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    Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

    VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
    Bramwell Tovey, Music Director
    announces the following vacancy for the 2011/2012 season

    PRINCIPAL TUBA
    (one year position September 2011 – June 2012)


    National Auditions will be held Wednesday March 30, 2011, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

    Current wages and conditions for this position:

    Weeks: 38 weeks (includes 3 vacation weeks)
    Salary: $53,247.50
    Benefits: life and disability insurance, dental plan, AFM/EPW pension - 10%

    The musicians of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra are Canadian members of the American Federation of Musicians.


    PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ANY NON-REFUNDABLE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS UNTIL YOU ARE A CONFIRMED CANDIDATE.


    Interested applicants should send a resume including a telephone number no later than March 1, 2011 to:

    Lawrence Blackman
    Personnel Manager
    Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
    601 Smithe Street
    Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5G1
    Fax applications accepted: (604)684-9264
    E-mail applications preferred: audition@vancouversymphony.ca
    (please put “tuba audition” in the subject line)


    Orchestral Excerpts

    Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (Tuba 1, Mvmts 4 & 5)
    Berlioz: Hungarian March
    Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 (Mvmt 4)
    Gershwin: An American in Paris
    Holst: The Planets (Jupiter)
    Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Overture)
    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 (Mvmt 1)
    Respighi: Fontana di Roma (Fontana di Trevi)
    Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 99 (Mvmt 3)
    Tchaikovsky: Petrouchka (Peasant with Bear)
    Wagner: Die Meistersinger (Overture)
    Wagner: Die Walkure (Ride of the Valkyries)
    Wagner: Lohengrin (Prelude to Act 3)


    Section Playing

    Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
    Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (Mvmt 4)
    Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Mvmt 5)
    Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Great Gate of Kiev)
    Shostakovich: Festive Overture
    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (Mvmt 4)
    Verdi: La Forze del Destino (Overture)

    There will be no piano accompaniment.
    Sight Reading May Be Required.

    FOLLOW UP:

    Excerpts to the second round were:

    Midsummer Night's Dream
    Petrouchka
    Symphonie Fantastique
    Bruckner 7
    Fountains of Rome

    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
    Twitter: davewerden
    Facebook: davewerden
    YouTube: dwerden
    Owner of TubaEuph.com, DWerden.com

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    Dave,

    I don't know if you looked carefully at the date, but the audition was held on march 30th. Peder Maclellan was offered the position.

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    Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

    Originally posted by: pmeuph Dave, I don't know if you looked carefully at the date, but the audition was held on march 30th. Peder Maclellan was offered the position.
    Thanks for raising the issue, but I wanted to post the notice anyway. I have always considered this section to serve two purposes. 1) To announce an upcoming audition, and 2) to be a repository for the repertoire required at auditions.

    It seems I've heard a lot of questions inquiring about the type of music that is generally asked for. The problem with announcements posted online is that they disappear after a while.

    And thanks for announcing the winner. I hadn't gotten that word.

    (So don't anyone send in an application in this case!)

    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
    Twitter: davewerden
    Facebook: davewerden
    YouTube: dwerden
    Owner of TubaEuph.com, DWerden.com

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    Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

    I am curious if Ellis Wean is retiring, taking a year leave or what?
    Anyone know?
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    I don't know for sure about Ellis, but I think he is retiring. He has been working as a professional tubist for 40 years!

    http://www.vancouversymphony.c...o.php?musiciancode=86


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    Thanks, P-M...
    I remember hearing about Ellis Wean in the late 60s when I was in High School. He was an enfant terrible at that time. Forty years is a long time to play in orchestras!
    Yamaha 642-II Neo, Wedge 103A/Wick 4AL
    Yamaha 321, Yamaha 621 Baritone
    Conn 50H trombone
    Blue P-bone
    www.soundcloud.com/jweuph

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