ETSO Auditions

The East Texas Symphony Orchestra announces auditions for the 2022/2023 season.

Openings include

  • Section Violin
  • Section Viola
  • Section Cello 

Auditions to be held:
Monday, October 3, 2022, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N Galloway Ave., Mesquite, TX  75149

To be considered for an invitation to audition for an available position, please email a resume to Jim Gasewicz, ETSO Personnel Manager, jgasewicz@etso.org by Wednesday, September 28, 2022.  

At this time, ETSO will only be auditioning for the above positions.  Only the highest quality applicants will be accepted for this audition.

The East Texas Symphony Orchestra is a Union Orchestra with five Masterworks (Subscription) Series concerts planned for the fiscal year beginning November 10, 2022.  Other special performances including educational concerts are offered during the season.  Per service rates are $118.13/service for section musicians plus applicable allowance for travel and lodging.  All applicants must demonstrate U.S. Citizenship or legal eligibility to accept contract labor with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra.

ETSO does not supply music/excerpts. 

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Successful applicants will be asked to prepare the following:

Violin (all parts Violin I): 

  • Exposition of the 1st mvt. of a standard Concerto
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 4, 4th mvt. Allegro energico e passionato: mm 33-80
  • Mendelssohn: Scherzo from Sommernachtstraum: 8 bars before letter A - 6 after letter D
  • Mozart: Symphony. No. 39, 2nd mvt. Andante con moto: letter C (m 96) play through m 107 and letter D play 10 bars through m 125
  • Mahler: Symphony. No. 5, 2nd mvt.: mm 326-371 (number 21)  

Viola:

  • Exposition of the 1st mvt. of a standard Concerto
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, 1st mvt.: 1 bar after number 15 - number 17
  • Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn: Var. V
  • Mendelssohn: Scherzo from Sommernachtstraum: upbeat to 1 after C - play 22 bars to next rest (mm 71-93)
  • Mahler: Symphony. No. 5, 2nd mvt.: mm 524-544   

Cello:

  • Exposition of the 1st mvt. of a standard Concerto
  • L. van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, 2nd mvt.: mm 1-10, 49-59, 98-106
  • R. Strauss: Don Juan Op. 20: mm 1-49
  • S. Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5, 4th mvt.: Rehearsal 79 to 80 top line
  • W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 35, 4th mvt.: mm 134-197
  • J. Brahms: Symphony No. 4, 4th mvt.: Rehearsal B to D  


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