South Bend Symphony Orchestra Announces Concertmaster Auditions for the 2022-23 SEASON

The South Bend Symphony Orchestra seeks to fill the open (1) Concertmaster position for the 90th Season (2022-23 Season). For consideration, please submit a resume and refundable audition deposit of $50 to before June 1, 2022. Auditions will take place on Sunday, June 12, 2022. Cancellations must be received 48 hours before the scheduled audition date to allow for a full refund of the deposit.

If the position is awarded to a current member of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, the resulting vacancy may be awarded to another candidate.


2021-22 Season Concert Contract* Terms Pay:

$184.64 per service

53 minimum guaranteed services

2021-22 Season Education Services* Pay:

$108.94 per service

25 minimum guaranteed services

*Rates and conditions are subject to change with a new CBA effective July 2022.


For consideration, please send a resume and a $50 refundable deposit to

Personnel Manager

South Bend Symphony Orchestra

127 N. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601


Resume and deposit Due June 1, 2022.

Auditions will take place on Sunday, June 12, 2022.

Audition Repertoire For Concertmaster

I. 1st movement of a major Romantic or 20th century concerto (exposition only, no cadenza)

II. Excerpts

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Mvt. III, m. 99 – 114

Brahms Symphony No. 1 Mvt. I, m. 1 – 9 (downbeat), m. 41 – 70

Brahms Symphony No. 2 Mvt. I, m. 118 – 156

Mendelssohn Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo (Beginning to 7 after D)

Mozart Symphony No. 39 Mvt. II, beginning to 38 (downbeat)

Mvt. IV, beginning – 41 (downbeat)

Prokofiev Classical Symphony Mvt. II, A to C (m.5-20)

Mvt. IV, beginning to 5 after C

Schumann Symphony No. 2 Scherzo (beginning to m. 54)

Strauss, R. Don Juan Beginning to 13 after C (first page)

Bach Any movement of an unaccompanied Sonata.

Brahms Symphony No. 1, Mvt. II (CM Solo, 1 before E to end)

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade (CM Solos Only)

Mvt. II
Mvt. III
Mvt. IV, opening two solos only

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 (CM Solos Only) Mvt II, upbeat to fig.57 – fig.59

Strauss, R. Ein Heldenleben (CM Solos only) fig.22 – fig.28

PLEASE NOTE: Some of these excerpts may be reserved for the final round. The first round will be held behind a screen.