I've been taking a look at some auditions for US orchestras (not that i'm looking to audition, just interested in what's being asked for, and also what you can expect to be paid). I took a notice of these "Per Service" jobs, with some orchestras offering $50 per service for Tutti strings.
Now, I was also able to lay my hands on a rehearsal schedule for one of these orchestras, which had 22 calls (5 concerts, 17 2 and a half hour rehearsals), and just wondered if that would constitute 22 "services".
It just seems to me that it's extremely poor pay for musicians - $20/hour. Now I hope that I'm reading this incorrectly, or that there's extra information that I don't know about.
Can anyone please shed some light?
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