Principal Oboe

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra is a per-service orchestra with a minimum of 34 services in the 2022-2023 season.

There is a potential for extra work, including chamber music performances and educational outreach.

Auditions will be held:
Monday, September 19, 2022
Wilmington, Delaware; location TBA.

Highly-qualified candidates should email a one-page resume by August 8, 2022 to auditions@delawaresymphony.org

We reserve the right to reject last-minute applications if space is not available.  Due to limited space, priority will be assigned in order of relevant experience.

All communications  will be sent via email.  No phone calls, please.

Excerpt List:

Solo Repertoire:

  1. Mozart:  Oboe Concerto, K.314  – 1st Mvt, m.32 – downbeat of m.97
  2. Bach:  Sinfonia No. 1 from “Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen Zagen”, BWV 12 (complete)

Orchestral Excerpts (all excerpts are for Principal Oboe):

  1. Beethoven:  Symphony No. 3
    A. Mvt. 2, pick-up to m.9 – m.16; pick-up to m.37 – m. 47
    B. Mvt. 3, m. 7 – m. 28; pick-up to m. 206 – m. 220
  2. Brahms: Violin Concerto – Mvt. 2, m. 3 – m. 32
  3. Mendelssohn:  Symphony No. 3 – Mvt. 2, pick-up to m.33 (reh A) – m. 100
  4. Ravel:  Le Tombeau de Couperin
    A. Mvt. 1, beginning to downbeat of reh 2, 6th m. after reh 8 – downbeat of 1 m. before reh 9
    B. Mvt. 2 excerpt; reh 6 – reh 8 (with repeat)
    C. Mvt. 3, m. 1 – beginning – reh 4 (with repeats)
  5. Rossini:  Overture to La Scala di seta
    A. Pick-up to m. 6 – m. 20
    B. Pick-up to m. 38 (reh 2) – m. downbeat of m. 53 (reh 3)
  6. Schubert:  Symphony No. 9 – Mvt. 2, m. 8 – m. 30
  7. Schumann:  Symphony No. 2 – Mvt. 3, m. 8 – m. 20
  8. *Stravinsky:  Pulcinella Suite
    Mvt. 2 Serenata, reh 8 – reh 10
    Mvt. 6 Gavotta, reh 73 – reh 76 (with repeat)
    Mvt 6 Gavotta Var. 1a – all (with repeat)
  9. Strauss:  Don Juan
    A. Beginning – reh B
    B. 4 m. after reh L – 2 m. after reh N

Possible sight-reading from the standard orchestral repertoire

*Excerpt will be provided by the Delaware Symphony Orchestra.  Reprinted with permission from Boosey & Hawkes Inc. for the Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s 2022 Oboe auditions.