AUDITIONS CLOSED FOR 2021 SEASON

The Details

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Eligibility

We expect players to be a minimum of AMEB Grade 7 standard. This level is provided as a guide only. It is not compulsory for applicants to have completed examinations before auditioning. Previous ensemble experience is highly regarded. Auditions are open to players aged 18 or higher.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals are held on Monday nights, 7:00–9.30pm at the Old Museum Building (cnr Gregory Terrace and Bowen Bridge Road, Bowen Hills). There are several breaks throughout the year which are structured around the concert season. We do not rehearse on public holidays.

Fees

The Audition Fee is $10, to be deposited in QWO’s bank account by electronic fund transfer before excerpts can be received. If you are successful in gaining a permanent position in QWO the $10 will be deducted from your annual fees. Rehearsal fees for 2021 will be approximately $60 per term, plus a $10.00 annual membership fee. Discounts are offered for early payment of fees and various payment options are available.

Uniform
  • Men — dinner suit
  • Women — formal black (long) with enclosed shoes
  • The orchestra will supply a sash for women and pocket handkerchief for men.
Part Rotation

We believe the ability and opportunity to play all parts on an instrument is an important aspect of a great ensemble. Players are not assigned to one part but rotate between them as organised by the section leader. This gives all players the opportunity to develop both supportive and leadership skills.

Auditions

AUDITIONS FOR 2021 SEASON ARE CLOSED

Auditions for the 2021 season was held for vacant chairs and for reserve positions where a section is already full. Auditions are heard by a professional musician who has the responsibility for the ranking of players. The QWO management committee has no input into the results of auditions. Each audition should not take longer than 10 minutes.

Audition requirements
  • Auditions will consist of 1 page of a set solo work for your instrument followed by standard wind ensemble excerpts.
  • Applicants are expected to have a thorough knowledge of the tempi and styles of these excerpts.
  • Audition material will be emailed to the applicant two weeks prior to the audition date.
  • Audition date: Sunday, 31 January, 2021 (spots available from 10:30am - 12:30pm) at The Old Museum, Bowen Hills.
  • Audition applications close Thursday 28 January, 2021.

The Audition Fee is $10, to be deposited in QWO’s bank account by electronic fund transfer before excerpts can be received (bank details are in the form below). If you are successful in gaining a permanent position in QWO the $10 will be deducted from your annual fees.

If you have not received the audition material by Thursday 28 January 2021 please contact us via the contact form on the contact page.

Vacancies

Auditions for the 2021 season are closed.

Open positions:

  • All auditions are for reserve positions only

Before submitting your application, please pay the $10 audition fee to:

  • Queensland Wind Orchestra Inc
  • BSB: 064-186
  • ACC: 10-259-456

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