Orchestra Auditions

The Houston Symphony, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Music Director, announces auditions for the following full-time positions:


Principal Clarinet

Audition Dates: September 8 and 9, 2014

Applications for this position are now closed.

Click here for audition repertoire.

Employment for this position to begin January 2015, or later, as the winning candidate’s availability and the Houston Symphony schedule allow.


Principal Bass

Audition Dates: September 15-18, 2014

Applications for this position are now closed.

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Employment for this position to begin during the 2014-2014, as the winning candidate’s availability and the Houston Symphony schedule allow.


Section Viola

Audition Dates: Preliminary and Semifinal Rounds, October 13-15, 2014; Finals, Nov. 20, 2014

Application Deadline: Sept. 2, 2014

Click here for audition repertoire.

Employment for this position to begin January 2015, or later, as the winning candidate’s availability and the Houston Symphony schedule allow.

 

Piccolo/Flute

Audition Dates: Preliminary and Semifinal Rounds, October 27-29, 2014; Finals, Nov. 24, 2014

Application Deadline: Sept. 2, 2014

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Employment for this position to June, 2015, or later, as the winning candidate’s availability and the Houston Symphony schedule allow.

 

Fourth Horn

Auditions Dates: November 10-12, 2014

Application Deadline: September 29, 2014

Audition repertoire will be posted here. Please check back.

Employment for this position to June, 2015, or later, as the winning candidate’s availability and the Houston Symphony schedule allow.

 

Section Cello

Auditions will be held January 12-14, 2015

Application Deadline: November 24, 2014

Audition repertoire will be posted here. Please check back.

Employment for this position to June, 2015, or later, as the winning candidate’s availability and the Houston Symphony schedule allow.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

To be considered for an invitation to audition, highly qualified candidates should submit a one-page résumé, including email address and telephone number, to be received in our offices no later than the indicated deadline.

Please email résumé (PDF or MSWord) tohssauditions@houstonsymphony.org

Please include the name of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email.

 

Or mail to:

Audition Coordinator, Houston Symphony

615 Louisiana St. Suite 102, Houston TX  77002-2798

Attn: (Name of Instrument) Auditions

 

No phone calls please.

All auditions are held onstage at Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street, Houston Texas. Preliminary and Semifinal Rounds are screened.

The audition committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest artistic standards.

The Houston Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

EMPLOYMENT

The Houston Symphony has a 52-week season, including 9 weeks of paid vacation. Current minimum weekly salary is $1,690. Benefits include health insurance, instrument insurance, disability insurance, and pension contributions to the AFM-EPF equivalent to 6.54% of salary.

 

HOUSTON SYMPHONY AUDITIONS FOR SUBSTITUTE AND EXTRA MUSICIANS

The Houston Symphony Announces Audition for Per Service Substitute and Extra Musicians for the following instruments:

Violin -  Friday, October 3, 2014, beginning 10:00 AM

application deadline: September 22, 2014

one or more positions for contracted substitute violin may also be offered as a result of this audition

Please see application procedure above

Click Here for Audition Repertoire

 

 

 

 

 

updated 8/18/2014

 

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