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Upcoming Auditions - April 2014

NOTE: I found an advertisement on Classicalist for two horn openings in the Omaha Symphony, but cannot find contact information. If you have any information regarding these auditions, please email me at

Louisiana Philharmonic – 4th Horn

Audition Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2014 The auditions are scheduled to begin at 10:00AM. Unless otherwise notified, please arrive at 9:00 a.m.

Location: First Baptist Church of New Orleans 5290 Canal Blvd, New Orleans 70124

To schedule an audition, please return the audition application to and $50.00 deposit check to the address on the form by May 5, 2014. 

This is a permanent, tenure-track position starting September 2014. Salary for this position is $23,379.58 for the 2014-15 season. Paid instrument insurance, major medical group health insurance, life insurance, disability insurance and the AFM union pension plan are provided.


Houston Ballet - Second Horn (Core)

Audition Date: TBA (September) Location: Wortham Theater Center, Houston TX

To schedule an audition, please email or mail a one-page resume and $50.00 deposit check to Richard Reeves, Orchestra Manager, or Houston Ballet, 601 Preston Street, Houston, TX 77002.

Houston Ballet Orchestra is paid on a per service basis. The current minimum service guarantee is 116 services. There is a 6.54% contribution to the American Federation of Musicians and Employers' Pension Plan and a 4% contribution to the Entertainment Industry Flex Plan. Many members of the Houston Ballet also play with the Houston Grand Opera. 


United States Army Field Band - French Horn

Resume/CD submission deadline: Received by June 13, 2014 Audition: August 6, 2014

Location: Washington DC, travel paid by US Army.

Preliminary Recording:

  1. The exposition of the first movement of either Mozart Concerto #2, Mozart Concerto #4, or any Strauss Concerto;
  2. Traditional orchestral excerpts or etudes in contrasting styles (3-5 total), demonstrating high and low registers, technical and musical abilities;
  3. Optional: Selection of choice that showcases versatility.

Suggested length of recording is 10 minutes. No electronic submissions are currently being accepted; physical media only. Audio CD, playable on a normal CD player, is the preferred method.


Attn: Auditions The U.S. Army Field Band 4214 Field Band Drive STE 5330 Fort Meade, MD 20755-7055 Phone: (301) 677-2455 or 6231

Salary: $56,735–$61,228 (Army rank of Staff Sergeant)


Shen Yun Performing Arts Orchestra – Horn

Shen Yun Performing Arts, Inc. and the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra would like to invite all highly qualified musicians to take our recorded auditions. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. All orchestral positions are full-time. We provide a starting salary of $2500/month, in addition to travel and hotel accommodations during our touring season.

Email for more information.

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International Auditions - May 2014

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