Announcing Auditions: Concertmaster*, Principal Violin 2, & Principal Viola.

Audition Date:  January 30, 2020

The Tysons Mclean Orchestra is a per service, professional orchestra located in Northern Virginia with a 50 year history of providing exceptional music performances to the Washington Metropolitan area.  The Tysons McLean Orchestra is looking for qualified candidates for the positions listed above.  All candidates should have superior musical and technical skills on their instrument in addition to excellent leadership skills.  All candidates will be expected to submit a detailed resume of their professional qualifications, a current video link with a sample of their playing, as well as preparing the following repertoire:

Concertmaster* / Principal Violin 2: 1st movement of a standard Romantic period violin concerto w/cadenza and excerpts from Beethoven, Mozart, and Schumann.  Additionally, those applying for the Concertmaster position should prepare the solos from Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade”, Shostakovich Symphony No. 5-2nd movement, and Brahms Symphony No. 1- 2nd movement.

Principal Viola:  A movement of a standard concerto for viola w/cadenza and excerpts from Berlioz, Strauss, Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Shostakovich.

Interested candidates should send their resume and video link to Thomas Gardner at by January 10, 2020.  Audition excerpts can be obtained from Thomas or downloaded from the following links. Concert Master and Principal Violin or Principal Viola

*Candidates of high quality may be asked if they would be interested in auditioning for the Principal Second Violin seat.

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