Auditions

Youth Auditions

The Glimmerglass Festival is auditioning youth, ages 6 to 18, for productions of The Sound of Music, Die Feen (The Fairies), and the world premiere youth opera The Jungle Book.

When:

  • Saturday, February 8, 2020            11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 9, 2020              11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where:

The Glimmerglass Festival rehearsal hall, located at 4152 Hwy 20, Warren, NY 13439.

How to Sign-Up:

Please e-mail auditions@glimmerglass.org to schedule an audition.  E-mail should include full name of youth, age, voice type, and guardian’s contact information when signing up.

How to Prepare:
Singers should prepare one age-appropriate song from American folk song, musical theater or school music repertoire.  No rock/pop music, please.  Bring a copy of your sheet music for the pianist.  A pianist will be provided for you, but you are welcome to also bring your own pianist.

Further Details:

If selected to participate, each youth receives an honorarium as well as travel reimbursement for mileage to/from rehearsals and performances. Glimmerglass is not able to provide accommodations or assistance with accommodations for the length of the rehearsal and performance periods.

In addition to performing, selected youth chorus members will be offered free voice lessons from members of the Young Artists Program. This collaboration with ArtSmart will consist of free, weekly voice lessons and training in addition to rehearsals and performances. Interested parties will be able to apply at the auditions.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Seeking youth performers of any gender/ethnicity, ages 6 – 14, for lead roles.
Rehearsals will take place June 1 through July 10. Performances will take place July 11 through August 25, 2020. Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein. The Sound of Music will be presented at the Alice Busch Opera Theater (on The Glimmerglass Festival campus). A detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided at the auditions. Performers must be available for all rehearsals and performances to be considered for roles.

DIE FEEN (The Fairies)

Seeking youth performers of any gender/ethnicity, ages 8-12, for acting roles. No singing is needed. Rehearsals will take place June 8 through July 15. Performances will take place July 16 through August 21, 2020. Richard Wagner’s rarely performed first opera. Since these are non-singing roles, there is no need to prepare a musical selection, but the panel will use this opportunity to get to know the youth performer. Die Feen will be presented at the Alice Busch Opera Theater (on The Glimmerglass Festival campus). A detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided at the auditions. Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances to be considered for roles.

THE JUNGLE BOOK | Sankaram/Rourke (WORLD PREMIERE)

Seeking youth performers of any gender/ethnicity and 8-18, for lead and chorus singing roles.

Rehearsals will take place mid-June through August 2. Performances will take place August 3 through August 18, 2020.  A brand new children’s opera with music by Kamala Sankaram and libretto by Kelley Rourke, The Jungle Book will feature The Glimmerglass Festival Youth Chorus and members of the Young Artists Program. The Jungle Book will be presented at the Cooperstown High School Theater. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided at the auditions. Performers must be available for all rehearsals and performances to be considered for roles.

Questions?

Please e-mail auditions@glimmerglass.org with questions or to schedule an audition. E-mail should include full name of youth, age, voice type, and guardian’s contact information when signing up.

 

 

 

 

The Glimmerglass Festival is auditioning local adults, ages 40 and up, for the production of:

THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Rodgers/Hammerstein)

Seeking adult performers of any gender/ethnicity, ages 40 and older, for acting roles. No singing required.

Rehearsals will take place June 1 through July 10. Performances will take place July 11 through August 25, 2020. The Sound of Music will be presented at the Alice Busch Opera Theater (on The Glimmerglass Festival campus). A detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided at the auditions. Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances to be considered for roles.

Auditions to take place:

Saturday, February 8, 2020          11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 9, 2020             11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

At the Glimmerglass Festival rehearsal hall, located at 4152 Hwy 20, Warren, NY 13439

Actors will be asked to read sides from The Sound of Music. No preparation is needed.

If selected to participate, each adult receives an honorarium as well as travel reimbursement for mileage to/from rehearsals and performances. Glimmerglass is not able to provide accommodations or assistance with accommodations for the length of the rehearsal and performance periods.

Those interested in auditioning should contact auditions@glimmerglass.org to schedule an audition.  E-mail should include full name of adult, age, resume/headshot, and contact information when signing up.

The Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra

Principal Timpani Audition Information

Position – Principal Timpani (tenure-track position), beginning the 2020 season
Audition Dates – Monday, January 13th, 2020 through Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
Audition Location – Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043
Application Deadline – All applications must be received by Glimmerglass no later than December 9th, 2019 by 11:59pm EST. 

Resumes – One page only – attached by e-mail to: orchauditions@glimmerglass.org
or by regular mail to: 

Timpani Audition

The Glimmerglass Festival

P.O. Box 191 

Cooperstown, NY 13326

All auditions are by invitation only.

Candidates must use the provided timpani. Specific information about the make and model will be forthcoming.

Audition Repertoire

  1. Bartok, B.: Concerto for Orchestra; 4th Mvmt./ m. 42
  2. Beethoven, L: Symphony No. 9; 1st Mvmt, m. 513 to end
  3. Brahms, J.: Symphony No. 1; 4th Mvmt, m. 375 – end
  4. Mahler, G.: Symphony No. 5; 1st Mvmt, 6 m. before #15
  5. Martin, F.: Concerto for 7 Winds, Timpani, Percussion; Mvmt. III; #18-#27+7
  6. Mozart, W.A.. Die Zauberflöte; Overture
  7. Puccini, G:. Manon Lescaut; Act III. 1 m. before #28 – end
  8. Rossini, G.: Guillaume Tell; Act III, #363 to end
  9. Strauss, R.: Burleske for Piano and Orchestra
  10. Stravinsky, I.: Le sacre du Printemps; Part 2, Danse sacrale, #189
  11. Tchaikovsky, P.I.: Symphony No. 4; 1st Mvmt, m. 331 – 363
  12. Verdi, G.: Il Trovatore; Anvil Chorus
  13. Wagner, R.: Götterdämmerung; Act III, scene 2

Principal Timpani Audition Repertoire 2019 Excerpts

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

Principal Timpani Position Information

Compensation – All amounts listed below are for the 2020 season.
Wages – $200.58/service – guaranteed minimum weekly wage of $1103.19, 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 the middle of June through late August (8-10 weeks).

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