Announcements | 2017 spring semester

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, please be sure to send the email with the subject line: "Symphony Orchestra - Applied Position - Name of the Applicant". 

- 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)

Application period
From February 26th to March 8th, 2018

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 dates: March 9th-11th, 2018
Audition location: The Central Conservatory of Music, No.43 Baojia Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, P. R. China. For questions of application, please contact Ms. Zhang: 18600919556

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 , 2018-02-26

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