2024 season PRINCIPAL SECOND VIOLIN Auditions

The Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra is seeking a Principal Second Violin (1 tenure-track position). The season traditionally runs from late June through August (8-10 weeks).


  • Thursday, August 10, 2023
  • Friday, August 11, 2023
  • All auditions are by invitation only and will be held in Oneonta, New York. Specific location is TBD.

Violinists should please email a one-page resume to, or mailed to: Violin Audition, The Glimmerglass Festival, P.O. Box 191; Cooperstown, NY 13326.

All resumes must be received no later than July 6th, 2023 by 11:59pm EST.

Violinists should prepare the excerpts available here. The Glimmerglass Festival will mail copies of the excerpts to any accepted candidate who requests them.

Position information:


  • The principal 2nd wages are $233.59/service with a guaranteed minimum weekly wage of $1,284.75. However, weekly wage is typically higher.

Number of Services:

  • Typically, there is a maximum of 8 services per week. Traditionally there are 60 – 70 services per season.

Housing Per Diem:

  • There is a $45.00/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.


  • One trip up to 2000 round-trip miles, 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.


  • 5.225% of wages.

The Glimmerglass Festival is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified
applicants. Qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex,
color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran
status, genetic data or any other legally protected status. Musicians with diverse backgrounds, identities and experiences are encouraged to apply.

All company members will be required to follow all COVID-19 health and safety policies and procedures, including mask wearing for the 2023 season. The Glimmerglass Festival will continue our vaccination requirements in areas where performers and staff are most at risk, including rehearsal areas, break areas, and backstage.

Updated: June 1st, 2023 


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