Cirque Du Soleil Seeking Trumpet/Guitar Player

Cirque du Soleil presents live shows that combine, in an innovative way, acrobatics, theatre, dance, music and singing. Presented under Big Tops, in theatres or arenas, our 20 shows and original special events are all unique experiences.

Cirque is searching for a trumpet/guitar player for an upcoming touring show titled KOOZA. KOOZA tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor. Between strength and fragility, laughter and smiles, turmoil and harmony, KOOZA explores themes of fear, identity, recognition and power.

Cirque du Soleil is seeking a trumpet/guitar player to be part of a group of musicians dedicated to the live interpretation of the music composed for KOOZA.
•        Male or female
•        Aged 18 years or above
•        Excellent technical skills on trumpet
•        Strong technical skills on acoustic guitar
•        Excellent level of interpretation of jazz, big band, pop, rock funk on trumpet
•        Ability to perform improvised solos on trumpet.

•        Good understanding of English or French
•        Solid and varied stage experience
•        Good physical shape
•        Extensive musical vocabulary
•        Experience with in-ear monitors a strong asset
•         No fear of heights
•        Ability to work in a constantly evolving context and environment
•        Ability to tour/travel (valid passport).

Application instructions
Please submit your application, including:

  1. Your resumé
  2. Two photos (one headshot and one full-body shot)
  3. Video excerpts of the following elements:
    a. A one-minute presentation to the camera: tell us your name, general background and the reasons for your interest in joining Cirque du Soleil
    b. Recent footage of an actual performance or rehearsal, in which we can see you performing on the trumpet and also sections on the guitar;
    c. Video recording of the KOOZA Trumpet specific audition kit: Use this link to access the kit; app.box.com/shared/r13k7ivm11
    d. Video recording of the KOOZA Guitar specific audition kit: Use this link to access the kit: app.box.com/s/0zzz61invyykl6goxgc3gpvcrywzj1ao Please read the guidelines document carefully before recording your specific audition kit demo.

Location Touring South America and Australia in 2016
Duration of contract February 2016 – Dec. 31, 2016 with an option to renew
Deadline for submissions Jan. 25

For more information and to apply, visit cirk.me/1mFCEQk