The Sonoma County Philharmonic is a volunteer community orchestra and welcomes new musicians year-round if vacancies are available. SoCo Phil performs a wide range of challenging and enjoyable music in a friendly and warm environment. We are an open and friendly organization with members from all backgrounds. We celebrate diversity, and embrace each members cultural, social, and personal qualities!
Please email email@example.com to schedule an audition time, for more information and/or to schedule an audition. Upcoming Audition Dates: Sunday, October 24th, 2021
Current Openings (as of 09/26/2021):
Principal French Horn
Strings (section violin, viola, cello, bass)
All sub positions
FOR AUDITIONS, PLEASE PREPARE:
2 contrasting selections: a lyrical piece that demonstrates good musical style and a piece that showcases technical ability.
You will also be asked to sight-read a piece of orchestral literature and any required orchestral excerpts.
If applicable, please be prepared to play a selection for any auxiliary instrument that you can play.
Percussionists should prepare a short excerpt for snare drum and a short excerpt for mallets.
Auditions last between 7 and 10 minutes. Each of the two selections should be at least three minutes long and they may be a complete movement of a concerto, sonata or etude from which the audition proctors may choose a selection.
REASONS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER JOINING SONOMA COUNTY PHILHARMONIC:
You are an accomplished amateur.
You are a professional looking to build your repertoire.
You are a music educator who misses the orchestra environment.
You are an advanced student looking for additional experience.
You are a retired professional who just can’t quit.
You want to make music in an environment which is challenging, yet positive and with friendly colleagues.
AUDITIONS ARE HELD THROUGHOUT THE YEAR: Auditions are typically scheduled before or after Sunday afternoon rehearsals. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Rehearsals are held in the Jackson Theater of the Sonoma Country Day School, located at 4400 Day School Place, in Santa Rosa, unless otherwise noted. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings, from 7:00pm to 9:45 pm and Sunday afternoons, from 1:00pm to 3:45pm. Dress rehearsals (mandatory for all playing that performance) are held on location the Friday before each concert, from 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm. Most performances are held on Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm.