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 1, 2019

Orchestral and Band Openings

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Horn II or IV
Resume Date: April 19, 2019
Audition Date: May 20, 2019
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: Per service rate of $116.12, 5% pension after tenure
Services: 67 or 54 guaranteed services
General Information: Visit http://www.kalamazoosymphony.org for application and audition details. The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Information: Victoria Jackson, Personnel Manager auditions@kalamazoosymphony.com (specify instrument in subject line) Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100; Kamalazoo, MI 49007
Email: auditions@kalamazoosymphony.com
Website: http://www.kalamazoosymphony.com


Long Beach Symphony
FRENCH HORN – Principal French Horn
Resume Date: October 21, 2019
Audition Date: November 14-15, 2019
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: 2019-2020 Base Scale: Rehearsal $146/Performance $184, Assistant Principal: 125% of Scale – Principal 150% of Scale
Services: see website
General Information: Auditions will be held in Long Beach, CA The schedule of subsequent rounds immediately following preliminaries will be determined at auditions. Additional details emailed upon receipt of resume. No phone calls please. Repertoire information will not be given over the phone. Long Beach Symphony performs six Classical, five POPS, and one set of Educational Concerts per season. The winning candidate(s) will be required to show proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility to work.
Contact Information: Submit a one-page resume in Word or PDF format to: auds@longbeachsymphony.org Please specify Viola Auditions or French Horn Auditions in the subject line.
Email: auds@longbeachsymphony.org


National Arts Centre Orchestra Canada
FRENCH HORN – Third Horn
Resume Date: November 10, 2019
Audition Date: February 1-3, 2020
Start Date: 2020-2021 Season or earliest availability
Salary/Benefits: Minimum scale 2019-2020: $2,018 per week (salary for position to be negotiated)
Services: This position is a Part-Contract (35 weeks minimum guarantee)
General Information: International auditions will be held in Ottawa. The members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra are Canadian members of the American Federation of Musicians. Information concerning audition requirements posted on the NAC website http://www.nac-cna.ca/auditions or email to auditions@nac-cna.ca The National Arts Centre Orchestra is a proud partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS).
Contact Information: Highly qualified applicants are asked to send a ONE PAGE resume by email (Word or PDF files only) to auditions@nac-cna.ca PLEASE NOTE: A refundable $100.00 deposit will be required from those musicians invited to audition.
Email: auditions@nac-cna.ca
Website: http://www.nac-cna.ca/auditions


San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Associate Principal Horn
Resume Date: November 11, 2019
Audition Date: Pre: January 13-14, 2019, Fin: February 24, 2019
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


US Naval Academy Band
FRENCH HORN
Resume Date: November 11
Audition Date: November 18
Start Date: exact date TBD based on boot camp availability
Salary/Benefits: $62-66k (about half is tax-free), medical & dental benefits, 30-days paid vacation, Tuition Assistance, Post 9/11 GI BILL, loan repayment up to $65k, and potentially up to $10k in enlistment bonus
General Information: see website
Email: auditions@usna.edu
Website:

https://www.usna.edu/USNABand/vacancies/index.php#panel1FRENCHHORNAUDITIONNovember182019

San Diego Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Second Horn
Resume Date: September 13, 2019
Audition Date: October 13-16, 2019
Start Date: based on winner’s availability and the San Diego Symphony schedule
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
Contact Information: Apply on our website: sandiegosymphony.org/auditions Questions: auditions@sandiegosymphony.org
Email: auditions@sandiegosymphony.org
Website: sandiegosymphony.org


Boston Ballet Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – 4th Horn
Resume Date: August 23, 2019
Audition Date: see website
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: Average Annual Income: $27,825.00
Services: see website
General Information: Boston Ballet in an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no telephone inquiries.
Contact Information: Highly qualified, interested musicians are asked to send a resume and a refundable $50 audition fee to: Boston Ballet Attn: Arthur Leeth, Music Administrator 19 Claredon Street, Boston, MA 02216


Oregon Symphony
FRENCH HORN – Principal Horn
Resume Date: September 3, 2019
Audition Date: October 21-23, 2019
Start Date: September 2020
Salary/Benefits: base compensation of $73,118.60; full paid medical/dental insurance, LTD, AFM pension plan, and paid parking
Services: see website
General Information: Further correspondence by email. Information and repertoire found at: http://www.orsymphony.org/auditions No phone inquiries, please.
Contact Information: Mail $100 refundable deposit check with one-page resume to: Leah LLem, Orchestra Personnel Manager Auditions: Oregon Symphony 921 SW Washington, Suite 200 Portland, Oregon 97205
Website: http://www.orsymphony.org/auditions


Spokane Symphony Orchestra
FRENCH HORN – Principal Horn
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: September 30, 2019
Start Date: earliest convenience
Salary/Benefits: $23,360.00
Services: 160
General Information: Details at http://www.spokanesymphony.org
Contact Information: Applicants please send a one-page professional resume and $50 deposit to: Bethany Schoeff, Spokane Symphony Personnel Manager P.O. Box 365, Spokane WA 9


New York Philharmonic
FRENCH HORN – Principal Horn
Resume Date: July 19, 2019
Audition Date: Pre: Oct 3-4, 2019. Semi: Oct 5, 2019. Fin: Oct 6, 2019
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: The New York Philharmonic Audition Committee reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions. 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).
Contact Information: Please send your one-page resume to auditions@nyphil.org Please visit our website at http://www.nyphil.org/auditions
Email: auditions@nyphil.org

Website: http://www.nyphil.org/auditions


Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

FRENCH HORN – Principal French Horn
Resume Date: June 1, 2019
Audition Date: September 30, 2019 – October 2, 2019
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Audition information, including repertoire, will be posted online at http://www.charlottesymphony.org. No telephone calls please. If the position is won by a current orchestra member, the runner-up may be offered the resulting vacancy. The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities are encouraged to apply.
Contact Information: Highly qualified applicants please send a one-page resume to: 128 S. Tryon Street, Suite 350 Charlotte, SC 28202 or email: auditions@charlottesymphony.org Please put “Principal French Horn” in the subject line of your email.
Email: auditions@charlottesymphony.org
Website: http://www.charlottesymphony.org


Modesto Symphony
FRENCH HORN – Principal and Third Horn
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: see website
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Auditions for 2019-20 Season
Contact Information: For more Info, Visit ModestoSymphony.org


U.S. Army Band
FRENCH HORN
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: see website
Start Date: see website
Salary/Benefits: see website
Services: see website
General Information: Medical & dental benefits, 30-days paid vacation Tuition Assistance &  Post 9/11 GI BILL
Contact Information: Visit usarmyband.com/vacancies
Email: usarmyband.com/vacancies
Website: http://www.usarmyband.com

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

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

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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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