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).

Updated June 1, 2022

Orchestra and Band Openings

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: July 31, 2022
Audition Date: September 18-20, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: The Audition Committee reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting professional standards at these auditions. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Contact Information: For further information or to apply, go to aso.org/auditions
Website: aso.org/auditions


Boston Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: July 31, 2022
Audition Date: October 24-25, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Resumes due on or before: July 31, 2022.  Preliminary Auditions: October 24, 2022.  Semi-Final and Final Auditions: October 25, 2022.  Employment will begin as soon as a winners availability and the Boston Symphony Orchestra schedule allow.  A digital audio recording may be required to supplement resume, but please do not send at this time.  Further information will be emailed soon after the resume deadline. Repertoire will also be posted at that time on the BSO website, bso.org. The Audition Committee of the Boston Symphony Orchestra reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions.
Contact Information: Highly qualified applicants: Please visit http://www.bso.org/auditions
Website: http://www.bso.org/auditions


Des Moines Symphony
FRENCH HORN – ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: Aug 1, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: $126.48 Per Service
Services: 60 Services Scheduled in 2022-23
General Information: Principal Scale $182.46 Per Service. Section Scale $126.48 Per Service. 60 Services Scheduled in 2022-23
Contact Information: FURTHER DETAILED AUDITION INFORMATION: dmsymphony.org/about/auditions
Website: dmsymphony.org/about/auditions


Santa Barbara Symphony
FRENCH HORN – Fourth Horn
Resume Date: July 11, 2022
Audition Date: August 22-23, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Application Deadline: July 11, 2022. Employment will begin as soon as mutually agreeable to both the winner and the Santa Barbara Symphony.
Contact Information: Online Application Form: �thesymphony.org/auditions
Website: http://www.thesymphony.org/auditions


Dallas Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: June 1, 2022
Audition Date: October 3, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: The DSO will offer a limited number of audition travel scholarships. Information will be available online at http://www.dallassymphony.org/about-the-dso/careers/auditions. Employment to begin upon the mutual agreement of the Dallas Symphony Association and the winning candidates. The audition committee of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards. The Dallas Symphony is an equal opportunity employer and a proud partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS)
Contact Information: Please submit a one-page resume to auditions@dalsym.com by Wednesday, June 1, 2022.
Email: auditions@dalsym.com
Website: http://www.dallassymphony.org/about-the-dso/careers/auditions


Spokane Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Principal Horn – Tenure Track – 1 Year Possibly Permanent
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: July 1, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: $24,120
Services: 160
General Information: The 2022-23 Master Agreement wages are under negotiation. Wages reflected below are from the 2021-22 season.  Details at http://www.spokanesymphony.org
Contact Information: Applicants please send a one-page professional resume and $50 deposit to: MacLean Ferguson, Spokane Symphony Personnel Manager, P.O. Box 365, Spokane WA 99210-0365. MacLeanFerguson@spokanesymphony.org.
Email: MacLeanFerguson@spokanesymphony.org
Website: http://www.spokanesymphony.org

FRENCH HORN – Assistant Principal Horn – Tenure Track
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: July 1, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: $11,187.33
Services: 87
General Information: The 2022-23 Master Agreement wages are under negotiation. Wages reflected below are from the 2021-22 season. Details at http://www.spokanesymphony.org
Contact Information: Applicants please send a one-page professional resume and $50 deposit to: MacLean Ferguson, Spokane Symphony Personnel Manager, P.O. Box 365, Spokane WA 99210-0365. MacLeanFerguson@spokanesymphony.org.
Email: MacLeanFerguson@spokanesymphony.org
Website: http://www.spokanesymphony.org

FRENCH HORN – Horn Chair 3 – Tenure Track
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: July 1, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: $19,040
Services: 160
General Information: The 2022-23 Master Agreement wages are under negotiation. Wages reflected below are from the 2021-22 season.  Details at http://www.spokanesymphony.org
Contact Information: Applicants please send a one-page professional resume and $50 deposit to:  MacLean Ferguson, Spokane Symphony Personnel Manager, P.O. Box 365, Spokane WA 99210-0365. MacLeanFerguson@spokanesymphony.org.
Email: MacLeanFerguson@spokanesymphony.org
Website: http://www.spokanesymphony.org


Kennedy Center/Washington Opera Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: May 2, 2022
Audition Date: July 10-11, 2022
Salary/Benefits: Assistant principal salary is approximately $78,515 plus benefits
General Information: Application Deadline for all positions: May 2, 2022. Employment will begin in September 2022. For 330 hours of opera and 230 hours of ballet in the 2022-23 season, principal salary is approximately $89,222 plus benefits, and assistant principal salary is approximately $78,515 plus benefits. Current CBA agreements run through the 2023-24 season. There is also potential for extra work. Resumes received after the above deadline will not be considered. Equal Opportunity Employers.
Contact Information: Qualified candidates should mail or email a ONE PAGE resume to: The Kennedy Center, KCOHO/WNOO Auditions, Attn: Ashley Stonebraker, Orchestra Manager, 2600 Virginia Avenue NW, Suite 210; Washington, DC 20037. Email: wnoauditions@kennedy-center.org. Information will be mailed by May 20, 2022 for Violin II and Oboe. Information will be mailed by May 27, 2022 for Clarinet and Horn.
Email: wnoauditions@kennedy-center.org
Website: http://www.kennedy-center.org


Lancaster Festival USA
FRENCH HORN – 2nd Horn
Resume Date: April 22, 2022
Salary/Benefits: $1,269
General Information: 35th Anniversary Season July 19-30, 2022. Compensation based on number of services. Plus housing and travel. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contact Information: Email resume by April 22 to: lanfest.srosenberg@gmail.com.
Email: lanfest.srosenberg@gmail.com
Website: http://www.lancasterfestival.org


Orchestre symphonique de Montreal

FRENCH HORN – 3rd HORN
Resume Date: April 22, 2022
Audition Date: June 4, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Employment to begin:  as soon as possible.   The OSM reserves the right to cancel this audition in the event of a tightening by government authorities of health measures related to COVID-19. The audition committee reserves the right to dismiss, at any time during the audition procedure, any candidate who does not meet the required standard of the OSM.
Contact Information: Highly qualified applicants are asked to fill out the registration form online and to send a one-page resume to auditions@osm.ca. A $50 deposit is required for the audition (see payment instructions in the registration form). More details: https://www.osm.ca/en/auditions
Email: auditions@osm.ca
Website: http://www.osm.ca/en/auditions


New York Philharmonic

FRENCH HORN – PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: March 21, 2022
Audition Date: see website
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Resumes Due March 21, 2022. Recorded Prelims Due April 24, 2022. Live Prelims April 24-25, May 3, 7-9, 2022. Semi-finals June 5-6, 2022. Finals June 7, 2022. The New York Philharmonic is an equal opportunity employer, and is proud to be a partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS). NAAS offers grants to support audition-related travel expenses. For more information, visit the NAAS website at http://www.sphinxmusic.org/naas-grants.
Contact Information: Please send your one-page resume to auditions@nyphil.org with ‘Principal Horn’ in the email subject line. Visit our website at http://www.nyphil.org/auditions.
Email: auditions@nyphil.org
Website: http://www.nyphil.org/auditions


Academic Openings

Competitions

International Horn Competition of America

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

4 Comments

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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