The above principals shall be augmented by one other player of the auditioning instrument and two members of the opposite instrumental family.
In the case of percussion auditions, the principals will be augmented by one (1) woodwind or brass player, and one (1) string player
4. Each Audition Committee shall meet in advance of the preliminary auditions to decide all procedural details of the preliminary auditions. All procedural details shall be determined by a majority vote. An advisory document with procedural recommendations for each Audition Committee shall be distributed to each Audition Committee member by the Personnel Manager as soon as the Committee is formed.
5. Candidates will be informed prior to the audition, of the audition and tenure procedures of the Orchestra under this Agreement.
6. Within fourteen (14) days of the election of the Audition Committee, the Committee shall agree on a repertoire list for all candidates. Candidates will be informed of the repertoire list upon receipt of their resume. All candidates will play the same repertoire in each round.
7. Screens will be used for all preliminary audition rounds. The final round will be without screens.
8. The Society shall inform each auditionee that if s/he is asked to play a final audition on a day that is not consecutive with that of the preliminary audition, the Society shall bear the cost of the auditioneeʼs second transportation.
9. The Audition Committee will recommend qualified candidates to be heard in the final auditions in addition to the following:
a) Any current member of the Orchestra who auditions for an open position shall be automatically advanced to the final round.
b) Except in special circumstances, invited candidates shall be included in the audition process at the semi-final round. Exceptional candidates identified by the Audition Committee may be invited to the final round.
10. Full-time members of the Orchestra may be present during auditions. They may serve in an advisory capacity, but will not be considered voting members.
11. An Artistic Representative of the Society (Artistic Partner, Principal Conductor or Music Director), and the Director of Artistic Planning may participate in the audition process in an advisory capacity and shall be included in all discussions.
12. The Musicians on the Committee shall vote on each candidate individually at the conclusion of each round. Candidates must receive at least eighty percent (80%) approval of the Musician members of the Committee to move to the next round and to be offered a trial period in the Orchestra.