2021-22 Orchestral Auditions

About

The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle (COT) is a per-service orchestra and does not guarantee any amount of services. The COT’s 2021-22 Season consists of six (6) orchestral concerts and one ballet. Season contracts are offered on a year to year basis, and auditions are held prior to every season for available contracted positions, and substitute positions for every instrument. Together with audition results, preference is given to those musicians who can commit to all rehearsals and performances throughout the season.

 

Rate of Compensation

The COT's rate of compensation is $125 per service, with each orchestral program consisting of five (5) services. Travel is compensated for those musicians traveling more than 30 miles away at a rate of .$40 per mile.

 

Auditions

Auditions will be held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Durham, NC on Saturday, August 28, 2021. Audition requirements, materials, and excerpts can be downloaded at thecot.org. For further information please contact Personnel Manager, Erin Munnelly-Denning at personnel@thecot.org.

 

Application

All applications must be filled out online by clicking here. Applications are due no later than Monday, August 23, 2021.

 

Available Contracted Positions

 

Section Violin (multiple contracted positions available)

Solo Repertoire: 

Movement of Solo Bach 

or 

Exposition of First Movement from Mozart Concerto’s No.3,4, or 5 (applicants choice)

Orchestral Excerpts: 

Brahms | Symphony No.2 - Mvt.1 (mm.101-155)

Mendelssohn | Midsummer Night’s Dream - Scherzo (Beginning through seven (7) measures after Rehearsal D)

 

2nd Oboe

Solo Repertoire:

First movement from baroque oboe concerto (applicants choice)

Orchestral Excerpts:

Brahms | Variations on a Theme by Haydn - Theme (prepare both Oboe 1 and 2)

Ravel | Le tombeau de Couperin - Mvt. 1 (Beginning to Rehearsal 2)

 


Substitute Positions

 

Violin

Solo Repertoire: 

Movement of Solo Bach 

or 

Exposition of First Movement from Mozart Concerto’s No.3,4, or 5 (applicants choice)

Orchestral Excerpts: 

Brahms | Symphony No.2 - Mvt.1 (mm.101-155)

Mendelssohn | Midsummer Night’s Dream - Scherzo (Beginning through seven (7) measures after Rehearsal D)

Viola

Solo Repertoire: 

Movement of Solo Bach 

or 

First Movement from concerto by Stamitz, Telemann, or Hoffmeister (applicants choice)

Orchestral Excerpts: 

Brahms | Symphony No.2 - Mvt.1 (Beginning to Rehearsal B)

Mendelssohn | Midsummer Night’s Dream - Scherzo (mm.17 to Rehearsal D)

Cello

Solo Repertoire: 

Movement of Solo Bach 

or 

Exposition of First Movement from Haydn Concertos in C or D (applicants choice)

Orchestral Excerpts: 

Brahms | Symphony No.2 - Mvt.2 (mm.1-15)

Mendelssohn | Midsummer Night’s Dream - Scherzo (Rehearsal N to Rehearsal O)

Bass

Solo Repertoire: 

Movement of Solo Bach 

Orchestral Excerpts: 

Brahms | Symphony No.2 - Mvt.1 (mm.212-225)

Mendelssohn | Symphony No.4 “Italian” - Mvt.1 (mm.41-90)

Flute

Solo Repertoire: 

Exposition of First Movement from Mozart Concertos 1 or 2 (applicants choice)

Orchestral Excerpts: 

Brahms | Symphony No.4 - Mvt.4 (mm.89-105)

Mendelssohn | Symphony No.4 - Mvt.4 (Beginning to mm.34)

 

Oboe

Solo Repertoire:

First movement from baroque oboe concerto (applicants choice)

Orchestral Excerpts:

Brahms | Variations on a Theme by Haydn - Theme (prepare both Oboe 1 and 2)

Ravel | Le tombeau de Couperin - Mvt. 1 (Beginning to Rehearsal 2)

 

Clarinet

Solo Repertoire: 

Exposition of First Movement from Mozart Concerto in A

Orchestral Excerpts: 

Kodaly | Dances of Galanta - (mm.31-65)

Mendelssohn | Midsummer Night’s Dream - Scherzo (Beginning to Rehearsal B)

 

Bassoon

Solo Repertoire: 

Exposition of First Movement from Mozart Concerto in B-flat

Orchestral Excerpts:

Brahms | Symphony No.3 - Mvt.1 (mm.149-178)

Mendelssohn | Midsummer Night’s Dream - Scherzo (mm.1-26)

 

Horn

Solo Repertoire: 

Exposition of First Movement from a Mozart Horn Concerto

Orchestral Excerpts:

Beethoven | Symphony No.3 (Horn 2) - Mvt.3 (mm.171-205)

Mendelssohn | Midsummer Night’s Dream - Nocturne (mm.1-34)

 

Trumpet

Solo Repertoire: 

First Movement from concerto by Haydn, Mozart, or Hummel (applicants choice)

Orchestral Excerpts:

Brahms | Symphony No.2 (Trumpet 1) - Mvt.1 (mm.282-298)

Schumann | Symphony No.2 (Trumpet 2) - Mvt.1 (Beginning to mm.13)

 

Trombone

Orchestral Excerpts

Brahms | Symphony No.1 (All) - Mvt.4 (Rehearsal C to 14mm. after Rehearsal C)

Mozart | Requiem (Tenor) - Tuba Mirum (Beginning to Rehearsal B)

Rossini | William Tell (All) - Overture (Rehearsal C to 8mm. after Rehearsal D)

Verdi | Nabucco (All) - Overture (mm.1-16)