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The Cape Symphony & Conservatory employs approximately 75 musicians, more than 60 educators and artists and a team of professionals to help create, administer and support its vibrant concert season, arts programs at two campuses and educational programs throughout the Cape & Islands community. 






Current Job Opportunities

OPERATIONS AND PERSONNEL MANAGER

PRINCIPAL BASSOON 

SECTION BASSOON

CURRENT AUDITIONS

 

PRINCIPAL BASSOON

Deadline for video and resume submission:  Aug 12, 2016
Final live Audition:  TBA

The Cape Symphony is seeking musicians who can play at a very high level of technical mastery and musical imagination, and posses entrepreneurial vision as their role as a catalyst to help evolve classical music.  The cape Symphony is one of the fastest growing and larger budgeted orchestras in the region.

The Cape Symphon is a per-service orchestra.  2016 rates for principal players are $117.50 per rehearsal and $160 per concert.  There is a $25 travel stipend per day for those traveling more than 70 miles away.  It is required that principals participate in all subscription series concerts.  For the subscription series, there are 5 Classical concerts with 4 rehearsals and 2 concerts each and 3 Pops concerts with 1 - 2 rehearsals and 3 - 6 concerts each.  There are 2 educational programs a year and several other special events throughout the year, including summer programs and a New Year's Day concert.  Individual assignments are made according to the needs of each program.  Qualified candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.  Audition finalists may be asked to perform with the orchestra in a trial period.

To apply, please email a video link (YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, etc.) and a one-page resume to operations@capesymphony.org.  Please make sure the video is shot in one, unedited take, and is not marked private.  Quality of video doesn't have to be high resolution, and can be shot on a smart phone or such digital device.

Further information can be obtained by contacting operations@capesymphony.org.

Round #1:  Video Submission
Please upload a continuous, unedited (one single camera shot) video containg the following:
State your name
2-3 minute excerpt from a 1st movement of a major concerto

MOZART Marriage of Figaro Overture
Beginning - m. 24 and measures 156-17

STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel
Rehearsal number 31-35, and tutti passage 12 after rehearsal 36

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade
2nd mvt. measure 5 to Letter A

STRAVINSKY Rite of Spring
Beginning to 3 after Rehearsal 3

RAVEL Bolero
Traditional Solo Excerpt

Round #2 Audition Repertoire
If candidates are selected for a live audition, they will be asked to prepare the following repertoire, in addition to repertoire from Round #1:

STRAUSS Death and Transfiguration, Letter F to 9 after L

TCHAIKOVSKY Sym. #4
2nd mvt. measure 274 to the end

 

 

OPERATIONS AND PERSONNEL MANAGER

 

Date:                            June 6, 2016

 

Position / Fee: Full time / salary commensurate with experience
Reports to: Primary:  Director of Artistic Operations and Artistic Director and Conductor
Secondary:  COO

Summary: Execute all production details for concerts and events. 
Administer Cape Symphony musician personnel requirements.
Oversee Librarian and Stage Manager

Requirements:

  • 1-3 years working for a performing arts organization
  • Ability to read music
  • Knowledge of classical music repertoire a plus
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Meet deadlines
  • Computer skills
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Work well under pressure and with multiple deadlines
  • Highly organized
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Occasional heavy lifting  

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Operations

  • Coordinate annual concert season schedule with venues, in consultation with the Director of Artistic Operations and Artistic Director.
  • Execute the Artistic Director’s vision for concert performances, including special lighting, video, etc.
  • Attend all concerts and rehearsals.
  • Ensure that rehearsals and concerts are properly staffed (back of house) in conjunction with Stage Manager. 
  • Coordinate rehearsal orders with Artistic Director and all stage changes with Stage Manager for efficient flow of rehearsals and concerts.
  • Assure compliance with artists’ contracts and technical riders in conjunction with Stage Manager.
  • Coordinate arrangements with guest artists including accommodations and travel. 
  • Ensure guest artist’s special requirements are met.
  • Provide concert detail documentation to Marketing and assist Marketing as needed to complete all program publications.
  • Prepare Concert Operations budget annually, including Symphony Presents budgets in conjunction with Director of Artistic Operations and the COO.

Personnel

  • Prepare and distribute musician newsletters and communications – including season calendar, repertoire list, and weekly rehearsal schedules.
  • Create and maintain list of active and approved substitutes. Use this list to track and record substitute history and notate comments/recommendations from Artistic Director, principals and section players.
  • Engage all substitute or extra players, subject to approval of Artistic Director and Director of Artistic Operations
  • Prepare and send Engagement Notice and Guidelines when substitute musician is engaged.
  • Provide Director of Artistic Operations and Stage Manager completed and/or updated personnel lists in advance of each rehearsal and concert.
  • Administer system of rotation for string players.
  • For rehearsals and concerts arrive 1 hour early.
  • Take attendance at all Cape Symphony services.
  • Make any announcements to the musicians one minute prior to the beginning of rehearsals.
  • Start and end rehearsals and breaks on time.
  • During all services, remain accessible to musicians, stage manager and Artistic Director.
  • Remain in performance venue until musicians have departed.
  • Prepare and submit payroll information after each concert cycle. 
  • Obtain Artistic Director approval for any requests for absence.  
  • Maintain file/spreadsheet of musician absences and requests for absence. 
  • Notify Artistic Director of any last minute absences.
  • Coordinate all details relating to auditions: schedule and post audition announcements, organize, attend, and proctor all auditions.

How to Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to: Carlotta Surette, csurette@capesymphony.org. NO PHONE INQUIRIES.

Apply by:   6/27/2016 

 

SECTION BASSOON

Deadline for video and resume submission: Aug 19th, 2016
Final live audition: TBA
 
The Cape Symphony is seeking musicians who can play at a very high level of technical mastery and musical imagination, and possess entrepreneurial vision as their role as a catalyst to help evolve classical music. The Cape Symphony is one of the fastest growing and larger budgeted orchestras in the region.
 
The Cape Symphony is a per-service orchestra. 2016 rates for section players are $84 per rehearsal and $120.50 per concert. There is a $25 travel stipend per day for those traveling more than 70 miles away. It is expected that section players participate in as many subscription series concerts as possible. For the subscription series, there are 5 classical concerts with 4 rehearsals and 2 concerts each, and 3 pops concerts with 1 -2 rehearsals and 3-6 concerts each. There are 2 educational programs a year, and several other special events throughout the year, including summer programs and a New Years Day concert. Individual assignments are made according to the needs of each program. Qualified candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. Audition finalists may be asked to perform with the orchestra in a trial period. 
 
To apply, please email a video link (YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, etc.) and a one-page resume to operations@capesymphony.org. Please make sure the video is shot in one unedited take, and is not marked private.  Quality of video doesn’t have to be high resolution, and can be shot on a phone or such digital device.
 
Further information can be obtained by contacting operations@capesymphony.org.
 
Round #1: Video Submission
Please upload a continuous, unedited (one single camera shot) video containing the following:
State your name
2-3 minute excerpt from a 1st movement of a major concerto
 
MOZART Marriage of Figaro Overture
Beginning - m. 24 and measures 156-17
 
STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel
Rehearsal number 31-35, and tutti passage 12 after rehearsal 36
 
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade
2nd mvt. measure 5 to Letter A
 
STRAVINSKY Rite of Spring
Beginning to 3 after Rehearsal 3
 
RAVEL Bolero
Traditional Solo Excerpt
 
Round #2 Audition Repertoire
If candidates are selected for a live audition, they will be asked to prepare the following repertoire, in addition tor repertoire from Round 1:
 
STRAUSS  Death and Transfiguration, Letter F to 9 after L
 
TCHAIKOVSKY Sym. #4

 

2nd mvt. measure 274 to the end

 
 CURRENT AUDITIONS

 
 

CAPE SYMPHONY
SUPPLEMENTAL MUSICIANS

There are no other auditions occurring at this time, but please check back regularly for new opportunities. The Cape Symphony is a per-service orchestra.If you wish to be considered as a supplemental musician:

Send One-Page Resume and YouTube Link To Audition Video To:
operations@capesymphony.org

SUPPLEMENTAL MUSICIAN REPERTOIRE

 

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