Sunday, August 26, 2007

Santa Rosa Symphony Contra Bassoon Audition

Dear Bassoonist/Contrabassoonist,

I hope you are having a great summer!

While the Santa Rosa Symphony was undergoing the search for its new music director, Bruno Ferrandis, auditions for vacancies in the Orchestra were postponed. There is now some catching up to do, and auditions for the following Permanent Vacancies have been scheduled and advertised in the International Musician:

CONTRABASSOON/UTILITY BASSOON – 35 Services; Audition Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2007
SECTION VIOLA – 55 Services; 1 Permanent Chair; Audition Date: Monday, October 1, 2007
PRINCIPAL HORN – 60 Services; Audition Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2007
SECTION CELLO – 55 Services; 2 Permanent Chairs; Audition Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2007
SECTION 1st VIOLIN – 55 Services; 3 Permanent Chairs; Audition Date: Thursday, October 4, 2007

Following is additional audition information:

2007-2008 Wage Scale: Principal = $143.50; Assistant Principal = $132.02; Section = $114.80; Pension = 8%.
All auditions will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Santa Rosa, California.
If a position is won by a SRS Musician, runner-up(s) may be offered the resulting opening(s).
To apply, please send a one-page resume and a $25 audition deposit by September 12, 2007, to:
Santa Rosa Symphony – Auditions
50 Santa Rosa Avenue, Suite 410, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Fax: 707-546-0460; Email:
A list of audition repertoire and other relevant information will be mailed to the applicant upon receipt of resume and deposit.
Deposits will be refunded at the time of the audition.

For your convenience, the Contrabassoon/Utility Bassoon audition repertoire list is attached with this e-mail message, and information is being posted on the SRS website: Preliminary auditions are planned to begin the morning of Wednesday, 26 September, followed by finals in the afternoon/evening, depending on how many musicians take the audition. Detailed information regarding the scheduling of Musicians’ individual auditions will soon be determined and made available.

Thank you if you have already submitted your resume and audition deposit expressing your intent to audition for the Santa Rosa Symphony. If not, I hope you will consider auditioning for the SRS. Additional information about the SRS can be seen on its website at Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best regards,


Tim Beswick
Director of Artistic Operations

Santa Rosa Symphony
50 Santa Rosa Avenue, Suite 410
Santa Rosa, California 95404

Phone: 707-546-7097, ext. 211
Cell: 408-445-8416
Fax: 707-546-0460


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