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Music Auditions

Thank you for your interest in The Philadelphia Orchestra. The Philadelphia Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You can receive information regarding all Orchestra (musician) openings by contacting us at:

The Philadelphia Orchestra
One South Broad Street | 14th Floor 
Philadelphia, PA | 19107
Fax: 215.985.0191
E-mail: auditions@philorch.org


Upcoming Auditions:

Percussion Substitute Pool

Auditions will take place Monday, September 17, 2018
with a second round for those who advance on Monday, October 8, 2018

Please submit a one-page resume with the subject Percussion Substitute Auditions to auditions@philorch.org no later than July 11, 2018.

Please note the Philadelphia Orchestra does not provide travel or accommodations to substitute musicians for rehearsals or concerts taking place in Philadelphia.

Repertoire List Updated 7/6/2018

Excerpts unavailable for purchase will be emailed to candidates upon receipt of the individual’s audition confirmation. Repertoire is subject to change. Please check this page periodically for updates.

Section Violin

(First Violin or Second Violin pending results of internal auditions)

Audition rounds will take place October 29 – November 5, 2018
Finals on November 9, 2018

Highly qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a one-page resume with the subject: “Section Violin Audition” to auditions@philorch.org no later than August 24, 2018.

Complete audition information will be e-mailed after September 10th, 2018.

Repertoire will be posted here when available.

The audition committee reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Employment will begin based on the winners’ availability and The Philadelphia Orchestra’s schedule.