Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra Announces Instrumental Auditions

The PVS Orchestra is holding open auditions for talented woodwind, brass, percussion, and harp players. Membership in the PVS Orchestra is open to qualified musicians willing to make a commitment to perform with us throughout the season. Specific current openings include Principal Clarinet, Oboe 3/English Horn, Principal Bassoon, Bassoon 3/Contrabassoon, Percussion and Harp. In addition, we are seeking membership for sub lists for all woodwind and brass sections, along with saxophone positions (as needed in symphonic literature).

Auditions for all woodwind and brass players are on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:00 – 8:30 pm at the Bement School in Deerfield. Auditions for percussion and harp players are on Wednesday, November 1, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30 pm at Most Holy Redeemer Church in Hadley. Times and locations will be confirmed for those who contact us, as detailed below.

To express interest and schedule your audition, please email your name, contact information, and a resume or brief description of your musical background to Musicians will be asked to be prepared with the following for the audition:

  • Two contrasting solo selections of musician’s choice
  • Two contrasting orchestral excerpts of musician’s choice
  • Brief sight-reading excerpt provided at the time of audition by the committee

All questions should be directed to