The audition resulted in a no hire...
No horn player has gotten tenure there in about 10 years, either, as far as I'm aware.
I take it back. I believe the third horn was tenured in the 2014 or 2015 season, but has since left.
The current 2nd horn auditioned in 2018 and has tenure
Thanks for the correction!
Atlanta is really good at doing no-hires.
Really? That's so unfortunate. I feel like a no-hire should be an absolute last resort and I suppose maybe it is for some orchestras but it's sadly all too common these days. There are so many talented players out there that statistically it's just hard to believe that after vetting resumes, listening to 100+ (I dunno how many specificly) players and three rounds spanning 3 months that no one was deemed even trial worthy? Hey, but I'm just a commenter on an audition forum 🤷🏻♂️.
Congrats to those finalists!
There is no such clause in their current contract. Most likely this, as most no-hires are, was the fault of individual committee dynamics and mismatched expectations.
Sorry, what I meant was that their contract language puts a significant amount of power in the hands of their Music Director. There are 7 musicians on the committee and the MD gets 6 votes. A candidate could get 6 out of 7 musician votes, but wouldn't even be discussed or considered for a trial if the MD initially votes no. As you said, "individual committee dynamics and mismatched expectations" paired with audition rules like this could lead to more no-hires than in other places.
I belive there were three finalists. Nick Auer, Valerie Sly and Reese Farnell.
Can anyone confirm?
Yes those were the finalists.
That is correct