Associate Principal Cello

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Associate Principal Cello

Monday, May 20, 2019

Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 7th Floor

430 S Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

Founded in April 1921, Orchestra Iowa is one of the oldest symphony orchestras in continuous operation west of the Mississippi River. Its 68 professional musicians perform more than 190 public performances throughout Eastern Iowa each year, many of which can be heard on Iowa Public Radio and seen on Iowa Public Television. The Orchestra teaches more than 500 students each year through the Orchestra Iowa School.

Orchestra Iowa performs symphonic, operatic, ballet, musical theatre and youth concerts throughout Iowa. Concerts are primarily presented in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, with additional performances taken throughout the state. Chamber ensembles from the Orchestra perform educational concerts through its Pied Piper Series (pre-school concerts presented at libraries) and Music in the Schools (performances in elementary school classrooms). These ensembles are also featured in recital on the Showcase Chamber Series, presented at the Orchestra’s Opus Concert Café and broadcast statewide on Iowa Public Radio.

Associate Principal Cello is a Group B1 position with an sixty (60) service guarantee. Starting per service rate is $109.20 and travel/housing stipends may also be available. A new scale for 2019-2020 is being negotiated this spring. Orchestra Iowa is a member of the Regional Orchestra Players Association (ROPA) and operates under a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the American Federation of Musicians.

Auditions will take place Monday, May 20, 2019 at Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL. To secure an audition time, please complete the registration form (attached) and return along with a resume and $25 audition deposit no later than May 14, 2019. No Email applications will be accepted. Candidates will be notified of their audition time via email by May 16. Please note that the preliminary rounds ofthe audition will be screened. The audition committee has the option to remove the screen in subsequent rounds. The winning candidate must already be eligible to work in the United States.