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, you may fax, e-mail, or mail your One-Page resume to the contact information provided. Be sure to include the name of the position you are auditioning for (e.g., “Second Trumpet”).  If we require an audition tape, you will be notified. 

Current Openings

Associate Principal Bass

Resume deadline: July 13, 2015
Audition dates: Prelims and semis, September 27, 28; Finals November 9, 2015

Associate Principal Second Violin

Resume deadline: December 1, 2015
Audition dates: January 25 and 26, 2016; Finals date TBD

Associate Principal Trombone

Resume deadline: August 10, 2015
Audition dates: Prelims and semis: February 15 and 16, 2016; Finals date TBD

Associate Principal Trumpet

Resume deadline: January 18, 2016—extended deadline
Audition dates: May 9, 10, and 16, 2016

Principal Timpani

Resume deadline: August 10, 2015
Audition dates: January 11 and 12, 2016; Finals date TBD

Interactive Timeline

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You may fax, e-mail or mail a one-page resume to:

Amy Sedan
Orchestra Personnel Dept. specify audition
San Francisco Symphony
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco, CA 94102
Fax: (415)863-9330

No phone calls, please.