The Symphony Orchestra of the Central Conservatory of Music Recruitment Announcement

The Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM), under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of China, is a world-renowned institute of music that represents the highest caliber of music education in China, providing a comprehensive range of specialized programs. It is also China's only art academy listed among the national leading universities supported by the state "Project 211".

With its vision to become a world-renowned conservatory with top-notch programs in music education, and in order to better prepare future generations of music professional leaders for the development of art in China, the CCOM has established a professional symphony orchestra, positioned as a state-level platform for music production and performance. The Symphony Orchestra of the Central Conservatory of Music, as established, is now recruiting a variety of music professionals in orchestral performance from around the world who are interested in becoming a member of the ensemble.
  
Recruitment Requirements:

- Recruitment is open to all applicants from around the world, regardless of nationality, location, gender or age.
- Applicants for performer roles should have good professional ethics and excellent performing skills, and hold at least a bachelor's degree or have an equivalent qualification. Top qualified candidates are selected on a voluntary application basis and through public auditions and exams.

Opening Positions

- Professional performers of orchestral instruments including: violin, viola, cello, contrabass, flute (piccolo), clarinet (bass clarinet), oboe (English horn), bassoon (contrabassoon), French horn, trumpet, tenor trombone, bass trombone, and percussion.

Compensation and Benefits

For concertmaster, principals and musician fellows: A competitive compensation and benefits package based on orchestral positions;
For formal orchestral players: 12 thousand RMB Yuan per month;

All musicians and staff of the Symphony Orchestra are engaged under a contract of service, and covered by China's statutory five social insurance schemes and one housing fund program. A six-month probation applies to all successful applicants. (Probationary pay to be announced.)

How to Apply
- Please download and complete the Application Form of CCOM Symphony Orchestra (see the Appendix II);
- Please submit the related appendixes to jxyt@ccom.edu.cn, please be sure to send the email with the subject line: "Symphony Orchestra - Applied Position - Name of the Applicant". 

*Appendixes:
- electronic copies of your valid personal ID, diploma certificates and CV;
- video file of a specific piece of music selected for audition (please indicate in Chinese the title, name of the composer and duration of the piece)

It is a long-term Recruiting plan, the audition and exam will be done in batches after applications. 

Audition and Exam

1.     Audition based on a prepared piece: Applicants will play one prepared movement of a concerto or sonata, or other solo pieces to demonstrate the highest level of their musical and technical abilities;
2.     Audition based on compulsory pieces: Applicants will play orchestral excerpts designated by the audition panel (Click the link of A List of Orchestral Excerpts for the Audition for more information in the Appendix I)
3.     Sight-reading: The piece to sight-read will be given at the audition.

Audition location: The Central Conservatory of Music, No.43 Baojia Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, P. R. China
Adution date(s): To be arranged in batches after applications.
 
For more information on application requirements, please contact:
Mr. Zhao,
Mobile: (86) 13810727952.

The applicants should bring the originals of valid ID and diploma certificates, along with a CV, for the audition and exam.

 

Appendix I, A List of Orchestral Excerpts for the Audition
Appendix II, Application Form
Office of the President , CCOM , 2017-07-29


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