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Audition for orchestra member (One Percussionist)

Audition for orchestra member
Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra


Post One Percussionist

Preliminary-stage audition: during March 2019
Record and send performance of designated music on a DVD which can reproduce in Japan [NTSC]. Add the truck number.

Semi-final audition: Thursday, 4th April 2019, 11:00 am.
Waiting rooms will be available from 10:00 am.

Final audition: will follow the semi-final audition on the same day.


3-27-5 Asahigaoka, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyaghi 981-0904 Japan
Tel.+81 (0) 22-276-2110

Qualification Having the ability to be a member of professional orchestra
Assigned pieces

Snare Drum: Anthony J.Cirones/ “No.33”and”No.38” From Portraits in Rhythm 50 studies
       for Snare Drum.
Cymbal (18 inches or larger): Rachmaninoff/3rd movement from the Second piano concerto.
               Tchaikovsky/ 4th movement from the fourth symphony.
Xylophone: Kodaly/ Hary Janos Suite.

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Performance of arbitrary percussion instrument: Within five minutes. Take a video continuously from the beginning to the end.
Regardless of piece, omission and self-composition.

Orchestra Excerpts (including tympany). Performance of either Conga or Drum set.

Orchestra Excerpts (including tympany).

Probation period
Participation in the orchestra as an extra member for three months maximumly.

Interview Will take place during the Probation period audition.

●The result of the Preliminary-stage will be sent by post.
●The results of the semi-final and final auditions will be announced immediately following the auditions.
●The dates of for the probation will be arranged individually with the successful candidates of the final stage.
●The result of the probation will be sent to the candidates by post.


●Base salary: 184,228 Yen (age 22), 277,213 Yen (age 35), plus annual bonus equivalent to 3 month salary (as of fiscal year 2018)
●Social insurance contribution.
●Allowances for transport, housing, expendables etc.
●Mandatory retirement at the age of 60.
●Retirement allowance system.
●Re-employment system.

How to apply

Please obtain an application form by downloading from our official website, or by contacting us. Fill in all the required items on the form. Write down clearly your arrangement of tympany setting (American or German) in notice column in the application form. Return it with the DVD to us by post, enclosing a self-addressed, non-stamped B4-sized envelope for the use of mailing orchestra excerpts.

Application Form DOWNLOAD→

Deadline: Applications must arrive no later than Monday, 4th March 2019.

●Orchestra excerpts will be sent by post.
●Application forms are non-returnable and will only be used for the audition.

and mailing address:

c/o Percussion audition
Secretariat, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra
1-3-9 Nishiki-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai Miyaghi 980-0012 Japan.
Tel. +81 (0) 22-225-3934, Fax. +81 (0) 22-225-4238
Official home page:

Office hours 10:00-17:00, closed on Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays.