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 October 2, 2022

Orchestra and Band Openings

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/


Eugene Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – PRINCIPAL HORN A-Contract
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: October 23, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: 2021/22 Season Service Guarantee for A-Contract holders is 58 services, Principal scale is $160.53 per service. Service Guarantee for A-Contract musicians and service rate currently under negotiation for the 2022/23 Season.  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


Fort Wayne Phillharmonic
FRENCH HORN – Principal Horn (full-time)
Resume Date: November 14, 2022
Audition Date: December 5, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: If a current member of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic is awarded the position at the Principal 2nd Violin audition, the resulting vacancy may be filled.
Contact Information: To apply, please email your intent and resume to Tim Tan at ttan@fwphil.org by 21 days prior to audition date.
Email: ttan@fwphil.org
Website: http://www.fwphil.org

FRENCH HORN – 2nd Horn (full-time)
Resume Date: January 9, 2023
Audition Date: January 30, 2023
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: If a current member of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic is awarded the position at the Principal 2nd Violin audition, the resulting vacancy may be filled.
Contact Information: To apply, please email your intent and resume to Tim Tan at ttan@fwphil.org by 21 days prior to audition date.
Email: ttan@fwphil.org
Website: http://www.fwphil.org


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


Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Principal Horn
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: November 12, 2022
Start Date: The successful applicant will commence at their earliest convenience
Salary/Benefits: The salary for this position is $66,819.20 (40 week season) plus a 10% pension contribution, and a comprehensive health care plan
Services: see website
General Information: International Auditions will be held November 12th, 2022. The successful applicant will commence at their earliest convenience. The salary for this position is $66,819.20 (40 week season) plus a 10% pension contribution, and a comprehensive health care plan. For further information, including the repertoire list, please refer to: http://www.calgaryphil.com/auditions. The CPO reserves the right to screen candidates by resumes and/or requesting an audio recording.
Contact Information: Please send a one-page resume to: Michael Thomson, Orchestra Personnel Manager. E-mail: auditions@calgaryphil.com with PRINCIPAL HORN in the subject.
Email: auditions@calgaryphil.com
Website: http://www.calgaryphil.com/auditions


Eugene Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – PRINCIPAL HORN A-Contract
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: October 23, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: 2021/22 Season Service Guarantee for A-Contract holders is 58 services, Principal scale is $160.53 per service. Service Guarantee for A-Contract musicians and service rate currently under negotiation for the 2022/23 Season. 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


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


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/


New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – PRINCIPAL HORN & THIRD HORN
Resume Date: September 30, 2022
Audition Date: October 11, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: All auditions to be held at Masonic Temple/Porter Sq., 1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140.
Contact Information: Application information at http://www.nbsymphony.org/auditions. Qualified applicants send resume by September 30, 2022 to Personnel Manager Wes Hopper at personnel@nbsymphony.org.
Email: personnel@nbsymphony.org
Website: http://www.nbsymphony.org/auditions


New Mexico Philharmonic
FRENCH HORN – Horn 4
Resume Date: September 15, 2022
Audition Date: October 13, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: The section per-service rate is $129.86. All positions include instrument insurance coverage
Services: Although NMPhil does not offer a service guarantee, approximately 37 may be offered
General Information: Visit nmphil.org for Repertoire Lists. If the winner is a current member of the section, any resulting vacancy may be offered to the most qualified candidate. The section per-service rate is $129.86. The associate per-service rate is $149.34. The principal per-service rate is $162.33. All positions include instrument insurance coverage. The collective bargaining agreement of the New Mexico Philharmonic expires on August 31, 2022 and is currently undergoing negotiations.
Contact Information: Audition will be reserved upon receipt of resume and deposit. Please send resume and $75 audition deposit no later than September 15th, 2022. NM Phil Auditions, 3035 Menaul Blvd NE #2, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Please state clearly the position for which you are applying. Questions? Contact Dasa Silhova at pm@nmphil.org for more information: bit.ly/nmphilaudition
Email: pm@nmphil.org
Website: bit.ly/nmphilaudition


New York Philharmonic
FRENCH HORN – FOURTH HORN
Resume Date: September 2, 2022
Audition Date: October 16 & 17, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: 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 help offset audition-related travel expenses. For more information, visit the NAAS website at http://www.sphinxmusic.org/naas-grants.
Contact Information: To apply, visit http://www.nyphil.org/auditions
Website: http://www.nyphil.org/auditions


Phoenix Symphony
FRENCH HORN – SECOND/LOW HORN
Resume Date: September 5, 2022
Audition Date: October 6 – 7, 2022
Start Date: Employment begins Jan. 2023 or as soon as winners availability and TPS schedule allow.
Salary/Benefits: Salary terms and number of weeks currently in negotiation. Benefits include health, dental, life, and instrument insurance.
General Information: Further info will be emailed after Sept. 5. Repertoire will be posted Aug. 1 to phoenixsymphony.org/about-us/auditions. Employment begins Jan. 2023 or as soon as winners availability and TPS schedule allow. Winning candidates are required to show proof of US citizenship or eligibility to work. Salary terms and number of weeks currently in negotiation. Benefits include health, dental, life, and instrument insurance. TPS is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Information: Please send a one-page PDF resume including email and phone to: auditions@phoenixsymphony.org
Email: auditions@phoenixsymphony.org
Website: http://www.phoenixsymphony.org/about-us/auditions


Reading Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Principal Horn
Resume Date: September 19, 2022
Audition Date: Weeks of October 10 and October 17, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Auditions for these positions will be held during the weeks of October 10 and October 17. Exact dates are TBD and will be posted on our website (www.readingsymphony.org). The Reading Symphony Orchestra is a per-service orchestra averaging 35 services per season and is based in Reading, PA.  Concertmaster compensation is subject to negotiation. The Principal pay rate for the 2021-2022 season is $154.21.  The pay rate for 2022-2023 is under negotiation.
Contact Information: Musicians interested in auditioning for these positions should email a 1-page resume to auditions@readingsymphony.org by September 19.
Email: auditions@readingsymphony.org
Website: http://www.readingsymphony.org


U.S. Air Force Band
FRENCH HORN – HORN – Ceremonial Brass
Resume Date: September 14, 2022
Audition Date: October 18, 2022
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


Akron Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – 4th HORN
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: see website
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: 1-year positions may become permanent. For 2nd CLARINET/Eb CLARINET position: Candidates without Eb clarinet experience may audition on Bb clarinet only for the substitute list.
Contact Information: Repertoire and additional information are available at akronsymphony.org/auditions. Applicants may schedule an audition appointment at the above link after August 8.
Website: http://www.akronsymphony.org/auditions


Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Horn II (Low)
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: see website
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: The A2SO is an equal opportunity employer
Contact Information: Visit a2so.com/about/employment for more information
Website: a2so.com/about/employment


Boise Philharmonic
FRENCH HORN – Assistant/Utility Horn
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: October 9, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
Contact Information: FOR MORE INFORMATION visit boisephil.org/auditions
Website: boisephil.org/auditions


St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Second Horn/Horn as needed
Resume Date: August 31, 2022
Audition Date: Preliminary Auditions: October 31 & November 7, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Position effective: no later than the beginning of the 2023-24 season as determined by the CBA or per the the mutual agreement of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the winning candidate. Preliminary Auditions: October 31 & November 7, 2022. Semi-Final Auditions: January 17, 2023. Final Auditions: January 17, 2023. Application Deadline: August 31, 2022. Audition details and repertoire lists will be available at slso.org/auditions. Please note that correspondence is primarily by email. Be sure to include an email address on your resume. No repertoire will be given over the phone or via email. The audition committee of the SLSO reserves the right to immediately dismiss any candidates not meeting the highest professional standards. Equal Opportunity Employer
Contact Information: Submit one-page resume with online application at slso.org/auditions. Powell Hall, 718 North Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63103-1011. email: auditions@slso.org phone: 314-286-4489
Phone: 314-286-4489
Email: auditions@slso.org
Website: slso.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 winner’s 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/audition


Hartford Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – THIRD HORN (BASIC) AND SUBLIST
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: September 11, 2022
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: The HSO is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Information: For further information, please visit: https://hartfordsymphony.org/auditions/. Questions? Email auditions@hartfordsymphony.org. No phone calls or tapes, please.
Email: auditions@hartfordsymphony.org
Website: https://hartfordsymphony.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


Academic Openings

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

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

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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