Employment

Artistic Openings

Violin (multiple openings)

Position Details

September 6, 2018
Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra Announces Auditions For:

Violin
Assistant Concertmaster (3rd chair)
Associate Principal 2nd Violin (2nd chair)
Section Violin

If a titled position is won by a current section member, the resulting vacancy may be offered.

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Location: Greeley, Colorado
Application Deadline: November 1, 2018
To Apply: Please email a one-page performance resume to:

Becky Kutz Osterberg, GPO Personnel Manager
gpomanager@gmail.com
Please include current address, email address and phone number.
Also, please indicate your instrument in the subject line of the email message.

Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States and GPO does not pay for travel. More information about the Greeley Philharmonic can be found at www.greeleyphil.org.

Per Service Pay: Assistant Concertmaster = $84, Associate Principal 2nd = $94, Section = $84

Solo
1st Movement (exposition only, no cadenza) of Mozart Concerto 3, 4, or 5

Excerpts (All first violin parts)
1) Beethoven – Symphony No. 9
3rd mvt: mm. 99 – 114

2) Brahms – Symphony No. 4
2nd mvt: mm. 80 – 102
4th mvt: mm. 33 – 81

2) Debussy – La Mer
2nd mvt “Jeux de vagues”: Rehearsal 33 – Rehearsal 39

4) Mendelssohn – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Scherzo: mm. 17 to 99

5) Mozart – Symphony No. 39
4th mvt: beginning – mm. 78

6) Strauss – Don Juan
First Page

Orchestral Solos (for Assistant Concertmaster applicants only)

1) Brahms – Symphony No. 1
2nd mvt: Concertmaster Solos

2) Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade
All mvts: Concertmaster Solos

*all music available on IMSLP.org

Final round applicants for titled positions may be asked to perform a concert with the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the audition process.

Oboe & English Horn

Position Details

September 6, 2018
Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra Announces Auditions For:

Oboe
2nd/Associate Principal and English Horn

Date: Friday, November 30, 2018 (concluding no later than 4:30 pm)
Location: Greeley, Colorado
Application Deadline: November 1, 2018
To Apply: Please email a one-page performance resume to:

Becky Kutz Osterberg, GPO Personnel Manager
gpomanager@gmail.com
Please include current address, email address and phone number.
Also, please indicate your instrument in the subject line of the email message.

Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States and GPO does not pay for travel. More information about the Greeley Philharmonic can be found at www.greeleyphil.org.

Per Service Pay: $94

Solo
Exposition of the Mozart Oboe Concerto, 1st mvt.

Oboe 1 Excerpts
1) Beethoven – Symphony No. 3
2nd mvt: mm 8-56 and 3rd mvt: mm 80-115

2) Brahms – Violin Concerto
2nd mvt: mm3-32

3) Debussy – La Mer
2nd mvt: #17-19

4) Mussorgsky – Khovantchina Overture
Letter B to C

5)Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin
Prelude: beginning to #2 and Forlane: #1-2 and #6-7

6) Saint-Saëns – Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah
Opening solo

Oboe 2 Excerpts

1) Brahms – Haydn Variations, opening chorale (with repeats)
2) Dvořák: Symphony No. 7, 2nd mvt.: mm 1-8
3) Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, “Classical,” 2nd mvt.: 3 before I to 2 after J

English Horn Excerpts

1) Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, 2nd mvt.: opening solo
2) Respighi: Pines of Rome, 4th mvt.: 4 before #19 to #20

Possible Sight Reading

Associate Principal Horn

Position Details
September 6, 2018
Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra Announces Auditions For:

Horn
3rd Associate Principal

If the position is won by a current member, the resulting vacancy may be offered

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018 (concluding no later than 4:30 pm)
Location: Greeley, Colorado
Application Deadline: November 1, 2018
To Apply: Please email a one-page performance resume to:

Becky Kutz Osterberg, GPO Personnel Manager
gpomanager@gmail.com
Please include current address, email address and phone number.
Also, please indicate your instrument in the subject line of the email message.

Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States and GPO does not pay for travel. More information about the Greeley Philharmonic can be found at www.greeleyphil.org.

Per Service Pay: $94
Solo
Mozart Concerto No. 2 or Strauss Concerto No. 1 (first movements, candidate’s choice)

Excerpts (all Horn 3 parts)
1) Berlioz – Romeo & Juliet (Part II, No. 3 Scherzo “La Reine Mab”) 3rd bar of reh. 59 through 15th bar of reh. 59

2) Brahms Academic Festival Overture, 12 bars before letter G through letter G.

3) Brahms Piano Concerto No.1, Mvmt I: mm. 199-215.

4) Brahms Symphony No.4, Mvmt I: sixth bar after letter B (m.50) through letter C (m.57) AND from bar 73, playing through bar 79 (eight measures before letter D). AND Mvmt 2: the first 5 bars.

5) Dvorak Symphony No.9 “From the New World,” Mvmt I: bar 16 through the first four bars of the Allegro molto AND starting six before rehearsal 1 through two before 2. AND Mvmt III Scherzo: start six before rehearsal 3, play through the down beat of the ninth measure after 3.

6) Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso, Op.66, 13th bar after letter P through second bar before letter Q

7) Mendelssohn Symphony No.3 “Scottish” Mvmt II: From the sixteenth bar after A, through letter B AND four bars before letter F, through three bars before G. AND Mvmt III: the solo beginning in the sixth bar after letter D going through four before letter E.

8) Shostakovich Symphony No.5, Mvmt I: 3rd bar of reh. 17 through reh. 21 (low passage) AND two bars before reh. 36 through four bars before reh. 39 (loud tutti). AND Mvmt II: reh. 72 through the third bar after 73.

9) R Strauss “Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche” 13 bars before reh. 29 through the second bar of reh. 30

10) Wagner Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from “Götterdammerung” from the Allegro 3/4 twenty-six bars after reh. 30, through the downbeat of rehearsal 31.

11) CM von Weber Overture to “Die Freischütze” 10th bar of the piece where horn 3 enters (16 bars long)

All excerpts found in “The Orchestral Audition Repertoire for Horn: Comprehensive and Unabridged” by Thompson, or on IMSLP

Music Director/Conductor

Reports to: Executive Director, Board of Directors
Status: Part-Time, Contract

Position Details

Date: August 20, 2018

Summary

The Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra Association, Inc. (GPOA) is seeking a Music Director/Conductor for the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, a Group VIII orchestra. The MD reports directly to the Executive Director and participates in the development of the GPO’s artistic potential and its image in the community. Responsibilities of the MD include but are not limited to:

 Responsibility for artistic production
 Developing youth/outreach programming
 Working with the Program Committee to prepare concert season repertoire, programming, and special events
 Participation and leadership in board meetings, planning, community development, and fundraising
 Adhering to the annual budget as established by the Board
 Promoting, building, and sustaining the GPO’s visibility in the community
 Participation in the audition process in conformance with the GPOA Master Agreement
 Working closely with the Executive Director, Board, and staff

Candidate Profile

The GPOA is seeking a candidate with the following qualifications:

 Remarkable musicianship and conducting skills
 Relevant conducting experience with professional musicians
 Knowledge of a broad range of repertoire
 Strong interpersonal leadership and communication skills
 Vision, passion, and proven ability to make symphonic music relevant and exciting for existing and new audiences
 Previous or current Music Director/Conductorship or comparable experience preferred

Required Skills

 Bachelor’s Degree in Music or equivalent experience is required; preference will be given to candidates having a graduate degree in conducting and/or significant additional study in conducting
 A proven ability to provide a performance experience of the highest caliber
 A thorough knowledge of the orchestral repertoire, styles, and genres to include symphonic masterworks, new music, opera, musical theater, pops, and chamber orchestra
 Ability to inspire and communicate musically and verbally with audiences and musicians of all ages, both on and off the stage
 Basic knowledge of a nonprofit 501(c)(3), with an understanding of the roles of the Board, the Executive Director, the musicians, and the volunteers, and an ability and willingness to collaborate with the staff and Board as part of the management team

Applications

All applications must be sent electronically as PDF files to: search@greeleyphil.org.

Application must include a personal letter stating interest and a complete résumé including at least three professional references. No phone inquiries, please.

Candidate Submission Requests

Applicants may be requested to submit the following at a point to be determined in the search process:

 A season of recent programs with an orchestra where the Music Director/Conductor position was held
 Previous programming documents (season concert programs, media articles, etc.) that illustrate experience in developing imaginative programming with diverse repertoire that has significance to the orchestra, the occasion, and the community
 Programming ideas for this organization
 Evidence of successful fundraising strategies and details, including personal involvement and/or responsibilities
 Video footage of rehearsals and/or performances
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018

The Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra Association is an equal opportunity employer.

Administrative Openings

There are currently no administrative openings.

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