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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 June 2021, the Houston Symphony employs 65 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).

HOUSTON SYMPHONY AUDITIONS

The Houston Symphony, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Music Director, announces auditions for the following full-time positions:

SECTION VIOLA (3 POSITIONS)
Audition Dates: April 16, 18–20, 2022
Finals: April 26, 2022
Resume Deadline: February 1, 2022

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Employment for this position to begin June 2022, or later, as the winning candidate’s availability and the Houston Symphony schedule allow.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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

Please email resume (PDF or MS Word) to: hssauditions@houstonsymphony.org

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.

EMPLOYMENT

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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