West Valley Symphony sets early October auditions – Your Valley

The West Valley Symphony has scheduled string auditions on Saturday, Oct. 2 and for principal tuba and second bassoon on Saturday, Oct. 9 for the six-concert 2021-22 season, which begins Nov. 21 and …

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The West Valley Symphony has scheduled string auditions on Saturday, Oct. 2 and for principal tuba and second bassoon on Saturday, Oct. 9 for the six-concert 2021-22 season, which begins Nov. 21 and is at The Vista in Surprise.
Auditions for the symphony’s 53rd season will take place between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day at Workpliciti, 3377 S. Price Road in Chandler.
To apply for an audition, email West Valley Symphony personnel manager Anthony (Tony) Masiello at desertreed10@gmail.com.
Audition fee is $25 per applicant. Checks or money orders payable to the West Valley Symphony should be mailed care of Masiello, 13691 N. 147th Drive, Surprise, AZ 85379.
For information, call 602-620-6546.
String auditions on Oct. 2 are for:
Oct. 9 auditions are for:
All positions are paid according to the West Valley Symphony per service scale based on the typical concert cycle scale for three rehearsals, one sound check and one concert for a total of five services per concert cycle.
Principal second violin and all other principal positions are paid $315 and all section positions are paid $257.25 per typical concert scale. Extra rehearsals or services will be paid according to WVS scale rates for rehearsal sound checks or concerts.
All musicians are paid an incentive for the number of concerts played. After the concerts, the fourth played is 10% over scale, the fifth at 15% and the sixth that 20%.
Concerts need not be consecutive. Premium pay is calculated by the number of concerts played in any order. For information go towestvalleysymphony.org.
The audition procedure is as follows:
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