Orchestra Auditions

Current Openings:

Clarinet Principal

Audition dates:

November 15th and 16th, 2023.

The Preliminary Round starts Wednesday, November 15th, 2023.

The schedule of subsequent rounds immediately following preliminaries will be determined at auditions.

Auditions will be held at the Long Beach Terrace Theater at 300 Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA.

Submit a one-page resumé in Word or PDF format to:

[email protected]

Please specify Clarinet Audition in the subject line.

Resumés must be received by Wednesday, November 1st, 2023.

Additional details emailed upon receipt of resumé. No phone calls please.

Long Beach Symphony’s 2023-2024 season consists of 5 Classical, 5 Pops, and 2 Youth, and 2 Family Concerts.

Current Base Scale: $158.51 Rehearsal / $199.21 Performance

Principal Rate: 150% of Base Scale

The winning candidate(s) will be required to show proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility to work in the United States. 

Sheet Music will be available to all auditionees, starting September 14th, 2023. 



MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622

Mvt. I Exposition



BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6

Mvt. I: mm. 418 – 438 and mm. 474-492

Mvt. II: mm. 68 – 77


BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8

Mvt. III: m. 48 to end of Trio (no repeat)


BRAHMS Symphony No. 3

Mvt. I: mm. 36 – 46

Mvt. II: beginning to m. 32


GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue

Opening Solo to #2


KODALY Dances of Galanta

mm. 31 – 66


MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream Scherzo


RAVEL Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2

Reh.155 to 157

3 m. after 212 to end


RESPIGHI Pines of Rome

Mvt. III: pickup to 13 to 10 after 17


RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio Espagnole

Mvt. I: A to B, C to end of mvt.

Mvt. III: 11 after K to end of mvt.



Mvt. II, mm. 1 – 32

Mvt. III, mm. 1 – 17


SIBELIUS Symphony No. 1

Mvt. I: mm. 1-32

Mvt. III: 6 m. after [E] to 6 m. after [G]


STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite (1919)

Variation de l’oiseau de feu


Audition excerpts are password protected due to music publishing copyright laws. 
You must submit your resume to receive a response with the password to access sheet music.


PLEASE NOTE: Sight reading may be required. All participants should be prepared to begin each stage of the audition with any of the listed materials. You are requested to have the above list prepared, however it is unlikely you will be asked to play every selection.

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