Esa-Pekka Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony

announce the following vacancies

audition page updated: February 3, 2023


PRINCIPAL FLUTE


Preliminary Round: November 14, 2022

Semi-Final Round: November 15, 2022

Final Round: February 27, 2023

Resume Submission Deadline: September 12, 2022

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Candidates will be invited to participate in this audition based on their submitted resume.

Principal Flute Repertoire


ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN


Preliminary Round: January 23, 2023

Semi-Final Round: January 24, 2023

Final Round: February 15, 2023

Resume Submission Deadline: November 21, 2022

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Candidates will be invited to participate in this audition based on their submitted resume.


SECTION 1st VIOLIN (one position) &
4th CHAIR 2nd VIOLIN (one position)


Preliminary Round: April 17, 2023

Semi-Final & Final Rounds: April 18, 2023

Resume Submission Deadline: January 9, 2023

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Candidates will be invited to participate in this audition based on their submitted resume.


Second Bassoon


Preliminary Round: April 24, 2023

Semi-Final Round: April 25, 2023

Final Round: June 26, 2023

Resume Submission Deadline: January 23, 2023

Please send a ONE-PAGE resume to [email protected]

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Candidates will be invited to participate in this audition based on their submitted resume.


ASSOCIATE CONCERTMASTER (Second Chair)


Preliminary Round: May 7, 2023

Semi-Final Round: May 8, 2023

Final Round: June 13, 2023

Resume Submission Deadline: January 30, 2023

Please send a ONE-PAGE resume to [email protected]

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Candidates will be invited to participate in this audition based on their submitted resume.


Principal Horn


Preliminary Round: June 19, 2023

Semi-Final Round: July 2, 2023

Final Round: July 3, 2023

Resume Submission Deadline: March 13, 2023

Please send a ONE-PAGE resume to [email protected]

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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.


Substitute Cello Audition
Local Bay Area Cellists Only


March 27, 2023

Resume Submission Deadline: March 1, 2023

Please send a ONE-PAGE resume to [email protected]

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. All local applicants will be invited to a live audition on March 27, 2023. Unfortunately, no alternate dates—recording options are available.


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