La Grande Bande is accepting applications to fill four positions within the ensemble. Two positions for historical oboe and two positions for natural horn. The selected players will join us for a concert in late-November or early-December 2021. (This performance will be at A = 430.) Any future performances will be on an as-needed basis.
La Grande Bande’s performances usually consist of three to four, two-hour rehearsals and one performance. The exact rehearsal schedule is dependent upon the instrumental requirements for each concert. Compensation generally consists of a stipend with lodging, airfare, and ground transportation payed by the ensemble.
There are also opportunities to work with high school students in masterclass settings and to perform outreach concerts for residents of local assisted living centers. These two components are crucial to the ensemble’s mission. No previous experience in educational outreach is required, but it is strongly encouraged.
To complete an application and submit your materials, please visit www.lagrandebande.org/auditions for a complete list of repertoire. Materials should be submitted no later than May 31, 2021. A decision will be made by June 15, 2021. Due to the circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic, we will accept materials recorded up to three years ago (2019).
Required application materials include your contact information, resume/CV, letters of recommendation (at least 2), recordings of the audition repertoire.