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Founded in 1913, the Houston Symphony is one of America’s oldest performing arts organizations with a distinguished musical history. The Houston Symphony performs over 170 concerts for more than 350,000 people every year, featuring an innovative and broad spectrum of classical, popular, education and community-based symphonic programming.
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Please view the below for information on positions currently available at the Houston Symphony. The Houston Symphony is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workplace.
The Houston Symphony, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Music Director, announces auditions for the following positions:
Audition Dates: May 6–12
Application Deadline: Applications should be received no later than 5pm CST on April 1, 2019. Candidates invited to Houston for the audition will be notified by April 15, 2019. Please click this link for full audition and application information.
Submit resume only with cover letter, as well as links to two conducting videos (via YouTube or shared site such as DropBox) with orchestra or chamber ensemble representing contrasting styles to:
Rebecca Zabinski, Director of Artistic Planning
615 Louisiana St., Suite 102, Houston, TX 77002
or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL SECOND VIOLIN
Audition Dates: April 29-30 & May 1, 2019
Application Deadline: March 30, 2019
Employment to begin June 2019, or later, as the winning candidate’s availability and the Houston Symphony schedule allow.
To be considered for an invitation to audition, highly qualified candidates should submit a one-page resume, including email address and telephone number, no later than the indicated deadline.
Please email resume (PDF or MSWord) to: email@example.com
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.
The Houston Symphony has a 52-week season, including 9 weeks of paid vacation. Minimum annual salary for the 2019-2020 season is $101,140, increasing to $105,300 in 2020-2021. Benefits include health/dental/vision insurance, instrument insurance, disability insurance, and pension contributions to the AFM-EPF.
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 application procedure detailed below.
PERCUSSION SUBSTITUTE AND EXTRA
DRUM SET SUBSTITUTE AND EXTRA
These two auditions will be held separately on the same date. Applicants should specify which audition (or both), they wish to participate in.
Audition Date: March 4, 2019
Resume Deadline: February 11, 2019
Application for these auditions is now closed.