Symphony West Orchestra

Thank you for another great season!

We're busy planning our 2017/2018 season. Please join us as a musician, audience member, donor, or volunteer, and help us bring classical music to our community!

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Concertmaster Auditions

Symphony West is in need of a Concertmaster for the upcoming season. Auditions will be scheduled for Tuesday, August 29, 2017 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the classroom wing of Saint Clarence Church, 30106 Lorain Road, North Olmsted, OH 44070.

This is an unpaid, voluntary position.

Qualifications and Requirements for Concertmaster with Symphony West:

  • Extensive violin training with private teachers
  • 20 years public performing experience on violin
  • 12 years orchestral experience as a member of first violin sections
  • College degree preferred but not required
  • Must set a strong example of musicianship and leadership
  • Availability to attend ALL Tuesday evening rehearsals and 3 Friday evening concerts (Dec. 15 , March 9, and May 18) during the 2017-18 season.

Audition Requirements:

  • Exposition section of any violin concerto from the standard 18th- and 19th-century repertoire
  • Orchestral excerpts: any 3 from Brahms, Beethoven, Wagner, Dvorak, Copeland, Bernstein
  • Sight-reading and chromatic scale.
  • Send a one-page resume for consideration by August 21 to Kristin Smeltzer, Corresponding Secretary

    Your resume must include your telephone number and your valid email address.