Auditions for NVSO’s adult orchestra bassoon, horn and all strings

North Valley Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the audition dates for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Openings in this 75-plus member adult orchestra include bassoon, horn and all strings.

Craig Triplett
Photo by: Mitchell Tay

Auditions are being scheduled:

  • July 30, 8 a.m.-12, 1-5 p.m.
  • July 31, 1-5 p.m.
  • Aug. 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 6, 8 a.m.-12, 1-5 p.m.
  • Aug. 7, 1-5 p.m.
  • Aug. 8, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Audition instructions and excerpts can be found on the website:

Auditions are held with the Music Director, Concertmaster and section leader in attendance. If interested in auditioning, contact Kevin Kozacek, NVSO Music Director, at, or fill out the “Contact Us” page at the website, or call 623-980-4628. Schedule your audition as soon as possible – appointments will fill up quickly.

NVSO rehearsals are held at the North Canyon H.S. band room Mondays, 7:00-9:15 p.m., beginning August 22nd. Four major concerts dates are being finalized: the October 2016 concert, “The Three B’s: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms” will include Bach’s Brandenburg 6, Beethoven’s Symphony #1, and Brahms’ Symphony #4; the December 2016 “Classical Christmas” concert will include Britten’s Men of Goodwill, Malcolm Arnold’s Holly and Ivy, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite #1, and Fry’s Santa Claus: Christmas Symphony; the March 2017 concert will include Prokofiev’s Symphony #1 “Classical,” Dvorak’s Symphony #7, Accolay’s Violin Concerto #1 in A Minor featuring the Summerford Youth Concerto Winner; and the May 2017 “Back to the Movies” will include movie score medleys from Back to the Future, The Natural, Frozen, Spider-man, 007, and of course John Williams’ iconic music for Star Wars. A wonderful concert for the whole family!