Auditions - About TMSO

As of April 9, 2021

Clarinet (Principal) 1 (one)

  • Qualification
    • Anyone who has the ability to be a principal player of a professional orchestra regardless of age and nationality.
  • Application

    Deadline: Resume and a Letter of Recommendation (see “About Screening” for details) must be received no later than 5:00pm Friday, July 2, 2021 either by post or brought in person to the TMSO management office.
    *The resume will be used solely for the purpose of the audition and will not be returned.

  • About Screening

    ① Document Screening
    ・Resume

    *Resume should include ID photo, name of teachers and musical experiences.
    ・1 (one) Letter of Recommendation (only for applicants who are students)

    ★Please download the resume form here.
    ★Results for the document screening will be sent off on Friday, July 30, 2021
     Notification for 1st round audition schedule and orchestra excerpts will be sent to successful applicants.

    ② 1st round audition (held for successful applicants of the document screening)
    August 19 (Thursday) and August 20 (Friday), 2021.
    In case there are many applicants, the audition will be held over 2 days. (Either of the above dates will be informed when sending the results for the document screening to the successful applicants)
    【Set Piece】
    Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622, [The entire concerto]
    (Edition is not specified)
    【Orchestra Experts】
    several pieces

    ③ 2nd round audition (held for successful applicants of the 1st round audition)
    August 21 (Saturday), 2021.
    【Set Piece】
    Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622, [The entire concerto]
    (Edition is not specified)
    【Orchestra Experts】
    several pieces

    ④ 3rd round audition (held for successful applicants of the 2nd round audition)
    Audition date will be coordinated between the successful candidate of the 2nd round audition and the TMSO management.
    【Set Piece】
    Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622, [The entire concerto]
    (Edition is not specified)
    【Orchestra Experts】
    several pieces

    ⑤ Aptitude evaluation for an orchestra player (held for successful applicants of the 3rd round audition)
    *To be engaged in the services of the TMSO (In principle within 4 months period)
    *Fee is provided in accordance with TMSO regulation

  • Audition Venue(s)

    ② ③ ④ Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, TMSO rehearsal studio
    ⑤ Respective concert halls where TMSO concerts are held

  • Notification for Results
    • Results for 1st round audition will be notified on the day of the audition. (If the audition is held over 2 days, the result will be notified after the audition on the 2nd day)
    • Results for 2nd round audition will be notified on the day of the audition.
    • Results for 3rd round audition will be notified on the day of the audition.
    • Results for aptitude evaluation will be notified immediately after screening.
  • Interview

    Held for applicants who passed the aptitude evaluation for an orchestra player.

  • Terms of employment
    • Salary will be on an annual salary scheme in accordance with the TMSO regulation.
      - 3 year contract with renewal.
      - No retirement allowance provided.
    • Commuting allowance, expenses for expendables, maintenance, and repairs of instruments are provided.
    • Social Insurance (health insurance, employees pension insurance, employment insurance) provided.

    *For candidates who cannot begin work immediately because of being a student or for any other reasons may consult.

  • Others
    • Applicants should bring his/her own piano accompanist needed for 1st 2nd and 3rd round audition. (For applicants who find it difficult to bring his/her accompanist due to residing overseas or outside Tokyo Metropolitan Area, TMSO will arrange an accompanist if needed. In such case, please be sure to state so in the entry column for accompanist.)
    • Applicants should be responsible for their expenses for transportation, travel and accommodation.
  • Mailing address and inquiries

    Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
    Att. Clarinet (Principal) Audition
    Mr. Tateoka, Ms.Murata
    C/O Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
    5-45, Ueno-Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo Japan 110-0007
    TEL: +81 3 3822 0728

    https://www.tmso.or.jp
    *Please state “Resume Enclosed” on the envelope when sending it by post.
    *For inquiries please email at: audition@tmso.or.jp

  • PDF

    Please download the resume.PDF(PDF)
    resume