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Auditions

Percussion and timpani audition lists from orchestras around the world. These are the actual lists—the job requirements—from orchestras that have (or had) job openings. If you want a job playing in an orchestra, here is what you need to know.


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COVID-19 - Stay Safe!


2020-12-11: THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IS NOT OVER. I just added 18 deaths and 19 sicknesses, since November 2, and that's just famous or nearly-famous people. Continue to be safe. The end appears to be in sight.


Musicians Who Have Passed Away From COVID-19

  1. Alan Abel (percussion; timpani; teacher)
  2. S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (playback singer)
  3. Robert “Bootsie” Barnes (jazz saxophone)
  4. Hella Brock (teacher, musicologist)
  5. Nick Cordero (singer; broadway)
  6. Cristina (Cristina Monet-Palaci) (singer)
  7. Eddy Davis (banjo)
  8. Tommy DeVito (Four Seasons)
  9. Manu Dibango (Afro-funk sax)
  10. Joe Diffie (country artist)
  11. DJ Black N Mild (Oliver Stokes Jr.; dj)
  12. Martinho Lutero Galati (composer)
  13. Fred the Godson (Fred Thomas; rapper)
  14. Dave Greenfield (keyboards; The Stranglers)
  15. Henry Grimes (jazz bass)
  16. Olle Holmquist (trombone)
  17. Mike Huckaby (dj; producer)
  18. Hudeidi (traditional Somali musician)
  19. Lee Konitz (jazz sax)
  20. Vincent Lionti (viola (Met), conductor)
  21. Giuseppi Logan (jazz sax, winds)
  22. Mike Longo (piano; educator; MD for Dizzy Gillespie)
  23. Trini Lopez (sang "If I Had a Hammer")
  24. Aurlus Mabélé (Congolese vocalist)
  25. Cosmas Magaya (mbira player)
  26. Robert Mandell (conductor)
  27. Detto Mariano (composer, musician, producer)
  28. Ellis Marsalis Jr. (jazz pianist)
  29. Ron Mathewson (jazz bass)
  30. Alan Merrill ("I Love Rock 'N' Roll")
  31. Naomi Munakata (conductor)
  32. Jacques Pellen (jazz guitar)
  33. Marcelo Peralta (jazz sax)
  34. John "Bucky" Pizzarelli (jazz guitar)
  35. Caroline Polachek (singer-songwriter)
  36. Charlie Pride (singer, guitarist)
  37. John Prine (singer-songwriter)
  38. William (Bill) Pursell (composer, pianist)
  39. Joel Revzen (staff conductor, The Met)
  40. Wallace Roney (jazz trumpet)
  41. Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne)
  42. Matthew Seligman (bass; The Soft Boys; Bowie)
  43. Dmitri Smirnov (composer)
  44. Troy Sneed (gospel singer; producer)
  45. Ty (Ben Chijioke; rapper)
  46. Alexander Vedernikov (conductor, Bolshoi Theatre, Odense SO, Royal Danish Opera)
  47. Dragan Vučić (composer, singer)
  48. Alexander Vustin (composer)
  49. Hal Willner (producer; SNL music supervisor)
  50. Helen Jones Woods (trombone)

Musicians Who Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

  1. J Balvin (Colombian singer)
  2. Sara Bareilles (singer)
  3. Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel)
  4. Chuck Billy (Testament)
  5. Andrea Bocelli (opera singer)
  6. Denis Brott (cello)
  7. Jackson Browne (singer-songwriter)
  8. David Bryan (Bon Jovi)
  9. Larry Campbell (guitar; Bob Dylan; Levon Helm)
  10. Doja Cat (singer)
  11. Christopher Cross (singer-songwriter)
  12. Steve DiGiorgio (Testament)
  13. Placido Domingo (opera singer)
  14. Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds (singer and producer)
  15. Idris Elba (dj)
  16. Wreckless Eric (singer-songwriter)
  17. Gloria Estefan (singer-songwriter)
  18. Marianne Faithfull (singer)
  19. Karol G (Colombian singer-songwriter)
  20. Brandon Hoover (Crown the Empire)
  21. DJ Jazzy Jeff (dj)
  22. Brad "Scarface" Jordan (rapper)
  23. Maynard James Keenan (Tool)
  24. Damian Kulash (OK Go)
  25. Charlotte Lawrence (singer-songwriter)
  26. Madonna
  27. Brian Stokes Mitchell (baritone; broadway)
  28. Ed O'Brien (Radiohead) (probable)
  29. Pink (singer-songwriter)
  30. Ben Platt (Broadway star)
  31. Thelma Plum (singer)
  32. Prince Royce (singer-songwriter)
  33. Kalie Shorr (country singer)
  34. Sturgill Simpson (singer-songwriter)
  35. Sam Smith (singer-songwriter)
  36. Trey Songz (singer-songwriter)
  37. Bernard Sumner (New Order)
  38. John Taylor (Duran Duran)
  39. Slim Thug (rapper)
  40. Aaron Tveit (broadway)
  41. Juan Pablo Villamil (Morat)
  42. Andrew Watt (producer, Ozzy, Cardi B)
  43. Jennifer Wayne (Runaway June)
  44. Kanye West (rapper)
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