NAC Orchestra Auditions


Announces auditions for the following vacancy:

Second Flute/Piccolo

effective the 2020-2021 Season or earliest availability

National auditions will be held in Ottawa, September 16, 17 & 18, 2019.

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

Season: 46 weeks including concerts, broadcasts, opera, ballet, recordings, tours and 5 weeks paid vacation

Salary: Minimum scale, 2019-2020: $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.

Highly qualified applicants are asked to send a ONE PAGE resume by email (Word doc or pdf files only) to be received no later than July 15, 2019 to:

Please note: A refundable $100.00 deposit will be required from those musicians invited to audition.

For more information concerning audition requirements email

Audition Repertoire

MOZART: Concerto for Flute in G or D, 1st mvt exposition
VIVALDI: Concerto for Piccolo in C, RV 443, 2nd mvt

Please bring the piano part since an accompanist will be provided.


1st Flute    
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 4th mvt, bars 172-200)
BIZET Carmen (Entr’acte - Prelude to Act 3)
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 (4th mvt, bars 89-105)
DVORAK Symphony No. 8 (4th mvt, 8 bars before D to E)
MENDELSSOHN Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo - 12 bars before P to end)
2nd Flute    
BACH St. Matthew Passion (No. 9 and 10, Orchestra 1)
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 (movements 2 and 4)
DEBUSSY Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune  
DVORAK Symphony No. 9 (1st mvt)
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4, Italian (2nd mvt, beginning to bar 35)
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4, Italian (4th mvt, beginning to bar 34)
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1, Classical (2nd mvt, 4th bar of 33 to end)
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1, Classical (4th mvt, complete)
RAVEL Mother Goose Suite (1st mvt - Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 (4th mvt, bars 343-431 & bars 849-940)
BRAHMS Variations on a theme by Haydn (variations 5 and 8)
RAVEL Mother Goose Suite (2nd mvt, from 5 to 8; 3rd mvt, beginning until 5 bars after 3)
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G (Beginning until 2)
ROSSINI Semiramide Overture  
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 9 (1st mvt, 8 bars before 7 until 11; 2nd mvt, 48 - end; 3rd mvt, 50-51 and 61-62)
STRAVINSKY The Firebird Suite, 1919 version (Variation de l’oiseau de feu)
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 (3rd mvt)

Sight reading may be required