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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 Artist (Adams E3)
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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 Artist (Adams E3)
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    Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

    I am curious if Ellis Wean is retiring, taking a year leave or what?
    Anyone know?
    Jim Williams N9EJR (love 10 meters)
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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!
    Jim Williams N9EJR (love 10 meters)
    Yamaha 642-II Neo, Wedge 103E, SM3.5
    Yamaha 321, Yamaha 621 Baritone
    Conn 50H trombone
    Blue P-bone
    www.soundcloud.com/jweuph

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