Eastern CT Symphony Orchestra Announces Auditions

The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra (ECSO) is holding a series of auditions for the following vacancies:

  • Section Violin and Section Viola on Thursday, September 14, 2017
  • Principal Cello and Section Cello on Tuesday, September 19, 2017
  • Assistant Principal Bass on Thursday, September 21, 2017.
Auditions are by appointment only and will run from approximately 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Waterford High School.
The ECSO is a fully professional, part-time, per service orchestra located in New London, CT. An A.F. of M. Local 285-403 membership is required for all contracted musicians. We offer thirty base services per season, with Section/Asst. Principal pay set at $97.15 per service and Principal pay at $121.44 per service during the 2017-18 season.
For more information, please contact Rich Dumas, ECSO Personnel Manager, at rich@ectsymphony.com. For audition repertoire lists visit: www.ectsymphony.com/web/page.aspx?title=Auditions
Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus Announces Auditions 
The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus (ECSC) is currently seeking singers for their 2017-2018 season, performing concerts titled Testament of Freedom, A Celebration of American Heroes on November 11, 2017 and singing selections from George Frideric Handel’s Messiah: A Christmas Celebration on December 2, 2017. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
The ECSC offers singers a unique opportunity to join a musical enterprise of symphonic proportion in Southeastern Connecticut. Individuals selected for a position in the chorus will have the fortune of performing Candide, an operetta with music composed by Leonard Bernstein at the Garde Arts Center on April 28, 2018.
Auditions are by appointment only and will begin at 7:00 pm. Participants are expected to prepare two songs of symphonic, hymns or church music; those auditioning will also be asked to vocalize and sight read. Participants should bring the piano accompaniment scores of their chosen songs to the audition; an accompanist will be provided.
For an audition application and appointment, please contact ECSC President Kathy Walburn at ecscpresident@gmail.com