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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:


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



Audition Dates: January 19-22, 2019 2017

Resume Deadline: November 30, 2018

Associate Principal Bassoon Repertoire 2019

Employment for this position 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:

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 above.


Audition Date: November 6, 2018

Applications for this audition are now closed

Updated 11/1/2018

Telesales Representatives are needed by DCM Teleservices, which manages the Houston Symphony telemarketing program. Click on the job title to view the job description and requirements.

Part-time Telesales Representative

Please submit resume to:


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