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Upcoming Auditions | December 2015

Upcoming Auditions | December 2015

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Principal  Horn

Audition Dates:
Preliminary auditions: Tentatively scheduled for February 8, 15, 16, 22, 2016
Final audition: Tentatively scheduled for April 4, 2016

Location: Chicago, IL

Deadline: December 13, 2015

Please specify audition/position on ALL correspondence (i.e. "Horn Audition"). We can only accept applications for posted vacancies.

Applicants should send a BRIEF ONE-PAGE RESUME, including name, address, phone number, email address and instrument to:


Fax: 312-294-3272

Or mail to:
Auditions Coordinator
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
220 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604


Houston Grand Opera & Ballet - Third Horn (Opera)/Fourth Horn (Ballet)

Audition Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Beginning 9:00AM

Location:  Houston Grand Opera, The Wortham Theater Center, 510 Preston St, Houston, TX 77002

Deadlines: One-page resume due January 8, 2016.
Invitations sent by January 15, $50 deposit due February 2.

Subject: 2016 Opera/Ballet Joint Horn Audition


Symphony S.O.N.G. (Korea) - Principal Horn & Assistant Principal Horn

Audition Date: YouTube Audition by December 31st

Location: Remote (Korean Orchestra)

Deadlines: One-page resume by December 14th
YouTube Audition upload by December 31st

Duties include orchestra Master Series and outreach concerts, full-time brass/woodwind quintet member, and solo opportunities.

Orchestra Website (in Korean)

Peoria Symphony - Third Horn

Audition Date: Sunday, March 13, 2016  

Location: Peoria, IL

Deadlines: Application postmarked by February 13, 2016.

Submit one-page resume, cover letter, and $40 application fee (checks made payable to Peoria Symphony Orchestra) to Peoria Symphony Orchestra, 101 State Street, Peoria, IL 61602



Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra - Principal Horn & Second Horn (Two Positions)

Submission Deadline: Unspecified

Location: Screening online, final round held in Wuhan, Hubei, China.

Submit CV, diplomas, and video recordings of the audition material to 

Applicants who are selected for the live audition will be contacted by WPO.

Remuneration package includes basic monthly salary, concert performance allowance and health insurance. The orchestra will provide an apartment. 

I have an American friend who works for this orchestra under the same arrangement. If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to be put in touch, email me


Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - Third Horn

Audition Date: January 10-12, 2016

Location: Atlanta, GA

Deadline: November 13, 2015

Submit one-page resume to:

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
1280 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 4074
Atlanta, GA, 30309

Or email



US Army Band, Pershing's Own - Horn

Audition Date: TBD

Location: Washington, D. C. 

Deadline: January 20, 2016


  • Resume
  • Full-length photograph
  • Military applicants must also include their Enlisted Records Brief, or equivalent, and a Commander’s letter of intent

    Audio recording of the following:

    • Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1, 1st movement exposition, piano not required
    • Beethoven Symphony 3, Horn 2, III. Trio: Allegro vivace, dotted half = 116 ms. 169-202
    • Brahms Symphony 1, Horn 1, II. Andante sostenuto, ms. 91-105 (E - F)
    • Shostakovich Symphony 5, Horn 1, I. Moderato, quarter = 92 (17 - 21)
    • Strauss Ein Heldenleben, Horn 1, Lebhaft bewegt (beginning - 6)
    • Wagner Short Call, Act 1: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey, Vivace

All application materials must be submitted by January 20, 2016 electronically to the Assistant Auditions Coordinator, Sergeant First Class Sean Chisham or to the address below:

The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own”
Attn: Audition-French Horn
400 McNair Road
Ft. Myer, VA 22211-1306



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