Britt Orchestra Season
Asst. Principal Violin 2 / Violin 1 Section Player

2019 Britt Festival Orchestra
July 22 – August 11, 2019

Call for Auditions


Assistant Principal Violin 2 (permanent position)
Violin 1 Section Player (permanent position)

Applicants are screened through a blind audition process. Your inquiry will be acknowledged.

To apply, please submit a resumé and recording, as follows:

IMPORTANT: Please record the exact excerpts on separate tracks (4 tracks total) as specified below, without accompaniment. Please follow the given naming convention of each excerpt for your tracks, given below next to the excerpt in italics.

I. Solo:

19th or 20th Century Violin Concerto of your choosing – 1st movement; exposition only (Smith, John – Concerto

II. Orchestral Excerpts:

Richard Strauss, Don Juan, first page; beginning to 9 m. before D (Smith, Jane – Strauss)

Felix Mendelssohn, Midsummer Night's Dream Scherzo, first page; beginning to 7 m. after D (Smith, John – Mendelssohn)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony No. 35 - 1st movement, beginning to 6 before B - downbeat of m. 60 (Smith, Jane – Mozart)

Electronic submissions only.  Please send your recording in mp3 format.  Recordings sent in other formats will not be accepted.  Email all materials (recordings and a resumé) to:

Mark Knippel

Questions? Contact Mark Knippel, Director of Artistic Operations, at 541 690-3856, or at the above email address.

The Britt Festival Orchestra is proud to be a partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), an unprecedented national initiative to increase diversity in American orchestras. It will do so by offering Black and Latinx musicians a customized combination of mentoring, audition preparation, financial support, and audition previews. Learn more at