Omaha Symphony

Auditions

Current upcoming orchestra auditions: (3)


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(1) Principal Percussion

Core, one-year leave replacement, possibly permanent.

Application Deadline: March 26, 2018
Audition Date(s): May 29 & 30, 2018

To apply:

1. Email auditions@omahasymphony.org with a one-page résumé, including a mailing address by Monday, March 26, 2018.

2. Depending on the level of interest, we may screen résumés after the March 26th résumé deadline. Following the screening, all applicants will be notified about their invitation to attend this audition by email.

3. Rental Excerpts will be mailed to invited candidates. Candidates are responsible for acquiring materials in the public domain.

Click to download an information packet, including compensation, benefits, and more. 

Click to download a repertoire list.

 

(2) Section, Per Service - Trumpet

Application Deadline: May 7, 2018
Audition Date: May 31, 2018

To secure an audition time:

1. Email auditions@omahasymphony.org with a one-page résumé, including a mailing address.

2. Send a $50 deposit made out to OSA Auditions. Mail your deposit to: OSA Auditions, Omaha Symphony, 1905 Harney Street, Suite 400, Omaha, NE 68102-2318 postmarked no later than Monday, May 7, 2018.

3. Rental Excerpts will be mailed to candidates on or after May 7th upon receipt of deposit. Candidates are responsible for acquiring materials in the public domain.

Click to download an information packet, including compensation, benefits, and more.

Click to download a repertoire packet.

 

(3) Section Core Violin

Core, one-year leave replacement, possibly permanent.

Application Deadline: May 7, 2018
Audition Date: June 7, 2018

To secure an audition time:

1. Email auditions@omahasymphony.org with a one-page résumé, including a mailing address.

2. Send a $50 deposit made out to OSA Auditions. Mail your deposit to: OSA Auditions, Omaha Symphony, 1905 Harney Street, Suite 400, Omaha, NE 68102-2318 postmarked no later than Monday, May 7, 2018.

3. Rental Excerpts will be mailed to candidates on or after May 7th upon receipt of deposit. Candidates are responsible for acquiring materials in the public domain.

Click to download an information packet, including compensation, benefits, and more.

Click to download a repertoire packet.

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About the Omaha Symphony

The culture of the Omaha Symphony is one of grace, inclusiveness, and excellence, as evoked in music director Thomas Wilkins’s greeting to the audience at the start of the 2013/14 concert season: “I like to think of this as a place where love, curiosity and community meet at an intersection called Great Life-Altering Music. We are delighted that you are part of this community. This is indeed your home.” 

Thomas Wilkins has served as music director of the Omaha Symphony since 2005. He is principal conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and holds the Germeshausen Family and Youth Concert Conductor chair with the Boston Symphony. Past positions have included resident conductor of the Detroit Symphony and the Florida Orchestra (Tampa Bay), and associate conductor of the Richmond (Va.) Symphony. Devoted to promoting a life-long enthusiasm for music, Thomas Wilkins brings energy and commitment to audiences of all ages. He resides with his wife Sheri-Lee in Omaha and they are the proud parents of twin daughters, Erica and Nicole. 

A ROPA orchestra comprised of 70 contracted musicians (41 full-time and 29 part-time), the Omaha Symphony’s 38-week concert season includes six concert series: MasterWorks, Pops, Symphony Rocks, Movie Music, Symphony Joslyn (chamber orchestra), and Family; and numerous Education and Community Engagement initiatives which draw upon the talents of orchestra members and touch the lives of nearly 30,000 schoolchildren each year.

About Omaha 

Simply put, Omaha is affordable. According to Sperling’s bestplaces.net, the cost of living in Omaha is over 10% less than the national average.

Omaha is more than a flyover city.   Recently, it’s been rated:

#1        Best City with the Biggest Bang for Your Buck (The Fiscal Times)
#1        Most Recession Proof City (Brookings Institute)
#2        America's 10 Best Cities for Professional Women (Motovo Blog)
#2        Best City for Recent Grads (The Daily Beast)
#2        The Nine Best Up-and-Coming Cities for Music (MTV Iggy)
#3        Best City to Live, Work and Play (Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine)
#4        Top 50 Military Friendly Cities, (G.I. Jobs)
#5        Best City for Young Professionals (Forbes)
#5        Top 10 Cities with Best Music Scenes Outside Nashville, NYC and LA (Livability)
#7        Best Cities for Job Seekers (NerdWallet.com)
#9        Top 10 Cities for College Graduates (MSN)
#9        The 10 Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs (NerdWallet.com)
#13      Best 35 U.S. Cities for People 35 and Under (Vocativ.com)
 -          One of the 20 Awesome Cities You Need to Visit in Your 20s (Huffington Post)
 -          One of the 10 Best Cities for Millennials Right Now (The Atlantic Wire)
 -          One of the Six Cities Where Startups are Thriving (Money)

Its unique blend of Fortune 500 companies, visionary nonprofits, award-winning arts and culture, and innovative start-ups attracts a range of world-class talent – from entrepreneurs to artists – and there is no shortage of things to do! Music lovers enjoy the Saddle Creek indie scene, arena shows at the CenturyLink Center, orchestra concerts at the world famous Holland Performing Arts Center, and Broadway shows at the Orpheum theater. Art lovers can take in a film at internationally recognized art house Film Streams, visit the Joslyn Art Museum’s world-class collection and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and visit independent galleries. Outdoor activities abound, including hiking the nearby hills of Iowa, strolling the more than 100 acres at the Lauritzen Gardens, and walking, running and biking on paved waterfront trails. Sports fans will enjoy the NCAA College World Series (CWS), United States Olympic Swimming Trials, the River City Rodeo, and Kansas City Royals AAA affiliate team, the Omaha Storm Chasers.

Ticket Office

1200 Douglas Street
Omaha, NE 68102
402.345.0606
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Administrative Offices

1905 Harney Street, Suite 400
Omaha, NE 68102-2318
402.342.3836
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