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Arapahoe Philharmonic, Inc.

Cherry Hills Village
Contracted, Part Time
Posted February 9, 2021

Principal Musician Job Description

Please find excerpts and audition instructions, arapahoe-phil.org.

Principals are independent contractors of the organization and will receive an IRS 1099 statement for compensation at the end of the calendar year.

Agreements are done season-by-season, August through May, and are subject to renegotiation each year. Most education/outreach opportunities are compensated separately.

Rehearsals take place on most Tuesday nights beginning mid-August through early/mid-May. Dress rehearsals take place on Thursday nights. Concerts are held on Friday nights. Some exceptions/additional performances may apply and will be outlined on the full orchestra schedule. Engagements that are added after the agreement has been signed will be negotiated separately.


  • Attend all rehearsals and performances as outlined in the orchestra schedule. (Minimal absences are allowed in consultation with the Music Director.)
  • Be prepared to perform the music to be rehearsed, ensure that your section is prepared to perform, and support the overall development of artistic quality.
  • Serve as personnel manager for your section; engage substitutes for yourself when necessary and for others in your section if/when they must miss a rehearsal; track attendance and encourage compliance with the attendance protocols outlined in the Members Handbook, and participate in the resolution of personnel matters.
  • Serve as liaison/communicate with the Music Director, AP staff, Orchestra Advisory Council, Operations Manager, other principals, and other individuals/entities as needed to ensure a smooth-running operation.
  • Serve as an ambassador and public advocate for and representative of the orchestra.
  • Recruit section members as needed and participate in judging auditions and/or competitions as necessary.

If offered the position, an AP representative will walk through the agreement with you to ensure you understand the terms and answer any questions you may have.

Arapahoe Philharmonic Inc., www.arapahoe-phil.org, 303-781-1892

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