Join the Houston Symphony Team

Founded in 1913, the Houston Symphony is one of America’s oldest performing arts organizations with a distinguished musical history. The Houston Symphony performs over 170 concerts for more than 350,000 people every year, featuring an innovative and broad spectrum of classical, popular, education and community-based symphonic programming.

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Please view the below for information on positions currently available at the Houston Symphony. As of April 2022, the Houston Symphony employs 57 full- and part-time employees. The Houston Symphony is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, veteran status, or any other protected class. The Houston Symphony follows all recruiting and hiring laws and guidelines set by federal, state and local government agencies, including but not limited to, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


The Houston Symphony announces auditions for the following full-time positions and Per Service Substitute and Extra Musicians for the following instruments. To apply, please use the application procedure detailed below.

Resume Deadline: May 9, 2022
Audition Date: May 23, 2022
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Resume Deadline: May 10, 2022
Audition Date: May 24, 2022
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Resume Deadline: June 15, 2022
Audition Date: Preliminaries and Semifinals from September 19 & 20, 2022
Finals on October 17, 2022
Please check back soon for repertoire


To be considered for an invitation to audition, highly qualified candidates should submit a one-page resume, including email address and telephone number, as well as proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than the indicated deadline.

Please email resume (PDF or MS Word) and proof of COVID-19 vaccination to:

Please indicate the name of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email.

No phone calls please.

The audition committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest artistic standards.

The Houston Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Houston Symphony has a 52-week season, including 9 weeks of paid vacation. Minimum annual salary for the 2022–2023 season is $101,140, increasing to $105,300 in 2023–2024. Benefits include health/dental/vision insurance, instrument insurance, disability insurance, and pension contributions to the AFM-EPF.


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