Orchestra Auditions

Orchestra Auditions

Audition Process for the San Francisco Symphony

A limited number of highly qualified applicants will be invited to these auditions. We can only accept resumes for vacancies with scheduled auditions. The Audition Committee of the San Francisco Symphony reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards.

To apply, please fill out the application form (linked below) that corresponds to the position for which you would like to audition. You may also fax or mail your One-Page resume to the contact information provided. We strongly prefer to receive resumes electronically through our online application system using the application forms below. Please do not email your resume.

Candidates will be invited based on their submitted resume to participate in all San Francisco Symphony auditions. All applicants will be notified of their invitation status following the application deadlines listed below.

Current Openings

Assistant Principal Second Violin*

Resume deadline: March 11, 2018
Notification of invitation status: March 16, 2018
Audition dates: May 21 and 22, 2018 (prelims/semis)
June 19, 2018 (finals)

Application form
Audition Repertoire

*Originally Second Violin-Fourth Chair. The dates of this audition have been re-scheduled from April 23-24 to those listed above. If you have previously submitted a resume for Second Violin-Fourth Chair, your resume will automatically be considered for Assistant Principal. Please do not re-apply.

Interactive Timeline

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Dan Zimardi
Orchestra Personnel Dept. specify audition
San Francisco Symphony
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco, CA 94102
Fax: 415-863-9330

No phone calls, please.