CSO Audition Information

Currently open auditions

Second Violin

Preliminary auditions: Scheduled for September/October, 2015

Final audition: November 30, 2015

Application deadline: July 27, 2015
Applications received after the above due date will not be considered.

Please note that those who apply earlier receive information earlier, and therefore have more choice of audition dates. For those who send their resume later, some dates may already be filled.

Employment date: Effective Immediately

Note: All audition candidates are responsible for obtaining audition repertoire from standard excerpt books, purchasable music and orchestral scores. Aside from rental only parts, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will not provide copies of any excerpts.

2nd Violin Repertoire list »
2nd Violin excerpts »



Section Viola

Preliminary auditions: Scheduled for June, 2015

Final audition: Tentatively scheduled for September, 2015

Application deadline: April 13, 2015
Applications received after the above due date will not be considered.

Please note that those who apply earlier receive information earlier, and therefore have more choice of audition dates. For those who send their resume later, some dates may already be filled.

Employment date: Effective Immediately

Note: All audition candidates are responsible for obtaining audition repertoire from standard excerpt books, purchasable music and orchestral scores. Aside from rental only parts, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will not provide copies of any excerpts.

Section Viola Repertoire List »
Bartok Music for Strings Percussion and Celesta viola excerpt »
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 viola excerpt »

 

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR A POSTED VACANCY

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:

Email: auditions@cso.org

Fax: 312-294-3272

Or mail to :

Auditions Coordinator
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
220 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604

Auditions Voicemail Box: 312-294-3271

Please attach your resume in PDF or Word formats. You may also copy your resume into the body of the email message.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.