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Upcoming Auditions
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SECTION CELLO (TWO POSITIONS)
Résumés due on or before: January 31, 2022
Preliminary Audition: April 18, 2022
Semi-final and Final Auditions: April 19, 2022
Supplemental Recording List (pdf)

Live Round Repertoire (pdf)


SECTION VIOLIN (FOUR POSITIONS)
Résumés due on or before: December 13, 2021
Preliminary Audition: February 21, 2022
Semi-final and Final Auditions: February 22, 2022
Supplemental Recording List (pdf)

Live Round Repertoire (pdf) (Updated Nov. 2021)


SECOND CLARINET
Résumés due on or before: November 1, 2021
Preliminary Audition: January 3, 2022
Semi-final and Final Auditions: January 4, 2022
Supplemental Recording List (pdf)

Live Round Repertoire (pdf)


Contact Information

Highly qualified applicants please send a one page résumé, including email address and telephone number, to:

Nolan Welch, Orchestra Personnel Assistant

**Please state clearly the position(s) for which you are applying in your e-mail or résumé.**

E-mail (Highly preferred): auditions@bso.org

June - August
Tanglewood Shed
297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240
FAX: 413-637-5329

September - May
Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
FAX: 617-638-9325

Résumés must be received on or before the listed deadline. Emailed résumés should be in Word or PDF format.

Please clearly indicate which audition you are planning to take. A digital recording may be required to supplement résumé, but please do not send at this time. Further information will be mailed within a week following the résumé deadline.

Repertoire lists will not be provided over the phone.

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.
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