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Clarinet Audition for Chinook Winds & GFSA

The Great Falls Symphony Association announces an opening for Principal Clarinet in the Symphony Orchestra and the Chinook Winds quintet.

This is a salaried, tenure-track position starting January 1, 2019. Salary will be prorated for the second half of the 2018-2019 season (January 1 - May 31). The Great Falls Symphony Season is typically September 1 - May 31.

After three wonderful seasons with clarinetist, Christopher Mothersole, the organization will be wishing him farewell with mixed emotion as he embarks on a new journey outside of Montana.

Live auditions will take place on Saturday, September 22 – Sunday, September 23, 2018, in Great Falls, MT. To secure an audition time, please send a cover letter, resume, and $25.00 audition deposit no later than , Friday, September 14, 2018. Candidates will be notified of their invitation to the live audition as applications are received. Candidates will be notified of their audition time and address information by Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

The start date for the position will be January 1, 2019.

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GREAT FALLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Serve as Principal Clarinet in the Great Falls Symphony.

CHINOOK WINDS: Serve as clarinetist with resident wind quintet of the Great Falls Symphony Association. The Chinook Winds shares the Great Falls Chamber Music Series with resident string ensemble, Cascade Quartet. The Chinook Winds also presents education and community engagement events (concert tours, school programs, and other community appearances).


Expected to establish a private teaching studio. Musician determines fees and receives all income.

Other opportunities include teaching for Great Falls Symphony Association education programs and importing to other Montana orchestras. Depending on experience: substitute teaching, teaching college classes, or instrument repair.

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