Opportunities for Percussionists!

BPO is offering interested percussionists the chance to audition for parts in the orchestra’s 2021/22 season. This is an amazing opportunity to play with the Midlands’ leading non-professional orchestra in some incredible orchestral repertoire. Successful applicants will be offered a percussion part or parts during BPO’s 2021/22 season.

You will be expected to attend at least the first rehearsal, last rehearsal and concert day rehearsal/s for all performance/s for the year (see latest BPO Schedule for dates). As well as standard orchestral repertoire, percussionists will be particularly interested in Mahler’s Symphony Nº 7 and Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis.

Instruments will be provided, but you will need your own sticks. You will be responsible for getting yourself to and from BPO rehearsals and concerts. BPO members may be able to help with lifts but this is not guaranteed.

Selection process

If you wish to be considered, please email the following information to chair@bpo.org.uk by Monday, 4 October 2021

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Age (if under 18)
  • Percussion examinations attained
  • Previous orchestral or band experience (please include some details on the extent of your experience; for instance, some examples of repertoire and dates)
  • Any other relevant information

Applicants will be shortlisted based on qualifications and previous orchestral or band experience. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for audition and sent further information about the audition process. Auditions will be held on Sunday, 17 October 2021 (venue to be confirmed). If successful, you will be offered a percussion part or parts during the BPO’s 2021/22 season.

If you would like to know more about this fantastic opportunity, please contact the BPO chair, Jane Eminson, at chair@bpo.org.uk or call 07788 413480.

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