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 January 2, 2022

Orchestra and Band Openings

Louisville Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL/THIRD HORN
Resume Date: January 31, 2022
Audition Date: February 21-22, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: $1,280.16 per week
Services: see website
General Information: The 2022-23 Season is 34 weeks, which begins June 1, 2022. These positions are available at the successful candidates’ and orchestra’s mutually agreed upon earliest convenience, and includes instrument, life, major medical insurance, and pension. A refundable $100.00 deposit will be required from those musicians invited to audition. All deadlines in the process are final. Repertoire will not be given over the phone, but please visit our website for more information, and details about other upcoming auditions.
Contact Information: Qualified applicants to either email or mail a typed one-page resume to be received by Monday, January 31, 2022 to: auditions@louisvilleorchestra.org. Auditions Coordinator, Louisville Orchestra, 620 West Main Street, Suite 600, Louisville, KY 40202. http://www.louisvilleorchestra.org
Email: auditions@louisvilleorchestra.org
Website: http://www.louisvilleorchestra.org


Philadelphia Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Third Horn
Resume Date: January 25, 2022
Audition Date: March 28 – 29, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: PRELIMINARY / SEMIFINAL AUDITIONS: March 28 – 29, 2022 & April 27 – May 7, 2022. FINAL AUDITIONS: June 3, 2022. Employment will begin based on the winner’s availability and The Philadelphia Orchestra’s schedule. Candidates advancing to the final round of our auditions will be considered for our substitute list. The Philadelphia Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Strategies (IDEAS) is core to our vision and values, guiding who we are, what we do, and how we do it. IDEAS – PhilOrch.
Contact Information: Please apply at philorch.org/auditions no later than January 25, 2022. Repertoire will be available on our website by January 10, 2022. Complete audition information will be e-mailed after February 10, 2022. Email: auditions@philorch.org. The Philadelphia Orchestra, One South Broad Street, 14th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107, philorch.org
Email: auditions@philorch.org
Website: philorch.org


Allentown Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: February 15, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: All auditions to be held at Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N 6th Street, Allentown, PA 18101.  2021-22 Pay Scale – Section:  $116.31 for 2.5 hr. Rehearsal, $129.70 for 3 hr. Rehearsal. $122.42 for Concert.   Principal musicians receive 25% overscale premium; Assistant Principal musicians receive a 10% overscale premium. Travel reimbursement of $0.45/mile up to 136 miles round trip for all musicians residing more than 20 miles from Miller Symphony Hall.
Contact Information: Audition requirements and application procedure available at http://www.millersymphonyhall.org/symphony/about/auditions.
Website: http://www.millersymphonyhall.org/symphony/about/auditions


Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: January 10, 2022
Audition Date: February 28 – March 1, 2022 and March 11, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer and proud partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support.
Contact Information: Information regarding these auditions will be available online: http://www.bsomusic.org/auditions.
Website: http://www.bsomusic.org/auditions


Cleveland Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – ASSISTANT/UTILITY HORN
Resume Date: January 3, 2022
Audition Date: May 9, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Audition to be held on Monday, May 9, 2022. Deadline for applications is Monday, January 3, 2022. Only a limited number of highly qualified applicants will be invited to audition. The Audition Committee reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards of The Cleveland Orchestra. Employment of successful candidate to begin on a mutually agreed upon date. The Cleveland Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Information: To apply, please visit the musician auditions page of our website at the link below: http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/contact/auditions-careers/musician-auditions/ Repertoire will be posted on the musician auditions page once available.
Website: http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/contact/auditions-careers/musician-auditions/


Dallas Opera
FRENCH HORN – 2nd Horn
Resume Date: December 21, 2021
Audition Date: March 11, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Collective Bargaining Agreement terms currently being negotiated. Section Scale: $1341.20 per week (2020-21 season). $130.00 per week Health and Welfare payment (2020-21 season). Employment beginning with the 2022-23 Season. Auditions in Dallas: Friday, March 11, 2022. Resumes accepted until Monday, December 21, 2021.
Contact Information: Please send a ONE PAGE resume to: orchestraauditions@dallasopera.org
Email: orchestraauditions@dallasopera.org
Website: http://www.dallasopera.org

FRENCH HORN – 4th Horn
Resume Date: December 21, 2021
Audition Date: March 11, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Collective Bargaining Agreement terms currently being negotiated. Section Scale: $1341.20 per week (2020-21 season). $130.00 per week Health and Welfare payment (2020-21 season). Employment beginning with the 2022-23 Season. Auditions in Dallas: Friday, March 11, 2022. Resumes accepted until Monday, December 21, 2021.
Contact Information: Please send a ONE PAGE resume to: orchestraauditions@dallasopera.org
Email: orchestraauditions@dallasopera.org
Website: http://www.dallasopera.org


U.S. Air Force Band
FRENCH HORN – HORN/Ceremonial Brass
Resume Date: January 25, 2022
Audition Date: February 28 & March 1, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: HORN/Ceremonial Brass. Audition date: February 28 & March 1, 2022. Resume & MP3/CD due: January 25, 2022. Annual Starting Salary $67,676 – $70,160. Full Military Benefits 30 Days Vacation. Full medical and dental benefits. Post 9-11 GI Bill for college up to $80,000. Four-year minimum enlistment required. Maximum age at time of enlistment is 39.
Contact Information: All auditions held in Washington, D.C. For application requirements and audition repertoire, visit our website: http://www.music.af.mil/Auditions/Upcoming-Vacancies
Website: http://www.music.af.mil/Auditions/Upcoming-Vacancies


Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – PRINCIPAL HORN & THIRD HORN/ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: January 14, 2022
Audition Date: FEBRUARY 14 & 15, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
Contact Information: Please email your one-page resume to: auditions@vancouversymphony.ca. Please specify position title in your email subject line.
Email: auditions@vancouversymphony.ca
Website: http://www.vancouversymphony.ca


Allentown Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – HORN 2
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: February 15, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: All auditions to be held at Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N 6th Street, Allentown, PA 18101. 2021-22 Pay Scale – Section: $116.31 for 2.5 hr. Rehearsal, $129.70 for 3 hr. Rehearsal. $122.42 for Concert. Principal musicians receive 25% overscale premium. Travel reimbursement of $0.45/mile up to 136 miles round trip for all musicians residing more than 20 miles from Miller Symphony Hall.
Contact Information: Audition requirements and application procedure available at http://www.millersymphonyhall.org/symphony/about/auditions.
Email: personnel@allentownsymphony.org
Website: http://www.millersymphonyhall.org/symphony/about/auditions


Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – 2ND HORN
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: Jan. 5-12, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Glimmerglass offers a summer season with a per service rate ($206.60/principal | $176.58/section), a minimum of 5.5 weekly services and a daily living allowance for eligible musicians. Musicians with diverse backgrounds, identities and experiences are encouraged to apply. The Glimmerglass Festival is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Information: Visit http://www.glimmerglass.org/auditions for more details.
Website: http://www.glimmerglass.org/auditions


Minnesota Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: November 15, 2021
Audition Date: January 6–10, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Auditions will be held January 6–10, 2022. Resume receipt deadline: November 15, 2021. Preliminary audition recordings may be required and will be due December 3. Employment will begin as soon as the winner’s availability and the Minnesota Orchestra schedule allow. The Minnesota Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Minnesota Orchestra is proud to be a partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support.
Contact Information: Only highly qualified musicians should apply immediately by sending a brief one-page resume to: Email: audition@mnorch.org or Orchestra Personnel – Assoc. Princ. Horn Audition 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Repertoire and further information will be provided upon receipt of a resume.
Email: audition@mnorch.org
Website: http://www.mnorch.org


Oregon Symphony
FRENCH HORN – Second Horn
Resume Date: November 29, 2021
Audition Date: January 10-12, 2022
Start Date: September 2022
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Employment to begin in September 2022. Section base compensation for the 2021-2022, 40-week season: $60,120.24 (rate of pay listed is based on the last year of the current contract, and includes EMG and instrument maintenance/insurance allowance). Benefits include fully paid medical/dental insurance, LTD, AFM pension plan, and paid parking.
Contact Information: Application information and repertoire found at http://www.orsymphony.org/auditions. Applications must be received no later than November 29, 2021.
Website: http://www.orsymphony.org/auditions


Santa Barbara Symphony
FRENCH HORN – 4TH HORN
Resume Date: November 29, 2021
Audition Date: JANUARY 10-12, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: JANUARY 10-12, 2022. Application Deadline: November 29, 2021. Employment will begin as soon as mutually agreeable to both the winner and the Santa Barbara Symphony. If a titled position is filled by an existing member of the Santa Barbara Symphony, a 1-year position may also be awarded at the auditions.
Contact Information: Online Application Form: thesymphony.org/auditions
Website: http://www.thesymphony.org/auditions


Academic Openings

Assistant Professor of Horn, The University of Memphis

Assistant Professor of Horn, Appalachian State University

Assistant Professor of Horn, The University of Oklahoma

Instructor, Music – Horn Jacksonville State University

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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