Current Vacancies


Auditions to be held Saturday-Sunday, September 21-22, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.

Positions involve rotation and may include Associate Concertmaster duties.

To be considered and receive audition information, please email (preferred) a one-page résumé detailing education and relevant musical experience to:

or by mail to:

New Century Chamber Orchestra, Attn: David Taylor – Auditions
1668 Bush Street,
San Francisco, CA 94109

Deadline for resumes: August 31, 2019.

Please do not send video or audio material. No phone calls, please.

Audition Repertoire

Please note that any of these works, as well as sight reading, may be asked of any candidate at any time during this audition.

Additionally, the final round will include playing selections from this list with members of the NCCO as chamber music, which you will be expected to lead.

SOLO REP – choose one (1):


  • W.A. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216

    • First Movement, Exposition only


  • W.A. Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D Major, K. 218

    • First Movement, Exposition only

EXCERPTS – all (a PDF of the Excerpts will be sent to all applicants):

  • Hugo Wolf: Italian Serenade

    • Violin 2

    • First Movement, mm. 204-231

  • Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B flat Major, D. 485

    • Violin 1

    • Second Movement, mm. 1-23 (no repeats)

  • Felix Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 10 in B minor

    • Violin 1

    • First Movement, mm. 1-108

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings

    • Violin 1

    • First Movement, mm. 37-122 (A through F)

    • Third Movement, mm. 70-90 (1 after B through 1 after C)

  • Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story Suite (Arr. Paul Bateman)

    • Violin 1

    • Mambo, mm. 441-477 (no yelling)