Currently open auditions


Preliminary auditions: Tentatively scheduled for May 27, June 5, 15, 2017

Final audition: Tentatively scheduled for June 19, 2017

Repertoire and specific date information will be posted as soon as it is available.

Application deadline: April 10, 2017 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 September 2017

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.

Principal Trumpet Rental Excerpts

Principal Trumpet Repertoire




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:


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.