Thoughts on Teaching and Playing the Horn

Job Listings

I will post regular updates to this list of job advertisements. In addition to orchestral openings, there is also a section for academic openings and links to other resources. To submit corrections, or if you know of a horn-related job opening that you would like listed here, please contact me (boldin.james@gmail.com).

Orchestra/Band Openings: Updated May 2, 2015

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Horn (Principal, Associate Principal)
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: June 8-10, 2015
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: JoAnn Falletta, Artistic Advisor
Contact Information: Auditions will be held in Honolulu Recorded auditions may be accepted pending the results of live auditions
Website: Hawaiisymphonyorchestra.org/auditions

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Assistant Principal and Third Horn; (Two positions) Only highly qualified applicants will be invited to this audition. Final auditions for these positions will be held in Seattle on Monday, June 15, 2015. Preliminary auditions may begin as early as Friday, June 12, 2015. http://www.seattlesymphony.org/about/careers/auditions

Colorado Springs Philharmonic
FRENCH HORN – Principal French Horn
Resume Date: 5/5/15
Audition Date: May 19-22, 2015
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Complete information will be provided on receipt of resume. Should a current member win a position, the resulting vacancy may be offered. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic does not pay travel expenses for musicians of the orchestra who live outside of Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contact Information: Please send resume to:  David Halvorson, Personnel Manager; C/O Colorado Springs Philharmonic; P.O. Box 1266; Colorado Springs, CO 80901
Email: davidh@csphilharmonic.org
Website: http://www.csphilharmonic.org

Lancaster Festival USA
FRENCH HORN – 3rd Horn
Resume Date: 4/17/15
Audition Date: See website
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: An Equal Opportunity Employer LANCASTER FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Gary Sheldon, Conductor July 21 – Aug 1, 2015 Featuring Classical and Pops, Full and  Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Music
Contact Information: Mail one page resume to: Steven Rosenberg, Manager Lancaster Festival Orchestra 1609 Oakview Drive Columbus, OH 43235 Or Email: srosenberg@lancasterfestival.org
Email: srosenberg@lancasterfestival.org
Website: http://www.lancasterfestival.org

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Second French Horn
Resume Date: 4/27/15
Audition Date: May 17-18, 2015
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Should any position be filled by a current member of the RPO, the resulting vacancy may be filled at these auditions. Repertoire lists available at: http://www.rpo.org/auditions
Contact Information: Send Resume to: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra William Hunt, Auditions Coordinator 108 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14604
Email: bhunt@rpo.org
Website: http://www.rpo.org/auditions

Virginia Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Principal Horn
Resume Date: 4/24/15
Audition Date: May 8-9, 2015
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: The Virginia Symphony performs a 42 week season including classical, pops, family, ballet and opera repertoire. For complete details, please visit http://www.virginiasymphony.org
Contact Information: Qualified applicants please send one page resume, confirmation form (available from our website) and $50 audition deposit To: James B. Nesbit, Personnel Manager Virginia Symphony Orchestra 150 Boush Street, Suite 201 Norfolk, VA  23510 Email:  jnesbit@virginiasymphony.org
Email: jnesbit@virginiasymphony.org
Website: http://www.virginiasymphony.org

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Principal Horn
Resume Date: 3/30/15
Audition Date: May 18-19, 2015
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Openings for the 2015-2016 Season
Contact Information: Please send résumé and $75 deposit check to: FWSO Audition 330 E. Fourth Street, Suite 200 Fort Worth, TX 76102
Website: http://www.fwsymphony.org

Houston Grand Opera
FRENCH HORN – Fourth Horn/Third Horn
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: May 2015
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Please check website for deadlines, repertoire lists and further information: http://www.hgo.org
Contact Information: Orchestra Auditions Houston Grand Opera, 510 Preston St, Houston, Texas 77002 Houston Grand Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Website: http://www.hgo.org/auditions

Pro Musica Chamber Orch. Columbus
FRENCH HORN – Principal Horn
Resume Date: 4/28/15
Audition Date: May 7, 2015
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Audition repertoire will not be given over the telephone. ProMusica is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ONLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES SHOULD APPLY.
Contact Information: Send a one-page professional resumé and a $50 check (payable to ProMusica and refundable ) to:   Thomas Battenberg, Personnel Manager, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, 600 East Broad Street, Ste. 300, Columbus, OH 43215.
Website: http://www.promusicacolumbus.org

San Francisco Opera Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Co-Principal Horn
Resume Date: 4/20/15
Audition Date: June 23-26, 2015
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: See webpage
Services: see website
General Information: The winning candidate(s) will be required to show proof of US citizenship or eligibility to work. The San Francisco Opera Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Information: Qualified applicants please email (preferred) a cover letter and one-page resume to orch-auditions@sfopera.com (specify instrument in the subject line) or MAIL to: San Francisco Opera; Attn: Tracy Davis, Orchestra Manager 301 Van Ness Ave.; San Francisco, CA  94102
Email: orch-auditions@sfopera.com

Toledo Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Principal Horn with ensembles
Resume Date: 5/4/15
Audition Date: 5/18/15
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Employment information, audition schedule and repertoire will be forwarded upon acceptance of resume. Repertoire will not be provided over the phone or website.
Contact Information: If this position is filled by a current orchestra member, the vacated position may be offered to the next best qualified candidate. For information, please write to: Keith McWatters auditions@toledosymphony.com
Email: auditions@toledosymphony.com
Website: http://www.toledosymphony.com

The United States Navy Band, Washington, D.C.
FRENCH HORN
Concert/Ceremonial Band
Audition Date: May 6, 2015
Materials Due: April 20, 2015
Website: http://www.navyband.navy.mil/auditions.shtml

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Assistant Principal Utility Horn
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: 5/11/15
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is a self governing cooperative and a member of the American Federation of Musicians. Audition details are available at lpomusic.com.
Contact Information: Mail a one page resume with a $50 deposit check to JT Kane Orchestra Personnel and Popular Programming Manager 1010 Common Street, Suite 2120 New Orleans, LA 70112
Email: rebecca.cain@lpomusic.com
Website: http://www.lpomusic.com

Los Angeles Philharmonic
FRENCH HORN – Associate Principal Horn
Resume Date: 2/27/15
Audition Date: May 2-10, 2015
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Repertoire information will not be given over the telephone. Resumés by fax will not be accepted.
Contact Information: For further information, please send two copies of your one page resumé to: Orchestra Personnel Attn: (Specify position) auditions Email: Auditions@LAPhil.org Los Angeles Philharmonic 151 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
Email: Auditions@LAPhil.org
Website: http://www.LAPhil.com

*Additional Job Openings Posted at Musical Chairs.

Academic Openings

State University of New York Potsdam, Visiting Assistant Professor of Horn

University of Southern Mississippi, Assistant Professor of Horn

University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Assistant or Associate Professor of Horn

University of Idaho, Assistant Professor of Horn

University of Montana, Assistant Professor of Music in Music Theory & Applied Horn

University of New Mexico, Instructor of Horn, Open Rank

Stony Brook University, Artist in Residence, Horn

The University of Texas at Tyler, Assistant Professor of Music (High Brass)

Competitions

Resources

AcademicKeys.com

American Federation of Musicians (member access only)

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The College Music Society (member access only)

HigherEdJobs

International Horn Society (Performance Jobs) (Teaching Jobs)

Musical Chairs

My Auditions

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  1. Thank you for this resource! I just wanted to drop by and let you know that they changed the audition date for both horn auditions in Pittsburgh from June 17th to July 10th.

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