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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 FOR SUBSTITUTE AND EXTRA MUSICIANS

The Houston Symphony announces auditions for Per Service Substitute and Extra Musicians for the following instruments. To apply, please use the application procedure detailed at the bottom the page.

VIOLIN SUBSTITUTE AND EXTRA
Audition Date: October 25, 2021
Resume Deadline: October 10, 2021
Use this link for Audition Repertoire
A contracted per-service position for the remainder of the 2021–22 Season may be awarded from this audition.

CLARINET SUBSTITUTE AND EXTRA
Audition Date: October 26, 2021
Resume Deadline: October 11, 2021
Use this link for Audition Repertoire

OBOE SUBSTITUTE AND EXTRA
Audition Date: November 16, 2021
Resume Deadline: November 1, 2021
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, 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.

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