Bassoon & Contrabassoon – Substitute

//Bassoon & Contrabassoon – Substitute

TUCSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Announces audition with deadline Tuesday, September 10, 2019 for

Bassoon/Contrabassoon – Substitute (not a contracted position)

The substitute rate for the 2019–20 season is $110.37 per service. The TSO is unable to pay for any travel or lodging expenses.

Audition will be done by video screening.
Applicants are requested to present a performance video of the repertoire list below. Excerpts can be recorded separately.

To participate
Email a BRIEF ONE-PAGE resume to with the subject “bassoon audition.” Resumes must include applicant name, phone number, email address and instrument. Please attach your resume in PDF or Word formats with your full name in the filename.

Use WeSendit to send your videos to by September 10, 2019.

Send your audition video

All communication will be via email. Please direct questions to

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Audition Repertoire

Bassoon (all 1st parts)

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Mvt. 5: [63] to 18 after [64]
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro
beginning to measure 24; measures 156–171


Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12
Mvt. 1: [3] through [9]
Ravel: Mother Goose
Mvt. 3: [4] through 10 before [6]
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Mvt. 3: [9]–[10]; Mvt. 5: [17]–[18]
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Mvt. 2, offstage solo
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Mvt. 4, C–D, Q–R
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Mvt. 3: measures 611–627