Britt Orchestra Season
Principal Oboe

2019 Britt Orchestra 
July 22 – August 11, 2019

Call for Auditions


Principal Oboe (permanent position)

Applicants are screened through a blind audition process. Your inquiry will be acknowledged.

To apply, please submit a resumé and recording, as follows:

IMPORTANT: Please record the exact excerpts on separate tracks (5 tracks total) as specified below, without accompaniment. Please follow the given naming convention of each excerpt for your tracks, given below next to the excerpt in italics.

I. Solo:

  • Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C Major (K. 314); 1st movement, exposition only (Smith, John – Mozart)

II. Orchestral Excerpts:

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, 2ndmvt.
    • mm. 8-16 & 36-47 (Smith, Jane – Beethoven)
  • Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite,
    • 2nd movement (Serenata),reh. 8 -reh. 10 (beginning though measure 10) (Smith, Jane – Stravinsky 1)
    • 6th mvt (Gavotta) reh. 73-74 & reh. 77-81 (Smith, Jane – Stravinsky 2)
  • Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, 1st mvt
    • to reh. 2, 6 bars after reh. 8 to 9 (Smith, John – Ravel)

Click to Download a PDF file with Excerpts

Electronic submissions only.  Please send your recording in mp3 format.  Recordings sent in other formats will not be accepted.  Email all materials (recordings and a resumé) to:

Mark Knippel

Questions? Contact Mark Knippel, Director of Artistic Operations, at 541 690-3856, or at the above email address.

The Britt Festival Orchestra is proud to be a partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), an unprecedented national initiative to increase diversity in American orchestras. It will do so by offering Black and Latinx musicians a customized combination of mentoring, audition preparation, financial support, and audition previews. Learn more at

National Alliance for Audition Support