600 JPY(age 22) to 247,400JPY (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
Immediately 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


Viola (Tutti)

1.Vacancy
Viola (tutti)

In principal, applicants must be under age of 35.

2. Recording Audition (Primary audition)
Repertoire should be recorded in the listed order with track numbers on CD-R.
Applicants are free to choose edition of the score.

[Audition Repertoire]
(1) One of the following concerti, the first movement without cadenza, with piano accompaniment.
1) C.P. Stamitz Viola Concerto in D major, 1st movement
2) Hoffmeister Viola Concerto in D major, 1st movement
(2) One of concerto by Bartok or Walton or Hindemith’s “Der Schwanendreher,” 1st movement, with piano accompaniment

[Orchestra Study]
(3) Beethoven Overture to "Coriolan" D mm.9 to E mm.3

[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.
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 selected audition repertoire, the date and place of recording in A4 format)
Deadline
Saturday, October 27, 2018 (must arrive by this date)
Result announcement for the recording audition
Result will be sent by post no later than Friday, November 9, 2018.
3.Live Audition (Secondary and Final Audition)
Date and Place
Secondary Audition (Audition by Section members)
Thursday, December 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
Friday, December 7, 2018 afternoon (planned)

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

Live Audition Repertoire
(1) Either Stamiz or Hoffmeister concerto that the applicant has selected for the primary audition, 1st movement without cadenza.
(2) Concerto of Bartok or Walton, or Hindemith’s “Der Schwanendreher,” the concerto that the applicant has selected for the primary audition, 1st movement


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. There will be a rehearsal time with piano during the morning of each live audition date. Further 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 191,600 JPY(age 22) to 247,400JPY (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
Immediately but negotiable
There will be 6-month probation 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


Percussion

1.Vacancy
Tutti Percussion

In principal, applicants must be under age of 35.

How to apply
Send the following documents to the following address by postal mail.
Resume (if you are Japanese, use a standard resume form.)
- Please write in your music experience.
SEND TO:
AUDITION, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra
c/o Sapporo Concert Hall, 1-15 Nakajima-koen, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0931 JAPAN
Your resume is not returnable. Depending on the number of applicants, pre-screening by documents may take place.
Deadline
Friday, August 31, 2018 (must arrive by this date)
 
2.Live Audition (Preliminary and Secondary rounds)
[Date and Place]
Sunday, October 28, 2018 Sapporo Art Park Art Hall Arena( 2-chome Geijutsu-no-mori, Minami-ku, Sapporo) Detailed information on the day's schedule will be sent to applicants by Friday, September 15.
 
Audition repertoire
For both preliminary and secondary rounds, applicants are asked to perform with the instrument designated by the orchestra. The audition repertoire includes etudes and orchestral excerpts. For the secondary round, in addition to playing solo, applicants are asked to perform some excerpts together with the percussion section members.
Audition repertoire can be found on the Website.
The orchestral excerpts will be sent to the applicants by postal mail.

Instruments used for the audition and precautions
- Instruments for the audition are all designated and only Tambourine can be brought in by the applicants.
- Snare Drum NOBLE & COOLEY 5 inch
Either sitting or standing position. Use of mute is not allowed. Both traditional and matched grips are allowed. For Bolero, sticks should be held normal, i.e. holding sticks short, pressing sticks onto the drum head, or use of the end of sticks are not allowed.
- Xylophone KOROGI UX555C
Standing position only. The height, from the floor to the white keys, is 86 centimeters.
- Glockenspiel FALL CREEK K-100
Standing position only. The height, from the floor to the white keys, is 86 centimeters.
- Tambourine GROVER Double Single
Either sitting or standing position. Use of foot stand is allowed. Can bring in your own tambourine.
- Cymbal SABIAN Artisan 19 inch
Standing position only.
 
3. Final round and interview
Final round will take place in front of all the orchestra members.
Date and Place
Monday, October 29, 2018 (afternoon)
Sapporo Art Park Art Hall Arena(2-chome Geijutsu-no-mori, Minami-ku, Sapporo)

Audition repertoire
Same as in the preliminary and secondary rounds. Prepare to perform with the designated music (etudes and orchestral excerpts).
 
Interview
There will be an interview for those who passed the secondary round. Details will be given to the successful applicants.
 
4.Salary and other benefits

Salary 191,600 JPY (age 22) to 247,400 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 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
 e-mail:info@sso.or.jp