Symphony in C

Performing at Rutgers-Camden
Center for the Arts

Mailing Address:
PO Box 8610
Collingswood, NJ  08108

Administrative and Box Office:
576 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Telephone: (856) 240-1503
Facsimile: (856) 240-1519

Stilian Kirov, Music Director
Pamela Brant, President


Symphony in C, formerly the Haddonfield Symphony

Stilian Kirov, Music Director
Announces Auditions for vacancies commencing in the 2017-18 Season

Auditions will be held on:
Thursday, September 7, 2017 (10am-6pm) and
Friday, September 8, 2017 (10am-6pm) 
The Curtis Institute of Music
Room II-J, Curtis Opera Studio (top floor, last room at end of hall)
1726 Locust Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
You will be asked to sign in at the desk - look for posted signage for warm-up rooms and audition room

Saturday, September 9, 2017 (10am-6pm) 
The Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD
Centre Street Performance Studio
10 E. Centre Street (Mount Vernon), Baltimore MD
There is no warm-up space attached to this venue!  Please arrive warmed up!  We apologize for the inconvenience, but it is the only space available to us

Sunday, September 10, 2017 (9am-9pm) 
The Manhattan School of Music, NYC
Auditions in Room 329 (2nd floor)
Warm up rooms: 323, 324, 325 (across from warm up room, 2nd floor)
You will be asked to sign-in at the security desk upon arrival.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 1st, 2017

Symphony in C is a Professional Development Orchestra serving aspiring orchestral musicians in the Greater Philadelphia region, New Jersey, and New York City. The Symphony provides concert performance opportunities, professional development experiences, and educational programs.

The base pay scale for the 2017-18 season will be $85 for rehearsal; $51 for sound check prior to a performance and $116 per concert service. Musicians are paid on a per service basis.

  • Five Season Concerts per year, as well as other performance opportunities.
  • Concerts for Young People concert services (two 45-minute concerts per service).
  • Education and Community Engagement opportunities
  • Professional Development Seminars and Workshops

Openings are currently available for the following as of 8/27/17:

  • Co-Concertmaster 
  • Associate Concertmaster (2nd / 3rd chair - rotating)
  • Associate Principal 2nd Violin (2nd chair)
  • Section Violin
  • Principal Viola
  • Section Viola
  • Section Cello
  • Principal Double Bass 
  • Section Double Bass
  • Oboe III / English Horn
  • Principal Clarinet
  • Clarinet III / Bass Clarinet
  • Principal Bassoon
  • Bassoon III / Contrabassoon
  • Horn IV
  • Principal Trombone
  • Trombone II
  • All sections: Substitute list players except percussion

Auditions are open to students pursuing a degree at a college, university, or conservatory and recent graduates. To apply, mail or e-mail resume in addition to audition time preference (Thurs., Fri., Sun.) to address below. We will try to accommodate your request, but can make no guarantee. (Please note that the Sunday auditions will be held at Manhattan School of Music)

Audition repertoire:
Strings- Two contrasting solo compositions (or movements) of your choice - J.S. Bach is preferred for one of the choices; no orchestra excerpts required.
Winds and Brass- One solo composition and three contrasting excerpts of your choice.

Contrabassoon Auditionees need not bring a contra.  You will be considered for the position with standard bassoon excerpts on your main instrument (we do not have a contra to provide).

Bass Clarinet Auditionees, if you do own a bass and it's not too much trouble, we would appreciate hearing you play a bass clarinet excerpt as one of your choices. 

Accompaniment is not required for the auditions.  If you choose to play a concerto or sonata, please play the work(s) unaccompanied.

To request an audition time/date, please email resume to: 

Joseph Hart, Vice President of Artistic Operations and Education

Symphony in C
PO Box 8610
Collingswood, NJ 08108
P: 856-963-6683
F: 856-240-1519