The Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is a professional part-time orchestra that brings together dedicated musicians from the Canberra region and further afield.
The CSO will run audio-only auditions in November 2020 – candidates will submit audio files only (no live auditions).
To apply, submit your audio files to email@example.com by COB Friday 27 November, along with:
- Full name
- Postal address
- Email address
- Phone number
- Current CV
Excerpts for high and low horns were released a week later and will be due with the above information by COB Friday 4 December.
Candidates must not identify themselves on the audio files
- First movement of the concerto (instrument specific) without cadenza (except horn), to be played without piano accompaniment and recorded in one take – no editing.
- Orchestral excerpts, recorded in one take (in any order) – no editing.
|VIOLIN||Any Mozart concerto|
|VIOLA||Stamitz concerto in D major op. 1 or Hoffmeister concerto in D major|
|CELLO||Haydn concerto in C major or D major|
|DOUBLE BASS||Vanhal concerto in D major or Dittersdorf concerto No. 2 in D major|
|FLUTE||Mozart concerto in G major|
|OBOE||Mozart concerto in C major KV.314|
|HORN Low horn||Mozart concerto No. 3 – First movement with cadenza|
|HORN High horn||Mozart concerto No. 2 or 4 – First movement with cadenza|
|TROMBONE (TENOR)||Weber Romance or David concertino|
|TROMBONE (BASS)||Lebedev concerto|
|TUBA||Vaughn Williams concerto|
|PERCUSSION||No concerto required|
|HARP||Handel concerto in B flat major|
|VIOLIN||Orchestral excerpts – violin [PDF 1MB]|
|VIOLA||Orchestral excerpts – viola [PDF 1MB]|
|CELLO||Orchestral excerpts – cello [PDF 2MB]|
|DOUBLE BASS||Orchestral excerpts – double bass [PDF 989KB]|
|FLUTE||Orchestral excerpts – flute / piccolo [PDF 2MB]|
|OBOE||Orchestral excerpts – oboe / cor anglais [PDF 2MB]|
|CLARINET||Orchestral excerpts – clarinet / bass clarinet [PDF 1MB]|
|BASSOON||Orchestral excerpts – bassoon [PDF 1MB]|
|HORN (HIGH)||Orchestral excerpts – high horn [PDF 791KB]|
|HORN (LOW)||Orchestral excerpts – low horn [PDF 827KB]|
|TRUMPET||Orchestral excerpts – trumpet [PDF 170KB]|
|TROMBONE (TENOR)||Orchestral excerpts – tenor trombone [PDF 891KB]|
|TROMBONE (BASS)||Orchestral excerpts – bass trombone [PDF 810KB]|
|TUBA||Orchestral excerpts – tuba [PDF 621KB]|
|PERCUSSION||Orchestral excerpts – percussion [PDF 2MB]|
|HARP||Orchestral excerpts – harp [PDF 2MB]|
Please direct any enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
To play with the CSO, you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or have a valid visa to work in Australia.
Excerpts are provided for audition purposes only.