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BSO Auditions

Upcoming auditions for open BSO positions and fellowships.
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Résumés due on or before: March 25, 2024
Preliminary Audition: May 20, 2024
Semi-final and Final Audition: May 21, 2024
Supplemental Recording List (pdf)
Live Round Repertoire (pdf)
No longer accepting applications

A digital audio recording may be required to supplement application, but please do not send at this time. Further information will be emailed within a week following the application deadline.

Employment will begin as soon as a winner's availability and the Boston Symphony Orchestra schedule allow. Should a position be won by a current BSO member, the resulting vacancy may be offered to the runner-up of the audition.

The Audition Committee of the Boston Symphony Orchestra reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions.


BSO Resident Fellowship

The Susan W. and Stephen D. Paine BSO Resident Fellowship is an employment-based fellowship that provides an unparalleled opportunity for up to two early-career symphonic musicians from underrepresented or minoritized communities. Fellowships are currently available for violin, viola, cello, and bass applicants.

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