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IPO Auditions for the 2018-19 Season

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 for the following positions:

Principal Cello  Audition Rep List *
Principal Timpani  Audition Rep List
Cello, Chair 4  Audition Rep List*

*It has been decided by the management, the conductor, and the audition committee of IPO to have all cello candidates auditioning for positions of principal and 4th chair play just one concerto of their choice. Please prepare the exposition of the first movement of any standard concerto. All other audition excerpts remain the same. Thank you.

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 is Monday, February 18, 2019.  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. Timpani auditions will be held in the morning.  Cello auditions will be held in the afternoon.

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