The Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra is often looking for musicians to join us.
We do not conduct formal auditions, but rather, trail musicians during the course of a term.
What we require is that you:
* be approximately 6th grade AMEB standard or above
* prepare/practice your parts in advance of the rehearsal term
* be punctual, and available for at least 80% of the rehearsals and all concerts
* inform us in advance of any absences
* help set and pack up each call
*pay the annual or per term membership fees
Membership fees are:
Annual (full): $200 adult, $100 Concession
Per Term (casual): $60 adult, $30 Concession
The Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra is run voluntarily so all members are expected to assist where possible.
Eg, by joining the committee or by being assigned duties that help maintain the functionality of the orchestra.
MEMBERSHIP, WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
As a regular musician with WPO, apart from the wonderful experience of performing with like minded people, becoming a member allows the orchestra to continue to provide to the community of the Eastern Suburbs a wonderful creative platform. Perform with world class soloists, such as Andrey Gugnin, recently debuted with the London Symphony Orchestra and world renowned clarinetist Dimitri Ashkenazy but to name two. So where does your money go?
On average, the WPO rehearses 10 calls per term, or 40 calls year – not including performances. Broken down, this means your full Adult membership fee costs you less than $5 per call, exceptional value! All the administration of WPO is done free of charge, largely by the committee and other musicians in the WPO who volunteer countless hours of their personal time to the running of the orchestra.
SO WHAT DO I DO NOW?
CLICK THE MEMBERSHIP FORM BUTTON BELOW AND DOWNLOAD THE FORM.
FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE FORM.
YES, IT REALLY IS THAT EASY.
Email the orchestra on email@example.com via the 'Contact Us' tab at the top of this page.
How the WPO benefits from it's members
Conductor fees Soloist fees
Tutor fees Music hire
Music purchase Publicity
Marketing Venue hire
Photocopying Artist gifts
Entitled to attend all quarterly meetings
Entitled to attend and vote at the AGM
Entitled to run for the Committee
Full members have priority placement over casual/part members to participate in programs
Discounts on lightweight black music stands from Allen Irwins Violins
Full members receive 2 x complimentary WPO concert tickets to be used at any concert in 2018
1 x complimentary music folder if membership fee paid prior to 28.2.18