One-Year Principal Bass

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One-Year Principal Bass

One year position

May be made permanent


Sunday, September 8, 2019

Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 7th Floor h4. 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 200 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 400 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.

Principal Bass is a Group B1 position with a sixty (60) service guarantee. Starting per service rate is $140.14 and travel/housing stipends may also be available. A new scale for 2019-2020 is currently being negotiated. 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. This position may be converted to a permanent position at the end of the season.

Auditions will take place on Sunday, September 8, 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 Aug 28, 2019. Applicants will receive confirmation of their audition via email by Sept 5, 2019. Please note that the preliminary rounds of the 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.

Repertoire and audition information will be sent via email upon receipt of application.