Orchestra - opening night 2013

Orchestra – opening night 2013

Applications for the 2017 Opera in the Ozarks Orchestra will be accepted beginning January 15, 2017.

Repertoire for 2017:  Le nozze di Figaro, Susannah (Carlisle Floyd) and Carmen.  

The Opera in the Ozarks Orchestra consists of professional and advanced student musicians from across the country. The instrumentalists enter fully into the artistic and social life at The Point. After the intense preparation period and the three main stage operas have opened, opportunities for chamber music, chamber orchestra, practice and relaxation abound.

Rehearsals begin Sunday, June 11  and the final performance is Friday, July 21. Orchestral musicians receive room and board for the entire session and a stipend: section musicians and principals $1000, concertmaster $1200.

The orchestra comprises 7 violins, 3 violas, 2 celli, 1 bass. 2 flutes, 1 oboe, 2 clarinets, 1 bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone and 1 percussion. Below is a list of available positions for the 2016 Season.  Applications for these vacancies will be accepted after January 15, 2017. People’s plans do change, so if you are interested in a position for which there is no current opening, please send a resume to orchestra@opera.org. Should that position become available, we will be in contact.

The review of applications will begin February 15.  Position are available until the table reflects otherwise, so apply!  The final deadline for receipt of applications is April 10; positions will remain open until filled but most offers and decisions will be made by April 15.

To apply please send either electronically to orchestra@opera.org or mail to

Thomas Cockrell
7260 N. San Maria Place
Tucson, AZ 85704-1949

  • A one-page résumé that highlights your orchestral experience and education.
  • A list of opera, operetta, musical theatre works performed
  • A DVD (preferred) or CD recording or You Tube posts of 4-5 standard orchestral excerpts and one page of a concerto or other solo.
  • The names of three references which we may contact about your work. One should be your major teacher and orchestra conductor if still or recently a student.

Questions? Email

Updated openings in the orchestra as of 3/23/2017Flute, piccolo: both positions are filledHorn: both positions filled

Violin: 2 positions openOboe/EH: position filledTrumpet: both positions filled
Viola: 2 positions open, including principalClarinet: both positions filled Trombone: position filled

Cello: 1 position open Bassoon: position filled Percussion: position filled
Bass: position open



Opera in the Ozarks Orchestra 2011