Current Vacancies

Principal Cello (Tenure-track), Saturday-Sunday, February 2-3, 2019

Runner-up may be offered a Section Cello (Tenure-track) position.

To be considered and receive audition information, please send a résumé detailing education and relevant musical experience to:

New Century Chamber Orchestra, Attn: David Taylor, Director of Artistic Planning; 1668 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

or via email to:

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Résumés must be received by Wednesday, January 9th, 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 either round of this audition.


  • One dance movement (not a prelude) of your choice from the six Bach Suites for Unaccompanied Cello

  • The entire first or third movement of any standard-repertoire cello concerto


  • J. Brahms: Sextet No.1 in B flat major:

    • 1st cello part, entire 4th Movement

  • W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 40:

    • 1st Movement, from the pickup to measure 115 through measure 138

    • 4th Movement, from measure 49 through 70

    • 4th Movement, from measure 229 through 246

  • A. Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht:

    • 1st cello part, from measure 294 through measure 344

  • F. Schubert: String Quintet D.956:

    • 1st cello, entire 1st Movement

  • P. Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings:  

    • entire 1st Movement

    • entire Elegie

  • B. Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture:

    • Cello I : Beginning to Letter A