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 February 1, 2023

Orchestra and Band Openings

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – ASSISTANT / UTILITY HORN
Resume Date: February 12, 2023
Audition Date: March 12-14, 2023
Start Date: Employment for this position is available starting in September 2023.
Salary/Benefits: The minimum weekly salary is $1,206.88. Benefits include three weeks paid vacation, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance with 90% employer premium contribution, Instrument Insurance, and 8.72% employer contribution to AFM/Employer’s Pension plan.
Services: The 2023-24 season is 38 weeks, including an optional 4-week Summer Season.
General Information: Employment for these positions is available starting in September 2023. The 2023-24 season is 38 weeks, including an optional 4-week Summer Season. The minimum weekly salary for both the Assistant / Utility Horn position and the Section Bassoon & Contrabassoon position is $1,206.88. Benefits include three weeks paid vacation, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance with 90% employer premium contribution, Instrument Insurance, and 8.72% employer contribution to AFM/Employer’s Pension plan. Audition information, including repertoire, will be posted online at http://www.charlottesymphony.org. No telephone calls please. The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Resumes will not be collected nor screened. Minorities are encouraged to apply.
Contact Information: Highly qualified applicants should express an interest in auditioning to: Email: auditions@charlottesymphony.org. Please type “Assistant/Utility Horn” or “Section/Contrabassoon” in the subject of your email. or mail to Charlotte Symphony  Orchestra Personnel Manager, 128 S. Tryon Street, Suite 350, Charlotte, NC 28202
Email: auditions@charlottesymphony.org
Website: http://www.charlottesymphony.org


Cleveland Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – ASSISTANT/UTILITY HORN
Resume Date: March 1, 2023
Audition Date: May 1, 2023
Start Date: Employment of successful candidate to begin on a mutually agreed upon date.
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Repertoire will be posted on the musician auditions page once available. 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/orchestra-auditions/
Website: http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/contact/auditions-careers/orchestra-auditions/


Eugene Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – PRINCIPAL HORN (Core Complement)
Resume Date: May 13, 2023
Audition Date: May 20, 2023
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: Principal scale for 2023/24 is $175.29 per service
Services: 2023/24 Season Service Guarantee for Core Complement members is 62 services
General Information: 2023/24 Season Service Guarantee for Core Complement members is 62 services, for Full Complement members is 20 services.  Principal scale for 2023/24 is $175.29 per service, Section scale for 2023/24 is $140.23 per service.  Repertoire and more information at eugenesymphony.org. If vacancies are filled from within the orchestra, the resulting vacancy may be offered to a runner-up.
Contact Information: Submit resume and $50 refundable audition deposit no less than 7 days in advance of audition to: Lindsay Pearson, General Manager, 115 West 8th Ave. #115, Eugene, OR 97401. Audition deposit will be returned at the audition or by mail if cancellation is made no less than 7 days in advance.
Website: https://eugenesymphony.org/about-us/get-involved/auditions


Los Angeles Philharmonic
FRENCH HORN – Associate Principal Horn
Resume Date: March 15, 2023
Audition Date: May 30, June 1, & June 3, 2023
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Auditions will be held in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Auditions and Renewals Committee reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions. The Los Angeles Philharmonic is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Information: Visit http://www.laphil.com/auditions for more information and to download the LA Phil Resume form. For LA Phil Resident Fellows Program: visit http://www.laphil.com/ResidentFellows for more information.
Email: auditions@laphil.org
Website: http://www.laphil.com/auditions


Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – 4th Horn
Resume Date: March 5, 2023
Audition Date: May 20-23, 2023
Start Date: Employment to begin at earliest mutually agreed upon date, but no later than September 2023
Salary/Benefits: Minimum compensation is $69,039 for the 41-week 2022-2023 season.
Services: see website
General Information: Employment to begin at earliest mutually agreed upon date, but no later than September 2023. The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra audition committee reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at any point during this audition process.
Contact Information: Highly qualified candidates should visit our website for more information at http://www.mso.org/about/employment/orchestra_auditions.
Website: http://www.mso.org/about/employment/orchestra_auditions


National Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: February 3, 2023
Audition Date: April 15-17, 2023
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Preliminary rounds are April 15 and 16, 2023. Semis and finals are April 17. The National Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer and proud partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support.
Contact Information: Application deadline is February 3, 2023. To apply, please visit: https://www.kennedy-center.org/nso/home/about/auditions/. If you have any questions, please direct them to: nsoauditions@kennedy-center.org
Email: nsoauditions@kennedy-center.org
Website: http://www.kennedy-center.org/nso/home/about/auditions/


New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – SECOND HORN
Resume Date: March 10, 2023
Audition Date: March 20, 2023
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: All auditions to be held at New England Conservatory, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.
Contact Information: Application information at http://www.nbsymphony.org/auditions. � Qualified applicants send resume by March 10, 2023 to Personnel Manager Wes Hopper at personnel@nbsymphony.org.
Email: personnel@nbsymphony.org
Website: http://www.nbsymphony.org/auditions

FRENCH HORN – FOURTH HORN
Resume Date: March 10, 2023
Audition Date: March 20, 2023
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: All auditions to be held at New England Conservatory, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.
Contact Information: Application information at http://www.nbsymphony.org/auditions. Qualified applicants send resume by March 10, 2023 to Personnel Manager Wes Hopper at personnel@nbsymphony.org.
Email: personnel@nbsymphony.org
Website: http://www.nbsymphony.org/auditions


Oregon Symphony
FRENCH HORN – Second Horn
Resume Date: February 28, 2023
Audition Date: April 11-13, 2023
Start Date: September 2023
Salary/Benefits: Section base compensation for the 2022-2023 season: $60,856.00 (rate of pay listed is based 2022-2023 scale, and includes EMG and instrument maintenance/insurance allowance). Benefits include fully paid medical/dental insurance, LTD, AFM pensio
Services: 40-week season
General Information: Audition to be held April 11-13, 2023. Employment to begin in September 2023. Section base compensation for the 2022-2023, 40-week season: $60,856.00 (rate of pay listed is based 2022-2023 scale, 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 February 28, 2023.
Website: http://www.orsymphony.org/auditions


Phoenix Symphony
FRENCH HORN – 2ND HORN
Resume Date: February 27, 2023
Audition Date: March 27 – 28, 2023
Start Date: Employment begins October 2023.
Salary/Benefits: The Phoenix Symphony currently holds a 33-week season with a base weekly salary of $1,227.78. Benefits include health, dental, life, and instrument insurance.
General Information: Further info will be emailed after application deadlines. Repertoire will be posted to phoenixsymphony.org/auditions. Employment begins October 2023. Winning candidates are required to show proof of US citizenship or eligibility to work. The Phoenix Symphony currently holds a 33-week season with a base weekly salary of $1,227.78. Benefits include health, dental, life, and instrument insurance. TPS is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Information: Please send a PDF resume or CV including email and phone to: auditions@phoenixsymphony.org
Email: auditions@phoenixsymphony.org
Website: http://www.phoenixsymphony.org/auditions

FRENCH HORN – 4TH HORN
Resume Date: February 27, 2023
Audition Date: March 27 – 28, 2023
Start Date: Employment begins October 2023.
Salary/Benefits: The Phoenix Symphony currently holds a 33-week season with a base weekly salary of $1,227.78. Benefits include health, dental, life, and instrument insurance.
General Information: Further info will be emailed after application deadlines. Repertoire will be posted to phoenixsymphony.org/auditions. Employment begins October 2023. Winning candidates are required to show proof of US citizenship or eligibility to work. The Phoenix Symphony currently holds a 33-week season with a base weekly salary of $1,227.78. Benefits include health, dental, life, and instrument insurance. TPS is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Information: Please send a PDF resume or CV including email and phone to: auditions@phoenixsymphony.org
Email: auditions@phoenixsymphony.org
Website: http://www.phoenixsymphony.org/auditions


Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Principal Horn
Resume Date: March 17, 2023
Audition Date: April 16 & 17, 2023
Start Date: Employment to begin September 1, 2023
Salary/Benefits: 2023-24 base salary $47,475.30, 38 week season, 3 weeks vacation. Benefits include health, dental, life and instrument insurance.
Services: see website
General Information: 2023-24 base salary $47,475.30, 38 week season, 3 weeks vacation. Benefits include health, dental, life and instrument insurance. Repertoire and additional information available at: http://www.rpo.org/auditions. Should either position be filled by a current member of the RPO, the resulting vacancy may be filled at this audition. The RPO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and proud partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support.
Contact Information: To apply, please E-mail one-page PDF resume with subject “Principal Horn” OR “Section 1st Violin” to: kvilcins@rpo.org.
Email: kvilcins@rpo.org
Website: http://www.rpo.org/auditions


San Diego Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – SECOND HORN
Resume Date: April 10, 2023
Audition Date: May 14-16, 2023
Start Date: Employment intended to begin late June 2023
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Musicians with diverse backgrounds, identities and experiences are encouraged to apply.
Contact Information: INFORMATION & APPLICATION: http://www.sandiegosymphony.org/auditions. QUESTIONS: auditions@sandiegosymphony.org
Email: auditions@sandiegosymphony.org
Website: http://www.sandiegosymphony.org/auditions


San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: March 13, 2023
Audition Date: June 19, 2023
Start Date: Employment to begin after December 31, 2023, at candidates earliest availability.
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Preliminary Round: June 19, 2023. Semi-Final Round: July 2, 2023. Final Round: July 3, 2023. Resume Submission Deadline: March 13, 2023. Employment to begin after December 31, 2023, at candidates earliest availability. Candidates will be invited to participate in this audition based on their submitted resume. Applications received after the deadline may not be considered. Info and repertoire can be found on our website at sfsymphony.org/auditions. The Audition Committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contact Information: Please send a ONE-PAGE resume to auditions@sfsymphony.org
Email: auditions@sfsymphony.org
Website: sfsymphony.org/auditions


The Muny Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: February 27, 2023
Audition Date: see website
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Candidates wishing to audition must apply by February 27, 2023.
Contact Information: https://muny.org/jobs/orchestra-auditions/
Website: https://muny.org/jobs/orchestra-auditions/


Utah Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – SECOND HORN
Resume Date: March 6, 2023
Audition Date: April 16-17, 2023
Start Date: Employment to begin at the winning candidate’s earliest availability and as the Utah Symphony schedule allows.
Salary/Benefits: Annual base salary of $83,911.00 and paid benefits
Services: 52-week season
General Information: April 16, 2023 – Preliminary Round. April 17, 2023  Semi-Final and Final Rounds. Resumes due by: March 6, 2023. Employment to begin at the winning candidate’s earliest availability and as the Utah Symphony schedule allows. The Utah Symphony/Utah Opera is the parent company of the Utah Symphony, an equal opportunity employer with a 52-week season, an annual base salary of $83,911.00 and paid benefits. It is also proud to be a partner in the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), an unprecedented national initiative to increase diversity in American orchestras. The Audition Committee of the Utah Symphony reserves the right to dismiss, immediately, any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions.
Contact Information: Apply online at: utahsymphony.org/orchestra/auditions/. Or mail a one-page resume to: Orchestra Auditions, Utah Symphony/Utah Opera, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, Email: auditions@usuo.org.
Email: auditions@usuo.org
Website: utahsymphony.org/orchestra/auditions/


Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: February 3, 2023
Audition Date: March 6 & 7, 2023
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
Contact Information: For more information, please visit http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/about/orchestra-auditions
Website: http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/about/orchestra-auditions

FRENCH HORN – THIRD HORN/ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: February 17, 2023
Audition Date: March 27 & 28, 2023
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
Contact Information: For more information, please visit http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/about/orchestra-auditions
Website: http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/about/orchestra-auditions


Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – ASSISTANT / UTILITY HORN
Resume Date: February 12, 2023
Audition Date: March 12-14, 2023
Start Date: Employment for this position is available starting in September 2023.
Salary/Benefits: The minimum weekly salary is $1,206.88. Benefits include three weeks paid vacation, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance with 90% employer premium contribution, Instrument Insurance, and 8.72% employer contribution to AFM/Employer’s Pension plan.
Services: The 2023-24 season is 38 weeks, including an optional 4-week Summer Season.
General Information: Employment for these positions is available starting in September 2023. The 2023-24 season is 38 weeks, including an optional 4-week Summer Season. The minimum weekly salary for both the Assistant / Utility Horn position and the Section Bassoon & Contrabassoon position is $1,206.88. Benefits include three weeks paid vacation, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance with 90% employer premium contribution, Instrument Insurance, and 8.72% employer contribution to AFM/Employer’s Pension plan. Audition information, including repertoire, will be posted online at http://www.charlottesymphony.org. No telephone calls please. The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Resumes will not be collected nor screened. Minorities are encouraged to apply.
Contact Information: Highly qualified applicants should express an interest in auditioning to: Email: auditions@charlottesymphony.org. Please type “Assistant/Utility Horn” or “Section/Contrabassoon” in the subject of your email. or mail to Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Personnel Manager, 128 S. Tryon Street, Suite 350, Charlotte, NC 28202
Email: auditions@charlottesymphony.org
Website: http://www.charlottesymphony.org


Chicago Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Principal Horn
Resume Date: February 27, 2023
Audition Date: April, 2023
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: The best qualified applicants will be accepted even if not immediately available. Preliminary auditions are held behind a screen. Immediate notification of acceptance or rejection is given at all auditions. NOTE: ONLY HIGHLY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS SHOULD APPLY. The Audition Committee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions. COVID-19 safety protocols will be observed.
Contact Information: Applicants should send a brief one-page resume, including Name, address, phone number, email address, and instrument to: Email: auditions@cso.org, Auditions Coordinator, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604. Phone: 312-294-3271.  Fax: 312-294-3272.  http://www.cso.org/csoauditions
Phone: 312-294-3271
Fax: 312-294-3272
Email: auditions@cso.org
Website: http://www.cso.org/csoauditions


Des Moines Metro Opera
FRENCH HORN – SECTION FOURTH HORN
Resume Date: January 10, 2023
Audition Date: see website
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Audition materials available beginning November 7, 2022.  Audition application submission deadline January 10, 2023.
Contact Information: For complete audition information, go to desmoinesmetroopera.org/orchestra
Website: desmoinesmetroopera.org/orchestra


Eugene Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – PRINCIPAL HORN (Core Complement)
Resume Date: May 13, 2023
Audition Date: May 20, 2023
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: Principal scale for 2023/24 is $175.29 per service
Services: 2023/24 Season Service Guarantee for Core Complement members is 62 services
General Information: 2023/24 Season Service Guarantee for Core Complement members is 62 services, for Full Complement members is 20 services.  Principal scale for 2023/24 is $175.29 per service, Section scale for 2023/24 is $140.23 per service.  Repertoire and more information at eugenesymphony.org. If vacancies are filled from within the orchestra, the resulting vacancy may be offered to a runner-up.
Contact Information: Submit resume and $50 refundable audition deposit no less than 7 days in advance of audition to: Lindsay Pearson, General Manager, 115 West 8th Ave. #115, Eugene, OR 97401. Audition deposit will be returned at the audition or by mail if cancellation is made no less than 7 days in advance.
Website: http://www.eugenesymphony.org


Lexington Philharmonic
FRENCH HORN – PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: MARCH 18, 2023
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
Contact Information: LEXPHIL.ORG/CAREERS
Website: http://www.lexphil.org/careers


National Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: February 3, 2023
Audition Date: April 15-17, 2023
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Preliminary rounds are April 15 and 16, 2023. Semis and finals are April 17. The National Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer and proud partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support.
Contact Information: Application deadline is February 3, 2023. To apply, please visit: https://www.kennedy-center.org/nso/home/about/auditions/. If you have any questions, please direct them to: nsoauditions@kennedy-center.org
Email: nsoauditions@kennedy-center.org
Website: http://www.kennedy-center.org/nso/home/about/auditions/


Oregon Symphony
FRENCH HORN – Second Horn
Resume Date: February 28, 2023
Audition Date: April 11-13, 2023
Start Date: September 2023
Salary/Benefits: Section base compensation for the 2022-2023 season: $60,856.00 (rate of pay listed is based 2022-2023 scale, and includes EMG and instrument maintenance/insurance allowance). Benefits include fully paid medical/dental insurance, LTD, AFM pensio
Services: 40-week season
General Information: Audition to be held April 11-13, 2023. Employment to begin in September 2023. Section base compensation for the 2022-2023, 40-week season: $60,856.00 (rate of pay listed is based 2022-2023 scale, 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 February 28, 2023.
Website: http://www.orsymphony.org/auditions


Phoenix Symphony
FRENCH HORN – 2ND HORN
Resume Date: February 27, 2023
Audition Date: March 27 – 28, 2023
Start Date: Employment begins October 2023.
Salary/Benefits: The Phoenix Symphony currently holds a 33-week season with a base weekly salary of $1,227.78. Benefits include health, dental, life, and instrument insurance.
General Information: Further info will be emailed after application deadlines. Repertoire will be posted to phoenixsymphony.org/auditions. Employment begins October 2023. Winning candidates are required to show proof of US citizenship or eligibility to work. The Phoenix Symphony currently holds a 33-week season with a base weekly salary of $1,227.78. Benefits include health, dental, life, and instrument insurance. TPS is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Information: Please send a PDF resume or CV including email and phone to: auditions@phoenixsymphony.org
Email: auditions@phoenixsymphony.org
Website: http://www.phoenixsymphony.org/auditions

FRENCH HORN – 4TH HORN
Resume Date: February 27, 2023
Audition Date: March 27 – 28, 2023
Start Date: Employment begins October 2023.
Salary/Benefits: The Phoenix Symphony currently holds a 33-week season with a base weekly salary of $1,227.78. Benefits include health, dental, life, and instrument insurance.
General Information: Further info will be emailed after application deadlines. Repertoire will be posted to phoenixsymphony.org/auditions. Employment begins October 2023. Winning candidates are required to show proof of US citizenship or eligibility to work. The Phoenix Symphony currently holds a 33-week season with a base weekly salary of $1,227.78. Benefits include health, dental, life, and instrument insurance. TPS is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Information: Please send a PDF resume or CV including email and phone to: auditions@phoenixsymphony.org
Email: auditions@phoenixsymphony.org
Website: http://www.phoenixsymphony.org/auditions


U.S. Marine Band
FRENCH HORN – HORN
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: February 6-7, 2023
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: Starting Salary: $67k-$70k, 30 days paid vacation per year, Medical & dental, medical care for immediate family, Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits.
Services: see website
General Information: SALARY & BENEFITS = Starting Salary: $67k-$70k, 30 days paid vacation per year, Medical & dental, medical care for immediate family, Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits. MARINE CORPS ENLISTMENT = Four-year initial enlistment for musical service only, Exempt from recruit training, Pass medical/aptitude tests, Meet age/weight standards, Appointed to rank of Staff Sergeant/E-6. “The President’s Own” performs concert band, orchestral and chamber repertoire in public concerts and provides music for many official ceremonies at the White House and in the Washington, DC, metro area. Established in 1798, the Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional music organization and has the mission to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. The U.S. Marine Band is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contact Information: http://www.marineband.marines.mil
Website: http://www.marineband.marines.mil


Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: February 3, 2023
Audition Date: March 6 & 7, 2023
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
Contact Information: For more information, please visit http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/about/orchestra-auditions
Website: http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/about/orchestra-auditions

FRENCH HORN – THIRD HORN/ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: February 17, 2023
Audition Date: March 27 & 28, 2023
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
Contact Information: For more information, please visit http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/about/orchestra-auditions
Website: http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/about/orchestra-auditions


Central City Opera
FRENCH HORN – SECTION HORN
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: see website
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: 2023 SEASON: June 14 – August 6.
Contact Information: More info at centralcityopera.org/auditions
Website: centralcityopera.org/auditions


Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Horn 3
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: see website
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: The 2022 base pay rate was $9,932 plus a $6,700 Professional Maintenance Allowance (housing), AFM pension, and additional benefits.
Services: The CSO offers a minimum of 52 services over an 8-week summer season
General Information: The CSO offers a minimum of 52 services over an 8-week summer season, performing major symphonic repertoire and collaborating with resident companies. The CSO is the professional orchestra of Chautauqua Institution, a haven for the arts, literature and recreation located on beautiful Chautauqua Lake in Western NY State. The 2022 base pay rate was $9,932 plus a $6,700 Professional Maintenance Allowance (housing), AFM pension, and additional benefits.
Contact Information: For application instructions visit: chq.org/cso-openings
Website: chq.org/cso-openings


Detroit Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: December 16, 2022
Audition Date: January 30-31, 2023
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Announces the following vacancies: PRINCIPAL HORN: Prelim & Semi-final auditions in Detroit: Jan. 30-31, 2023. Finals in Detroit: Feb. 20, 2023. Application/deposit deadline: Dec. 16, 2022. ORCHESTRA FELLOWS: The Fellowship Program is designed to enhance the career development of African American orchestral musicians. Fellows perform 18 weeks with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra during the 2023-2024 season, and alternate weeks are used in a schedule of individual coaching, mentoring, and mock auditions. Auditions will be held for all orchestral instruments except Bass Trombone, Tuba, and Harp. Deadline for Preliminary Tapes: January 17, 2023. Finals held in Detroit: March 27, 2023. Only the most highly qualified applicants will be considered for this position. The Audition Committee reserves the right to immediately dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards. The DSO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contact Information: Audition information, applications & repertoire available at: http://www.dso.org/audition Email: audition@dso.org
Email: audition@dso.org
Website: http://www.dso.org/audition


River City Brass Band
FRENCH HORN – 3rd Horn
Resume Date: December 15, 2022
Audition Date: January 8, 2023
Salary/Benefits: Compensation is based on a per-service scale of $139.69 plus AFM pension.
General Information: Audition Date: Sunday, January 8, 2023. Application Deadline: Thursday, December 15, 2022. Compensation is based on a per-service scale of $139.69 plus AFM pension. A limited number of highly qualified applicants will be invited to the auditions. Applicants may be asked to provide a prescreen recording to attend the live auditions. Applicants that are chosen to audition will be notified no later than December 22, 2022. Auditions will be held at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University, 408 Magee Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. The audition repertoire list will be sent upon receiving an invite to audition. Auditions are by invitation only and River City Brass reserves the right to dismiss any candidate who does not meet the high professional standards. River City Brass is an equal opportunity employer. Musicians of the River City Brass are members of the A.F. of M. Local 60-471.
Contact Information: Send a one-page resume to: Abigail Langhorst, Personnel Manager, RCB 500 Grant Street, Suite 2720, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or Email to: abby@rcbb.com.
Email: abby@rcbb.com
Website: http://www.rcbb.com


San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Fourth Horn
Resume Date: December 16, 2022
Audition Date: Week of February 14, 2023
Salary/Benefits: 2021-22 Minimum Compensation Guarantee for this position: $66,092 which includes Vacation Pay and EMG/Special Projects Guarantee. A new CBA for the 2022-23 Season has yet to be negotiated.
General Information: Auditions are scheduled for the week of February 14, 2023. 2021-22 Minimum Compensation Guarantee for this position: $66,092 which includes Vacation Pay and EMG/Special Projects Guarantee. A new CBA for the 2022-23 Season has yet to be negotiated. Full season is December – early May. Benefits include: 15.59% AFM-EPF pension, sick/personal leave, paid medical, dental and instrument insurance; paid parking. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. The San Francisco Ballet is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Information: To apply, please email a one-page resume to: tdavis@sfballet.org. Applications must be received by December 16, 2022.
Email: tdavis@sfballet.org


Utah Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – THIRD HORN
Resume Date: December 23, 2022
Audition Date: February 5-6, 2023
Start Date: Employment to begin at the winning candidate’s earliest availability and as the Utah Symphony schedule allows.
Salary/Benefits: Annual base salary of $82,911.00 and paid benefits.
Services: see website
General Information: February 5, 2023 — Preliminary Round. February 6, 2023 — Semi-Final and Final Rounds. Resumes due by: December 23, 2022. Employment to begin at the winning candidate’s earliest availability and as the Utah Symphony schedule allows. The Utah Symphony/Utah Opera is the parent company of the Utah Symphony, an equal opportunity employer with a 52-week season, an annual base salary of $82,911.00 and paid benefits. It is also proud to be a partner in the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), an unprecedented national initiative to increase diversity in American orchestras. The Audition Committee of the Utah Symphony reserves the right to dismiss, immediately, any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions.
Contact Information: Apply online at: utahsymphony.org/orchestra/auditions/ or mail a one-page resume to: Orchestra Auditions, Utah Symphony/Utah Opera, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101. Email: auditions@usuo.org
Email: auditions@usuo.org
Website: utahsymphony.org/orchestra/auditions/


Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: December 12, 2022
Audition Date: February 19-21, 2023
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 this audition will be available online: http://www.bsomusic.org/auditions
Website: http://www.bsomusic.org/auditions


Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Associate Principal Horn
Resume Date: January 2, 2023
Audition Date: February 27 & March 1, 2023
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 the highest professional standards of this audition. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer striving to find candidates who are underrepresented in our orchestra.
Contact Information: Only highly qualified applicants should submit a one-page resume under the job posting at: https://www.cincinnatisymphony.org/careers/.
Website: http://www.cincinnatisymphony.org/careers


Detroit Opera
FRENCH HORN – Principal Horn
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: March 6, 2023
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Only highly qualified applicants will be invited to attend. Detroit Opera is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Information: Further information: https://detroitopera.org/auditions-employment
Website: https://detroitopera.org/auditions-employment


Houston Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – THIRD HORN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL/UTILITY HORN
Resume Date: November 14, 2022
Audition Date: February 11 & 13, 2023
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: The Audition Committee reserves the right to award other available section positions through this audition, including any vacancy that may result from a position being offered to a current member of the Houston Symphony.  The audition committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest artistic standards.  Please visit http://www.houstonsymphony.org/careers for more information and to download the Houston Symphony Audition Application.
Contact Information: Please email your resume and application to: hssauditions@houstonsymphony.org.  Please indicate the audition you are applying for in the subject line.  For further information, please go to: http://www.houstonsymphony.org.
Email: hssauditions@houstonsymphony.org
Website: http://www.houstonsymphony.org/careers


Kennedy Center/Washington Opera Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: November 7, 2022
Audition Date: January 4-5, 2023
Start Date: Employment will begin in September 2023, with earlier employment possible.
Salary/Benefits: For 330 hours of opera and 230 hours of ballet in the 2022-23 season, assistant principal salary is approximately $78,515 plus benefits, and tutti salary is approximately $71,377 plus benefits.
General Information: Application Deadline for all positions: November 7, 2022. Employment will begin in September 2023, with earlier employment possible. For 330 hours of opera and 230 hours of ballet in the 2022-23 season, assistant principal salary is approximately $78,515 plus benefits, and tutti salary is approximately $71,377 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 to invited candidates by November 28, 2022.
Email: wnoauditions@kennedy-center.org
Website: http://www.kennedy-center.org


Minnesota Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL HORN
Resume Date: November 21, 2022
Audition Date: January 7-10, 2023
Start Date: Employment will begin as soon as the winner’s availability and the Minnesota Orchestra schedule allow.
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: 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: For details and to apply, visit minnesotaorchestra.org/auditions. For questions, please email: audition@mnorch.org.
Email: audition@mnorch.org
Website: minnesotaorchestra.org/auditions


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – SECOND HORN
Resume Date: November 4, 2022
Audition Date: January 28 – February 2, 2023
Start Date: Employment begins per the mutual agreement of the PSO and the winning candidate, but no later than September 4, 2023.
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: ALL ROUNDS TO BE HELD JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 2, 2023. Employment begins per the mutual agreement of the PSO and the winning candidate, but no later than September 4, 2023. The deadline to complete the online application form is Friday, November 4, 2022. Taped excerpts may be requested at the discretion of the Audition Committee and will be due Tuesday, November 29, 2022. THE PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Contact Information: For further details and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.pittsburghsymphony.org/auditions. Please check the link above on the PSO website for information on COVID-19 safety protocols. For questions, please email: auditions@pittsburghsymphony.org.
Email: auditions@pittsburghsymphony.org
Website: http://www.pittsburghsymphony.org/auditions


San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Fourth Horn
Resume Date: December 16, 2022
Audition Date: Week of February 14, 2023
Salary/Benefits: 2021-22 Minimum Compensation Guarantee for this position: $66,092 which includes Vacation Pay and EMG/Special Projects Guarantee. A new CBA for the 2022-23 Season has yet to be negotiated.
General Information: Auditions are scheduled for the week of February 14, 2023. 2021-22 Minimum Compensation Guarantee for this position: $66,092 which includes Vacation Pay and EMG/Special Projects Guarantee. A new CBA for the 2022-23 Season has yet to be negotiated. Full season is December-early May. Benefits include: 15.59% AFM-EPF pension, sick/personal leave, paid medical, dental and instrument insurance; paid parking. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. The San Francisco Ballet is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Information: To apply, please email a one-page resume to: tdavis@sfballet.org. Applications must be received by December 16, 2022.
Email: tdavis@sfballet.org


Metropolitan Opera

FRENCH HORN – 2nd HORN
Resume Date: October 1, 2022
Audition Date: January 2023
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Audition to be held January 2023. Resume deadline October 1, 2022. ONLY HIGHLY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS.  An Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contact Information: Please apply to: http://www.metopera.org/about/auditions/orchestra/
Website: http://www.metopera.org/about/auditions/orchestra/


Academic Openings

University of North Texas, Senior Lecturer in Horn
University of Northern Iowa, Instructor of Horn
University of Memphis, Assistant Professor of Horn
Butler University, Assistant Professor of Horn with Music Theory
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Assistant or Associate Professor of Horn
The University of Iowa, Assistant Professor of HornWest Virginia University, Assistant Professor of Horn
Tennessee Tech University, Assistant Professor of Horn

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

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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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