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Section Cello

Saturday, November 13, 2021

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

Founded in April 1923, 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.

Section Cello is a Group B2 position with a fifty (50) service guarantee. Starting per service rate is $98.00 and travel/housing stipends may also be available. 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 on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Orchestra Iowa in Cedar Rapids, IA. To secure an audition time, please complete the registration form (attached) and return along with a resume and $25 audition deposit no later than November 5, 2021. Applicants will receive confirmation of their audition via email by Wednesday, November 10, 2021. 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.