Available Job & Audition Opportunities at Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Open Auditions

2nd Horn (core)

This tenured-track position is scheduled to begin August 29, 2022 with the possibility of starting earlier. The Virginia Symphony performs a 42-week season including classical, pops, family, ballet and opera repertoire. Positions receive 6.54% AFM pension and full medical.

4th Horn (core)

This tenured-track position is scheduled to begin August 29, 2022 with the possibility of starting earlier. The Virginia Symphony performs a 42-week season including classical, pops, family, ballet and opera repertoire. Positions receive 6.54% AFM pension and full medical.

5th Horn (per-service)

This tenured-track position is scheduled to begin August 29, 2022 with the possibility of starting earlier. The Virginia Symphony performs a 42-week season including classical, pops, family, ballet and opera repertoire. Positions receive 6.54% AFM pension.

Assistant Concertmaster (3rd chair)

This tenured-track position is scheduled to begin August 29, 2022 with the possibility of starting earlier. The Virginia Symphony performs a 42-week season including classical, pops, family, ballet and opera repertoire. Positions receive 6.54% AFM pension and full medical.

Administrative Opportunities

Director of Development

The Director of Development is responsible for creating, implementing, and managing the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s fundraising and donor relationship activities. This position oversees a comprehensive program of cultivation and stewardship strategies to attract, engage, and retain donors throughout southeastern Virginia and works in partnership with the other members of the patron services staff in an effective collaborative team model to support patrons in all the ways they engage with the VSO. Experience in developing strategic fundraising plans, the ability to communicate and inspire, and the skills required to plan and manage departmental resources are key to success in this position.

Annual Fund Manager

The VSO is looking for a creative individual to serve as its Annual Fund Manager. Bring your passion for music and education and have the opportunity to make an impact in our community while growing your career as a part of an exciting and dynamic team and organization.

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter via email to Lauren DiPeppe, Director of Development, at ldipeppe@virginiasymphony.org. Please use the subject line: Annual Fund Manager + your name. This position is open until filled.

Operations Manager

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra (www.virginiasymphony.org) is seeking an OPERATIONS MANAGER to oversee orchestra operations and production activities.

The OPERATIONS MANAGER reports to the Vice President of Orchestra Activities, leads the production crew, and is the chief liaison for Orchestra Activities to the Marketing, Development and Finance teams in day-to-day operations. The selected candidate will possess strong management skills and operations experience along with knowledge of classical repertoire.  The Operations Manager manages the production requirements of all orchestra events (concerts, rehearsals, tours, run-outs, residencies, and special events) ensuring they run smoothly, effectively and in a financially responsible manner. He or she will serve as a strategic partner to the Music Director and Vice President of Orchestra Activities in the fulfillment of the VSO’s artistic and community mission.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Christy Havens, Vice President of Orchestra Activities, at chavens@virginiasymphony.org.

Education Intern

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is seeking students who are pursuing a degree in Education or the Performing Arts with a career orientation or personal interest in arts administration and education.

This internship opportunity offers hands-on experience in a variety of areas related to music education, performing arts, and arts administration. Candidates must have strong organizational skills and be able to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Helen Martell, at hmartell@virginiasymphony.org .

Come back soon to check out new administrative opportunities with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra!

Internship Opportunities

Marketing Internship

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra Marketing Department seeks a highly motivated intern to lend support in the areas of research and promotion.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Monica Meyer, Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer at mmeyer@virginiasymphony.org.

Operations Internship

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra seeks a highly motivated Operations Intern to provide support in the areas of operations, production, and artistic support.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Christy Havens, Vice President of Orchestra Activities – chavens@virginiasymphony.org (Please title email “Operations Intern”)

Volunteer Opportunities

For general volunteer inquiries, email Kristen Bennington at kbennington@virginiasymphony.org.

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Nathaniel StampleySTAR OF BROADWAY MUSICALS THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS, THE COLOR PURPLE, THE LION KING, and RAGTIME

Nathaniel Stampley starred as ‘Porgy’ in the Broadway National Tour of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. He has also starred on Broadway in CATS, The Color Purple, and The Lion King. West End (London): The Lion King. Broadway National Tours include Ragtime and Orpheus Returns. Other credits include Big Love, Fiorello! and Lost in the Stars, New York City Center's Encores!; Abyssinia, Pacific Overtures, Strike Up the Band, One Touch of Venus, Violet, Once on This Island, Big River, The Color Purple, Dreamgirls, Show Boat, Harriet: The Woman Called Moses, El Capitan, Girl Crazy, and The King and I. He has performed in The Weill Music Institute concert series, Musical Explorers and Link Up with the Orchestra of St. Luke's at Carnegie Hall, and at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Other concerts include 92Y, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Elgin Symphony Orchestra (Naxos recording). El Paso Symphony Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, West Michigan Symphony and Bernstein's Mass with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra.

@nathanielstampley

Ali EwoldtAli Ewoldt has appeared as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, Cosette in Les Miserables (Broadway, National Tour), The King and I (Broadway, Lyric Opera of Chicago), and Maria in West Side Story (National Tour, International Tour). Ali’s concert work includes: Alice Tully Hall, NY Pops at Carnegie Hall, Houston Symphony, Kaohsiung Symphony and The Boston Pops. Ali has a BA in psychology from Yale University and is a proud Filipina-American. @aliewoldt

Teri HansenSTAR OF BROADWAY MUSICALS SHOW BOAT, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE

Teri Hansen has received International recognition for her crossover abilities as a singing actress from Opera to Broadway and concert stages around the world. Miss Hansen made her Broadway debut in The Boys From Syracuse and starred in London’s West End as ‘Magnolia’ in Hal Prince’s Tony award winning production of Show Boat. Most recently she starred in the National Tours of The Sound Of Music (Elsa) and the Tony Award winning An American In Paris. Miss Hansen starred in tours of The Music Man as ‘Marian Paroo’, ‘Guenevere’ in Camelot and as ‘Magnolia’ in Show Boat. Internationally recognized as an interpreter of Weill, Miss Hansen starred as “Rose” in the film version of Kurt Weill’s Street Scene. Miss Hansen also toured for years with Marvin Hamlisch, appeared at the Lincoln Center singing Rodgers and Hammerstein, as well as regular appearances there as a part of the prestigious “Meet the Artist” series. Her solo CD “Into Your Arms…Love Songs of Richard Rodger’s” is available worldwide.

@teridhalinks

Sean MacLaughlinSTAR OF BROADWAY MUSICALS THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, EVITA, THE WOMAN IN WHITE and BOMBAY DREAMS

Sean MacLaughlin recently garnered critical acclaim across the country performing the role of Juan Peron in the Broadway National Tour of Evita. He has sung with countless symphony orchestras throughout the United States and Canada singing the music of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Rodgers. Broadway credits include Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera, Elton John’s Lestat, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman In White and Bombay Dreams. Other credits include Transport Groups Productions of The Audience, Requiem for William, and Baby: in Concert; South Pacific: In Concert at Carnegie Hall; Grand Hotel, Follies and More at Signature Theatre in DC; The Sondheim Celebration: Merrily We Roll Along and Chess at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Frank Wildhorn’s Excalibur and Webber’s Sunset Boulevard. Film includes HBO’s Something the Lord Made and Walking Shadows.

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VSO Guest Artist: Andrew von Oeyen

Hailed worldwide for his elegant and insightful interpretations, balanced artistry and brilliant technique, Andrew von Oeyen has established himself as one of the most captivating pianists of his generation.

Since his debut at age 16 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mr. von Oeyen has extended his interpretive voice to a broad spectrum of repertoire as both a soloist and recitalist. He has collaborated with such ensembles as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Mariinsky Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Grant Park Orchestra, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, Utah Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Marseille, Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Spoleto USA Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic and Slovak Philharmonic. As both soloist and conductor he has led concerti and orchestral works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel and Kurt Weill. On July 4, 2009, he performed at the U.S. Capitol with the National Symphony in “A Capitol Fourth,” reaching millions worldwide in the multi-award winning PBS live telecast.

‍Mr. von Oeyen has appeared in recital at Wigmore Hall and Barbican Hall in London, Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Boston’s Symphony Hall, Zürich’s Tonhalle, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, St. Petersburg’s Philharmonia, Dublin’s National Concert Hall, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, Herbst Theater in San Francisco, Spivey Hall in Atlanta, Sala São Paulo, Teatro Olimpico in Rome, in Mexico City, Hanoi, Macau, and in every major concert hall of Japan and South Korea. Festival appearances include Aspen, Ravinia, Grant Park, Mainly Mozart, Saratoga, Schubertiade, Spoleto, Brevard, Grand Teton, Chautauqua and the Mariinsky’s “Stars of the White Nights.”

Mr. von Oeyen has recorded for Warner Classics since 2017. His albums under that label, including works for piano and orchestra by Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Gershwin and a disc including Debussy’s Fantaisie pour Piano et Orchestre, have been met with critical acclaim. Mr. von Oeyen has also recorded award-winning recital albums of Liszt, Debussy, and Stravinsky under the Delos label.

Mr. von Oeyen, of German and Dutch origin, was born in the U.S. He began his piano studies at age 5 and made his solo orchestral debut at age 10. An alumnus of Columbia University and graduate of The Juilliard School, where his principal teachers were Herbert Stessin and Jerome Lowenthal, he also worked with Alfred Brendel and Leon Fleisher. He won the prestigious Gilmore Young Artist Award in 1999 and also took First Prize in the Léni Fé Bland Foundation National Piano Competition in 2001. Mr. von Oeyen lives in Paris and Los Angeles.