Employment Opportunities and Auditions


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Interim Principal Oboe/Woodwind Quintet

Audition Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Annual Compensation: $17,501.54


Description of Position:

This is to fill a full-time or core position as Principal Oboe of the MSO for the September 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020 season.  The job consists of two parts:  performing all duties of Principal Oboe in the Orchestra (maximum of 95 services) and all duties of Oboe in the MSO Woodwind Quintet (maximum of 40 services). It is not possible to separate these two functions.

The MSO rehearses and performs primarily on nights and weekends.  There are some daytime orchestral educational services.  Actual service usage for the season averages around 90. 

The Woodwind Quintet rehearses and performs most frequently during the daytime presenting at least one pair of educational concerts most weeks during the school year.  Several times during the season the Quintet will be asked to perform incidental music for MSO functions.  There may also be occasional recitals or featured pieces on a Chamber concert.  Actual service usage for the Quintet averages around 40.  The season dates for the Quintet are the same as for the Orchestra.

Applicant agrees to perform all MSO and Woodwind Quintet services requested subject to the terms enumerated in the Master Agreement between the Jackson Federation of Musicians, Local 579 American Federation of Musicians and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Association.

The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents a 38-week season beginning September 1 and concluding May 31.  The MSO is comprised of a full-time core of 27 musicians and supplemented, as repertoire requires, by local and regional musicians.  The orchestra rehearses and performs primarily at night and on weekends.  Musicians of the MSO are covered under a collective bargaining agreement between the Jackson Federation of Musicians, Local 579 American Federation of Musicians and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Association.  For more on the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra please visit our website, msorchestra.com.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be hired by the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra candidates must already be authorized to work in the United States.

TO APPLY, PLEAE EMAIL A RESUME TO RICHARD HUDSON at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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