The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is holding auditions. Applicants must submit video evidence that they can:
• sit on command
• stay on command
• bark on command
• stay silent on command
As none of these skills come naturally to professional musicians, the orchestra is looking for four dogs instead. The successful applicants will join musicians on stage in a performance of Leopold Mozart's Jagdsinfonie on 9 June.
If I was in Pittsburgh I'd beg for a ticket for the live final auditions on 13 May.
(With thanks to Amanda Ameer).