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, 2020

Orchestral and Band Openings

Metropolitan Opera
FRENCH HORN – Principal Horn
Resume Date: March 15, 2020
Audition Date: June 2020
Start Date: Winning candidate to begin at earliest availability
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: An Equal Opportunity Employer
Contact Information: ONLY HIGHLY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS please send a one-page resume as a PDF to: METauditionprincipalhorn@metopera.org METauditionsecondhorn@metopera.org METauditionassistantprincipalviolin@metopera.org or mail to: Rachel E. Hocking, Orchestra Office Metropolitan Opera House 30 Lincoln Center New York, NY 10023
Email: METauditionprincipalhorn@metopera.org, METauditionsecondhorn@metopera.org, METauditionassistantprinc
Website: http://www.metopera.org

FRENCH HORN – 2nd Horn
Resume Date: March 15, 2020
Audition Date: June 2020
Start Date: Winning candidate to begin at earliest availability
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: An Equal Opportunity Employer
Contact Information: ONLY HIGHLY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS please send a one-page resume as a PDF to: METauditionprincipalhorn@metopera.org METauditionsecondhorn@metopera.org METauditionassistantprincipalviolin@metopera.org or mail to: Rachel E. Hocking, Orchestra Office Metropolitan Opera House 30 Lincoln Center New York, NY 10023
Email: METauditionprincipalhorn@metopera.org, METauditionsecondhorn@metopera.org, METauditionassistantprinc
Website: http://www.metopera.org


U.S. Air Force Academy Band
FRENCH HORN – Horn
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: see website
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: $57,320 annually, full medical and dental benefits, 30 days paid vacation per year, post 9/11 GI Bill for college up to $80,000
Services: see website
General Information: – Promotion to the Rank of Technical Sergeant (E6) – Permanent Duty Assignment – Four-year minimum enlistment required – Maximum age at time of enlistment is 39 For more information, visit http://www.music.af.mil/auditions The United State Air Force is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Contact Information: Call (719) 556-9961 Email usafabandauditions@gmail.com Or vist our website at http://www.usafacademyband.af.mil for further information
Phone: 719-556-9961
Email: usafabandauditions@gmail.com
Website: http://www.usafacademyband.af.mil


U.S. Air Force Band
FRENCH HORN – Horn (Ceremonial Brass)
Resume Date: January 28, 2020
Audition Date: March 3, 2020
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: All auditions held in Washington, D.C.
Contact Information: 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


Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Associate Principal Horn (tenure track position)
Resume Date: February 24, 2020
Audition Date: March 30-31, 2020
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 these auditions. 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 send a one-page resume by email to: Rachel Kilgore, Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager RKilgore@cincinnatisymphony.org
Email: rkilgore@cincinnatisymphony.org
Website: http://www.cincinnatisymphony.org


Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Principal French Horn
Resume Date: January 24, 2020
Audition Date: February 17-19, 2020
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra’s 2018/19 per-service Base Scale was $282.58 for performances and $184.48 for rehearsals.
Services: In each of the three most recent summer seasons, the Orchestra has averaged approximately 26 services
General Information: The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Audition Committee reserve the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions. The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra is a project of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, which is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Information: For audition repertoire and further information, please email a PDF of your one-page resume to Tina Kane, Auditions Coordinator, at HBOAuditions@gmail.com. Please include an email address and phone number on your resume.
Email: HBOAuditions@gmail.com
Website: hollywoodbowl.com/hbo

FRENCH HORN – Associate Principal French Horn
Resume Date: January 24, 2020
Audition Date: February 17-19, 2020
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra’s 2018/19 per-service Base Scale was $282.58 for performances and $184.48 for rehearsals.
Services: In each of the three most recent summer seasons, the Orchestra has averaged approximately 26 services
General Information: The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Audition Committee reserve the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions. The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra is a project of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, which is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Information: For audition repertoire and further information, please email a PDF of your one-page resume to Tina Kane, Auditions Coordinator, at HBOAuditions@gmail.com. Please include an email address and phone number on your resume.
Email: HBOAuditions@gmail.com
Website: hollywoodbowl.com/hbo


Princeton Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Principal Horn
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: March 16, 2020
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
Contact Information: Please visit princetonsymphony.org for general audition information, including resume deadline and required repertoire.
Website: princetonsymphony.org

FRENCH HORN – Principal Horn
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: March 16, 2020
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Please visit princetonsymphony.org for general audition information, including resume deadline and required repertoire.
Website: princetonsymphony.org


U.S. Air Force Band
FRENCH HORN – Horn (Ceremonial Brass)
Resume Date: January 28, 2020
Audition Date: March 3, 2020
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: All auditions held in Washington, D.C.
Contact Information: 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


Dallas Opera
FRENCH HORN – 2nd and 4th Horn
Resume Date: January 6, 2020
Audition Date: March 26, 2020
Start Date: Employment beginning with the 2020-21 Season
Salary/Benefits: $1341.20 per week (2019-20), Plus a $130 per week Health and Welfare payment (2019-20)
Services: 2019-20 Season 17 weeks – Non-consecutive (plus 1 week paid vacation)
General Information: Auditions in Dallas
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
Resume Date: January 28, 2020
Audition Date: March 3, 2020
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: Annual starting salary: $62,068-$66,928, Full military benefits, 30 days vacation, full medical and dental benefits, Post 9-11 GI Bill for college up to $80,000
Services: see website
General Information: All auditions held in Washington, D.C. Please send MP3 with resume. Four-year minimum enlistment required. Maximum age at time of enlistment is 39.
Contact Information: 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


San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Associate Principal Horn
Resume Date: November 11, 2019
Audition Date: Pre: January 13-14, 2020, Fin: February 24, 2020
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Candidates will be invited based on their submitted resume to participate in this audition. All applicants will be notified of their invitation status following the deadline above. Applications received after the deadline may not be considered. The Audition Committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these meetings. An Equal Opportunity Employer
Contact Information: An application form and other information are available at http://www.sfsymphony.org/auditions
Website: http://www.sfsymphony.org

*Additional Job Openings Posted at Musical Chairs and Last Row Music.

Academic Openings:

Lamar 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

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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