Orchestra Auditions

(Auditions for Substitute and Extra musicians are listed at the bottom of this page)

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

SECOND TRUMPET

Preliminary Round Auditions will be held February 23-24, 2015

Semifinal Round: February 25, 2015

Final Round: March 17, 2015

Applications for this audition are now closed

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

 

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL SECOND VIOLIN

SECTION FIRST VIOLIN (1 POSITION)*

SECTION SECOND VIOLIN (1 POSITION)*

*Section and chair of these positions pending internal auditions.

Preliminary Round Auditions will be held March 8-9, 2015

Semifinal Round: March 10, 2015

Final Round: March 11, 2015

Applications for this audition are now closed

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Employment for these positions to begin June, 2015, or later, as the winning candidates' availability and the Houston Symphony schedule allow.

 

SECTION VIOLA (6TH STAND INSIDE)

Preliminary Round Auditions will be held April 20-21, 2015

Semifinal Round: April 21, 2015

Final Round: Early May, 2015, date tbd

Application Deadline: February 16, 2015

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Employment for these positions to begin June, 2015, or later, as the winning candidates' 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) to[email protected]

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. To apply, please use applicaton procedure detailed above. 

 

PERCUSSION - Wednesday, February 4, 2015, beginning 2:00 PM

Applications for this audition are now closed

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updated 1/31/2015

 

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