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IPO Auditions for the 2018-19 Season

Auditions will be held October 15, 16 & 18, 2018 for the following positions:

Principal Cello  Audition Rep List

Principal Timpani Audition Rep List

Cello, Chair 4 Audition Rep List

Bass, Chair 5 Audition Rep List

Viola, Chair 6 Audition Rep List

Violin II, Chair 6 Audition Rep List

To register for the upcoming audition:

Candidates must be legally able to accept work with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra at the time of the audition.  All candidates will be required to demonstrate this legal eligibility prior to taking the audition.  For example: a driver's license and social security card or a passport is sufficient confirmation of this status.

During the 2018-2019 season, the IPO will perform at Ozinga Chapel, located at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights.  The IPO performs approximately 30 services per season which runs from October to May.

The 2018-2019 season scale is as follows:

  • Principal:  $116.15
  • Assistant Principal:  $104.54
  • Section:  $92.92
All musicians also receive mileage and a 6.54% AFM/EPF pension contribution.  Musicians performing with the IPO must be a member in good standing of either Chicago Local 10-208 or Joliet Local 37.
To secure an audition time, send a one-page resume and $50 deposit check made out to Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra.  Please include your phone number and email address on your resume.  All information and audition details will be sent via email.
Please indicate your instrument as follows:
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
Attention: (Instrument) Audition
377 Artists Walk
Park Forest, IL   60466
Application Deadline has been extended to Monday, October 1st.  Your deposit must be postmarked no later than the application deadline date.  Times will be assigned after the deadline.  Any questions should be directed to Donica Van Voorhees, Personnel Manager: donica@ipomusic.org

Auditions will take place at Flossmoor Community Church - 2218 Hutchison Rd., Flossmoor, IL