BSO Auditions

Upcoming Auditions

Résumés due on or before: July 19, 2021
Preliminary Audition (Online): August 12-16, 2021
Semi-final and Final Audition (in Boston): September 27, 2021

Résumés due on or before: August 30, 2021
Preliminary and Semi-final Audition: November 8, 2021
Semi-final and Final Audition: November 15, 2021
Supplemental Recording List (pdf)
Live Round Repertoire (Updated 2021) (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):

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.