Principal Second Violin

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Principal Second Violin

(Permanent Tenure Track)

Monday, November 20, 2023

Orchestra Iowa Building
119 3rd Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA

About the position…

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 Shuttleworth Chamber Series, presented at the Orchestra’s Opus Concert Café and broadcast statewide on Iowa Public Radio.

Principal 2nd Violin is a Group A position with a eighty (80) service guarantee. Starting per service rate is $140.00 and travel/housing reimbursements may also be available. The current CBA expires on June 30, 2023, and a successor agreement will dictate per service rates as of July 1, 2023. 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.

Audition Information

Auditions will take place on Monday, November 20, 2023 at the Orchestra Iowa building in Cedar Rapids, IA.

To secure an audition time, please complete the registration form and return or mail along with a resume and $25 audition deposit no later than Nov 10, 2023.

Mailed registration forms may be addressed to the Operations Team at Orchestra Iowa.

Candidates will be notified of their audition time via email by Nov 15. 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.

No Email registrations.

Audtion Materials

Required Solo Repertoire

Violin Concerto No. 4 or No. 5
1st movement with cadenza

Orchestral Excerpts – 1st Violin Parts

Symphony No. 9
Mvt. 3: m 99-114
Symphony No. 4
Mvt. 1: 2 m before [Q] (m 392) to end

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Scherzo: beginning to m 99

Don Juan
First page: beginning to m 62

Orchestral Excerpts – 2nd Violin Parts

Concerto for Orchestra
Mvt. 5: mm.265-317

Symphony No. 9
Mvt. 2: mm. 1-85

Piano Concerto No. 1
Mvt. 3: m 238-263

Symphony No. 35
Mvt. 4: mm. 1-37

Symphony No. 2
Mvt. 2: 15 after RH 32 – 4 before
RH 35 (upper staff)
Overture to “The Bartered Bride”
Beginning to m.53

For more information, call 319-366-3206 or email