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 positions:  

CONCERTMASTER

Audition Dates: October 17-19, 2016

Resumé Deadline: September 1, 2016

Click here for audition repertoire.

The Audition Committee reserves the right to award any other available positions through this audition, including any vacancy that may result from a position being offered to a current member of the Houston Symphony.

Employment for this position to begin during the 2017-2018 Season, or later, as the winning candidate’s availability and the Houston Symphony schedule allow.

 

CONTRABASSOON/BASSOON

Audition Dates: October 31-November 2, 2016

Resumé Deadline: September 1, 2016

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Employment for this position to begin June 2017, 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 resumé, including email address and telephone number, no later than the indicated deadline.

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

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

No phone calls please.

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 $1,745. 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 annnounces auditions for per-service substitute and extra musicians for the following instruments. To apply, please use the application procedure detailed above. 

 

Viola - Sunday, October 23, 2016

THIS AUDITION IS NOW CLOSED.

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Horn - Monday, October 24, 2016

THIS AUDITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Check back for Audition Repertoire

 

Cello - Saturday, October 29, 2016

Resumé Deadline: August 30, 2016

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An 8-month contracted-substitute position beginning in December, 2016 may be offered from this audition. This will be a weekly salaried position, including benefits and paid vacation. Please indicate in your email if you are interested in the contracted-substitute position.

 

Violin - Monday, November 7, 2016

Resumé Deadline: September 8, 2016

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Bass - Monday, November 8, 2016

Resumé Deadline: September 9, 2016

Click Here for Audition Repertoire

 

Harp - Monday, November 8, 2016

Resumé Deadline: September 9, 2016

Click Here for Audition Repertoire

 

 

updated 8/26/2016

 

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