The Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra
Principal French Horn Audition Information

Position – Principal French Horn (tenure-track position), beginning in the 2019 season

Audition Dates – Thursday, July 19th, 2018 through Friday, July 20th, 2018

Audition Location – Hartwick College, 1 Hartwick Dr, Oneonta, NY 13820

Application Deadline – All applications must be received no later than June 14th, 2018 by 11:59pm EST.

Resumes – One page only – sent by e-mail to:
or by regular mail to:

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

All auditions are by invitation only.

Audition Repertoire

Required solo: Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major, K.417:
Mvt. 1 (beginning through the end of the exposition)

1. Puccini: Tosca; Act 3, mm 1-17
2. Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; Overture, 2 before #1 – #1; 12 before #9 – 4 before #9
3. Rossini: L’Italiana in Algeri; No. 2 “Languir per una bella,” beginning to 12 after #13; #17 – #19
4. Mozart: Così fan tutte; No. 25 “Per pietà, ben mio,” entire aria
5. Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: No. 4 “O quante volte,” mm 5 –  8
6. R. Strauss: Salome; Dance of the Seven Veils, 9 before Q – V
7. R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos; #33 – 4 after #40
8. Wagner: Der fliegende Höllander; beginning mm 1 – 51
9. Verdi: Falstaff; Act 1, #26 – #27
10. Verdi: Otello; Act 2, 13 after E to 4 after F
11. Handel: Giulio Cesare; No. 14 “Va tacito e nascosto,” entire aria

Please click here to access exerpts:

Horn Audition 2018 Experpts

Principal French Horn Position Information

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

Wages – $193.91/service – guaranteed minimum weekly wage of $1,066.51, 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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