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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 July 2022, the Houston Symphony employs 60 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, 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).

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HOUSTON SYMPHONY AUDITIONS

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.

DOUBLE BASS SUBSTITUTE AND EXTRA
Resumé Deadline: October 1, 2022
Audition Date: October 25, 2022
Use this link for audition repertoire

FLUTE SUBSTITUTE AND EXTRA
Resumé Deadline: November 1, 2022
Audition Date: November 21, 2022
Use this link for audition repertoire

PERCUSSION SUBSTITUTE AND EXTRA
Resumé Deadline: November 1, 2022
Audition Date: November 28, 2022
Use this link for audition repertoire

PRINCIPAL HARP
Resumé Deadline: October 15, 2022
Audition Date: Preliminaries and Semifinals on January 14 & 16, 2023
Finals on January 17, 2023
Audition repertoire list to be confirmed soon
Audition Application – Resumé Form

THIRD HORN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL/UTILITY HORN
Resumé Deadline: November 14, 2022
Audition Date: Preliminaries and Semifinals on February 11 & 13, 2023
Finals on February 14, 2023
Audition repertoire list to be confirmed soon
Audition Application – Resumé Form

TRUMPET SUBSTITUTE AND EXTRA
Resumé Deadline: October 1, 2022
Audition Date: October 24, 2022
Use this link for audition repertoire

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), and an audition application no later than the indicated deadline.

Please email resumé (PDF or MS Word) and audition application 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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