We're seeking a new principal clarinetist!
The Orchestra is a volunteer group of musicians and talented amateurs, including many current and retired music educators, who meet year-round to rehearse and perform concerts throughout Long Island. The Orchestra rehearses weekly on Thursday evenings from 7:30PM until 9:30 PM at Comsewogue High School located in Port Jefferson Station, Suffolk County.
Our principal clarinetist Glenn Kantor, who was a dedicated member of the orchestra's musical family for 35 years, passed away in early 2020. In his honor, we are announcing auditions for principal clarinet. We are seeking an excellent clarinetist who is excited to make a long term commitment to the orchestra.
As part of the audition process for the principal chair, candidates are requested to submit a resume and a video playing three excerpts listed below. Finalists will be invited to play live in front of a panel consisting of our Music Director and current principals in the woodwind section and may be asked to join us for one of our Thursday evening rehearsals.
Due to the current pandemic, we do not have a clear “return to play” date. However, we hope to have the final live audition socially distanced in spring 2021 and begin rehearsing in person shortly thereafter.
We invite candidates to email email@example.com. We'll respond with some demographic questions and directions for uploading your video.
Audition repertoire (may be submitted with or without piano accompaniment):
1. Mozart clarinet concerto, 1st movement exposition
Weber concertino to Letter C
2. Beethoven Symphony no. 4, 2nd movement, F to 7 before G
3. Brahms Symphony no. 3, 2nd movement, opening to B.
The Sound Symphony is a unique and exciting orchestra that presents concerts throughout the entire year, performed by members of the community, for the community. Since our founding in 1984, we've offered a series of outstanding programs of both classical and contemporary composers. We seek to encourage talented young musicians with our family friendly concert every January and solo competition every May.
Members of the orchestra are all accomplished musicians. Whether professional music educators, or hailing from non-musical professions, we all share a deep love of orchestral music.
Come share our passion!
Board of Directors
- Daniel F. Millheiser, President
- Charles Kinder, Vice President
- Elizabeth Jaklitsch, Secretary
- Cheryl Keenan, Treasurer
- Cynthia Corvese
- Christine Desiderio
- Wendy Fogel
- Ira Kocivar
- Adam Kuhn
- David Loddengaard
- Lynda Reynolds
- Daria Blyskal, General Manager
- Christine Desiderio, Librarian
- Jennifer Haley, Personnel Manager
- Glenn Kantor, Program Notes
- Ira Kocivar, Historian
- Cynthia Corvese, Stage Manager
- Erin Pipe, Publicity