The Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra
Section violin Audition Information (3 Positions)

Position – Section Violin (3 tenure-track positions), beginning the 2019 season

Audition Dates – Monday, January 14th, 2019 through Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Audition Location – Mannes School of Music, 55 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011

Application Deadline – All applications must be received no later than December 10th, 2018 by 11:59pm EST.

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Violin Audition
The Glimmerglass Festival
P.O. Box 191
Cooperstown, NY 13326

All auditions are by invitation only.

Required solo: 1st movement through cadenza of ONE of the following
Brahms, J. – Violin Concerto in D major
Sibelius, J. – Violin Concerto in d minor
Tchaikovsky, P. – Violin Concerto in D major

Excerpts: All excerpts Violin I, upper line, except where noted

Smetana, B. – Overture to The Bartered Bride; Violin II, beginning to Reh. 3, mm. 1-53

Puccini, G. – Madama Butterfly; Act III, mm. 41-58

Puccini, G. – Madama Butterfly; Act III, Reh. 10-13, mm. 131-185

Rossini, G. – Overture to La Cenerentola; Allegro vivace to Reh. 3, mm. 33-65

Verdi, G. – Falstaff; Act II, Part 2, Reh. 65-68

Verdi, G. – La traviata; Act III, No. 8, mm. 1-31

Verdi, G. – Macbeth; Act IV, Scene 19, mm. 1-39

Verdi, G. – Macbeth; Act IV, Scene 21, Reh. 31-34, mm. 108-151

Strauss, R. – Ariadne auf Naxos (1916); Opera, Scene 2, Reh. 183-188

Strauss, R. – Der Rosenkavalier; Act II, Reh. 98-100

Mozart, W. A. – Overture to Die Zauberflote; Violin II, mm. 16-39

Mozart, W. A. – Le nozze di Figaro; Violin II, Act I, No. 5, mm. 1-36

*Bernstein, L. – Overture to Candide; mm. 10-47

*Janacek, L. – The Cunning Little Vixen; Act I, Temp di valse, mm. 137-235, No repeats

*Available by request only

Click here to download non-copyrighted excerpts.

The Glimmerglass Festival will mail copies of excerpts to any accepted candidate who requests them.

Section Violin Position Information

Compensation – All amounts listed below are for the 2019 season.

Wages – $166.45/service – guaranteed minimum weekly wage of $915.48, but weekly wage is usually higher.

Number of services – 60-70 approximate

Living Allowance – $40.50/day inclusive, paid in bi-weekly amounts in advance, only if the winning candidate’s permanent address is more than 80 miles from The Glimmerglass Festival

Travel – up to 2000 round-trip miles (for one trip), paid at the current IRS rate to non-local players as above. Musicians living less than 80 miles from The Glimmerglass Festival are paid commuting mileage, at the current IRS rate.

Pension – 4.75% of wages.

Season – The season traditionally runs from late June through late August (8-10 weeks).

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