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NAC Orchestra Auditions

CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA
ALEXANDER SHELLEY, MUSIC DIRECTOR

Announces auditions for the following vacancies:

BASS TROMBONE

effective the 2022-2023 Season

National auditions will be held by recorded submissions on May 2, 2022
Candidates advancing to a second round will be required to travel to Ottawa for in-person auditions on
June 29, 2022.

National auditions are open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only.

Season: This position is a Part-Contract (35 weeks minimum guarantee)

Salary: Minimum scale, 2021-2022: $2,018 per week (salary for this position to be negotiated)

The members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra are Canadian members of the American Federation of Musicians.

Application deadline: April 15, 2022

The National Arts Centre Orchestra is a proud partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS).

Audition Repertoire

SOLOS:

ELIZABETH RAUM Concerto Mvt III (an accompanist will be provided)
AND
J.S. BACH Sarabande from Cello Suite #5 (Complete – only repeat first section)
 

ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS: 

 

BEETHOVEN

Symphony No. 9  

Mvt. IV: mm. 595-626

 

BERLIOZ

Hungarian March from Damnation of Faust

 

 

BERNSTEIN

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

mm. 661-684

 

BRAHMS  

Symphony No. 1

Mvt. IV: mm. 47-61

 

BRUCKNER

Symphony No. 9

Mvt. I: [N] to [R]

 

FRANCK 

Symphony in D minor

Mvt. III: [N] to 18 mm. after [N]

 

HAYDN

 Die Schopfung

#26: mm. 1-37 (beginning to letter C)

 

KEVIN LAU

Dark Angels Concert Suite 

mm. 297-355

 

NICOLE LIZÉE

Keep Driving, I’m Dreaming

mm. 95-121

 

MAHLER

Symphony No. 5  

Mvt. II: [19] to [20]; 9 mm. after [24] to [25]; mvt. III: 16 mm. after [15] to [16]; pickup to [25] to [26]; mvt. V: 1 mm. before [22] to [24]; 1 mm. before [25] to 8 mm. after [25]

 

MOZART

Requiem - Kyrie

 

 

RESPIGHI

Fountains of Rome

Pickup before [11] to 20 mm. after [15]

 

ROSSINI 

William Tell Overture

[C] until 9 mm. after [D]

 

SCHUBERT

Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished”

Mvt. II (complete)

 

SCHUMANN

Symphony No. 3

Mvt. IV: beginning to 13 mm. after [A]

 

SHOSTAKOVICH  

Symphony No. 5  

Mvt.I: 4th mm. of [38] to [39]; mvt. IV [97] to downbeat of [98]

 

STRAUSS

Ein Heldenleben

[51] to 4 mm. after [52]; [55] to 2mm. after [56]; [61] to [65]; 5 mm. before [72] to downbeat of [74]; [89] to [90]

 

WAGNER

Das Rheingold (Trb IV)

Scene II, mm. 36-55; Scene IV, final 18mm.

 

WAGNER

Die Walküre

Act III: pickup to [3] to [12]

The official pitch of the National Arts Centre Orchestra is A = 440
Sight reading may be required.

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