Audition Applications

Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra announce the following vacancies:
Audition page updated: January 1, 2024

 

Applications for the following position will be accepted starting January 1st:

Second Horn: Initial Letter | Audition Repertoire
April 28–29, 2024
Deadline to Apply: February 23, 2024

 

We are no longer accepting applications for the following positions:

Principal Bass and Assistant Principal Bass: Initial Letter | Audition Repertoire
February 25-26, 2024
Deadline to Apply: December 22, 2023

Principal Second Violin and Section Second Violin (Chairs 4, 6, 8, 9): Initial Letter | Audition Repertoire
January 28-29, 2024
Deadline to Apply: November 24, 2023

 

To receive more information and apply for a posted audition, please click on the links above. The Initial Letter contains the application form, details regarding audition processes, and important deadlines. If you have any questions, please consult the FAQ section below, or contact the Auditions Coordinator at auditions@louisvilleorchestra.org.

Deposit Submission Address:
Auditions Coordinator, Louisville Orchestra
624 West Main Street, Suite 400
Louisville, KY 40202

 

AUDITION FAQs

APPLICATION PROCESS

a) What materials must I submit to apply for an audition?

To apply for a posted audition, you must complete and submit the online application (found within the Initial Letter) and mail your $100 audition deposit. Checks will be returned only to those who attend the audition, do not receive an official invitation, or cancel their audition prior to the deadline.

Your application and resume must be submitted via the online form, while your deposit check must be mailed. All materials must be received (or postmarked) by the deadline for your application to be considered.

Your application and resume must be submitted via email to auditions@louisvilleorchestra.org, while your deposit check must be mailed. All materials must be received (or postmarked) by the deadline for your application to be considered.

b) What information needs to be on my resume?

Your resume should include your name, instrument(s), complete contact information (including email and mailing address), and any relevant work experience and/or education, including dates.

Please limit your resume to one page.

c) Do I need to submit a recording?

No recording submission is needed. All preliminary auditions will take place in-person.

d) When will I receive further information?

You will receive confirmation of receipt of your application materials via email as soon as your deposit arrives. You can expect to receive notice of your invitation status and audition time within two weeks of the application deadline. Feel free to follow up via email if you have not heard from us within this period.

e) What if I miss a deadline?

Unfortunately, if you miss the deadline, we can’t accept your materials. If there are extenuating circumstances, an exception may be made, but this is not typically the case.

AUDITION REPERTOIRE

a) How do I get the repertoire list?

The repertoire list will be posted above next to the associated audition as soon as it is available.

b) Does the LO provide copies of the required repertoire?

A complete excerpt packet will be provided via email as soon as it is compiled by our Librarian. If we need to obtain pieces under copyright protection, the excerpt packet will take longer to complete. Your patience is appreciated! The preliminary round excerpt list will be provided upon your registration at the audition site.

c) Can I use my own music on the day of the audition?

Yes, absolutely! Music will be provided on-site, but feel free to use your own copy of the excerpts. iPads are also acceptable.