Principal Second Violin and Section Violin Audition (2 positions) – ECO, Permanent – National – starting Winter 2020


National audition for Principal Second Violin and Section Violin will be held at the Capitol Theatre, Windsor, on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. 


Lots will be drawn at 9:00am.  Audition will begin at 10:00am. Candidates who are not present for the drawing of lots may be refused an audition. 


WSO Season: 33 weeks, September to May, comprised of Masterworks, Chamber Orchestra, Education, Pops, and small ensemble services. 


Remuneration for 2019-2020 is as follows:


Principal Second Violin: minimum 182 services guaranteed at $146.13 per service plus 7.0% pension


Section Violin: minimum 182 services guaranteed at $116.90 per service plus 7.0% pension


The musicians of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra are Canadian members of the American Federation of Musicians, and all musicians contracted by the Windsor Symphony Orchestra must become members of Local 566. This audition is National; all applicants must be Canadian Citizens or have Permanent Resident Status and be eligible to work in Canada.  Please note that the successful candidate for Principal Second Violin will not be eligible for travel compensation and hotel accommodations when engaged for services with the WSO.  In the event that a musician from the WSO violin section wins one of the positions, the WSO may offer the resulting vacant position to the runner-up.   


Applicants, please reply with a one-page resume and $25.00 refundable deposit by September 10, 2019.


All applications must be sent to:


Faith Scholfield, Director of Operations & Artistic Administration
and Corey Fitzpatrick, Personnel Manager


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Late submissions may not be granted an audition.  No phone calls, please.


Posting Date July 2, 2019