Finding work

Job listings

There are a range of sites listing jobs and freelance opportunities for musicians. These include:

Diary services

If you are a classical musician interested in picking up freelance orchestral work, joining a diary service can be a good way of managing this. Two of the main UK diary services are Morgensterns and the Musician’s Answering Service.

Creative Choices provides an overview of what to expect as a freelance classical musician, while Morgensterns have also published a Survival Guide for freelance orchestral players.

Auditions

Morgensterns, in partnership with the Musicians Union, developed a series of masterclasses on how to approach an orchestral audition. The masterclasses were filmed and you can watch them online. They cover such topics as audition objectives, breathing, playing from memory, interpretation and what panels look for.

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