Diane Retallack, Artistic DirectorBOX OFFICE: 541-682-5000

Orchestra Auditions

Eugene Concert Orchestra will hold auditions for Section Violin and Second Horn

  • Tuesday, June 7th at the Hult Center
  • Wednesday, June 8th at the Midtown Arts Center

Interested candidates must send a one-page resume to the Personnel Manager at orchmanager@eugeneconcertchoir.org

The application deadline is Friday, June 3rd and applications received after this date will only be accepted at the discretion of the audition committee. Audition times will be scheduled after applications are received and additional information will be sent via email to applicants shortly thereafter.

The auditions will consist of orchestral excerpts as detailed in the audition notices. Candidates who are not offered a position may be offered placement on a substitute list.

The Section Violin and Second Horn roles are considered section positions and section pay rate for the 2022-2023 season is $118.10. All members will be guaranteed three (3) services per concert season. Musicians who are not needed for services due to repertoire demands will have these guaranteed services remitted in June, and musicians who decline services may consider them forfeited. ECO musicians are required to be a member of the Local AFM 689 if they are to perform in more than two concert sets in any given season.

Choir Auditions

Our next formal auditions will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, in Eugene.

These Auditions are for the choir's 48th Concert Season, 2022–2023.

Auditions will be held for both Eugene Concert Choir and Eugene Vocal Arts, the chamber choir of ECC.

If you are interested in auditioning, please review the audition requirements below and send an inquiry by email to choir@eugeneconcertchoir.org or call 541-687-6865. We will contact you as soon as auditions can be scheduled.

Audition Requirements

The Concert Choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings, and Eugene Vocal Arts rehearses on Monday evenings, from September through May.

For a choir audition, the following is required:

  1. Please prepare a solo song that shows your voice to best advantage. Classical repertoire is preferred, but any song of your choosing is acceptable. Please bring music for the accompanist. We will provide the accompanist. If you do not have a song at your audition, you will be asked to sing the "Star Spangled Banner." We will provide the words.
  2. You will be asked to sing scales to demonstrate your range.
  3. There is a requirement that you have some sight-reading ability. Sight reading will be offered in two ways. First, you will be given single lines of music with a starting pitch and key, and you will sing these lines on your own. Second, you will be asked to sight-sing your voice part in a four-part piece while the other parts are being played.
  4. For tonal memory, several examples will be played on the piano and you will be asked to sing back what you hear.

Auditions will be about 10 minutes in length, and we are asking that singers be fully vaccinated to participate.