Does anyone know if Steve Paulson will move down or will someone else win the spot?
Justin Cummings of the Knoxville Symphony won this, congrats to him! The other superfinalists were Qun Ren and Jake Thonis
There are at least three finalists, finals are in late June
No, he is not. He is likely the chair of the audition committee
I ask because the ex second oboist before Emily Beare joined was Rich Johnson who was cincinnati oboe for 54 years (10 as associate, 30 as principal, and 14 as 2nd oboe)
Usually, in a lot of cases, if a long time player within a section wants to move down, they wouldn't have to win a fully fledged audition to do so anyway.