Orchestra Auditions

Michigan Opera Theatre

Announces Auditions for the following positions:

Concertmaster

FEBRUARY 12, 2015

 

Second Bassoon

APRIL 17, 2015

 

Principal Trombone

MAY 15, 2015

 

Employment to begin Fall 2015

The M.O.T. orchestra averages 45 services per season
Additional services possible
$145.56/rehearsal, $157.68/dress, $193.47/performance
Principal 20%, Doubling12.5%, AFM pension fund 10.9%
Concertmaster salary negotiable

Please send a one-page resume to orchestra.auditions@motopera.org

Resume deadlines
Principal Trombone: April 13, 2015
Concertmaster: January 12, 2015
Second Bassoon: March 16, 2015

Michigan Opera Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Concert Master

Michigan Opera Theatre seeks highly qualified individuals for the position of Concertmaster beginning Fall 2015:

Auditions will start at 10am according to the following schedule:

February 12, 2015: Concertmaster

Concertmaster pay and benefits are negotiable and commensurate with qualifications.

The M.O.T. orchestra performs four operas and one ballet each season, with an average of 10 services per production. Season pay rate as of September 2014: $145.56/rehearsal, $157.68/dress rehearsal, and $193.47/performance, Principal 20%, Doubling 12.5%. AFM pension fund 10.9%.

2015-2016 Season services
October 6 - November 30, 2015
April 5-May 22, 2016

MOT orchestra members are occasionally utilized for other presentations at the Detroit Opera House. Detroit Opera House service pay rate as of September 2014:  $115.91/rehearsal, $179.65/performance.

Finalists may be invited to play one or more opera productions during the 2015-16 Season to complete the audition process.

Auditions will be by invitation only. To apply:

Send a one-page resume, no later than Monday, January 12, 2015, to orchestra.auditions@motopera.org.

Audition invitations will be issued on or before January 12, 2015.

Audition Repertoire List:
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Audition Music:
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The Michigan Opera Theatre audition committee reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions.

Musicians of the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra are members of the A F of M, Local 5.

Michigan Opera Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.

Second Bassoon

Michigan Opera Theatre seeks highly qualified individuals for the position of Second Bassoon beginning Fall 2015

Auditions will start at 10am according to the following schedule:

April 17, 2015: Second Bassoon

The M.O.T. orchestra performs four operas and one ballet each season, with an average of 10 services per production. Season pay rate as of September 2014: $145.56/rehearsal, $157.68/dress rehearsal, and $193.47/performance, Principal 20%, Doubling 12.5%. AFM pension fund 10.9%.

2015-2016 Season services
October 6 - November 30, 2015
April 5-May 22, 2016


MOT orchestra members are occasionally utilized for other presentations at the Detroit Opera House.. Detroit Opera House service pay rate as of September 2014:  $115.91/rehearsal, $179.65/performance.

Auditions will be by invitation only. To apply:

Send a one-page resume, no later than Monday, March 16, 2015, to orchestra.auditions@motopera.org.

Audition invitations will be issued on or before March 16, 2015.

Audition Repertoire List:
Download PDF

Audition Music:
Download PDF

The Michigan Opera Theatre audition committee reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions.

Musicians of the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra are members of the A F of M, Local 5.

Michigan Opera Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.

Principal Trombone

Michigan Opera Theatre seeks highly qualified individuals for the position of Principal Trombone beginning Fall 2015

Auditions will start at 10am according to the following schedule:

May 15, 2015: Principal Trombone

The M.O.T. orchestra performs four operas and one ballet each season, with an average of 10 services per production. Season pay rate as of September 2014: $145.56/rehearsal, $157.68/dress rehearsal, and $193.47/performance, Principal 20%, Doubling 12.5%. AFM pension fund 10.9%.

2015-2016 Season services
October 6 - November 30, 2015
April 5-May 22, 2016

MOT orchestra members are occasionally utilized for other presentations at the Detroit Opera House.. Detroit Opera House service pay rate as of September 2014:  $115.91/rehearsal, $179.65/performance.

Auditions will be by invitation only. To apply:

Send a one-page resume, no later than Monday, April 13, 2015, to orchestra.auditions@motopera.org.

Audition invitations will be issued on or before April 13, 2015.

Audition Repertoire List: to come

The Michigan Opera Theatre audition committee reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions.

Musicians of the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra are members of the A F of M, Local 5.

Michigan Opera Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.