Currently open auditions

Principal Viola and Section Viola 

Preliminary auditions: Scheduled for May 29, June 4, 5, 7, 2018. 

Final audition: Tentatively scheduled for June 18, 2018. 

Application deadline: April 9, 2018

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.

Repertoire list for principal and section viola (Word doc)
Viola audition rental excerpts (pdf)




Please specify audition/position on ALL correspondence (i.e. "Horn Audition"). We can only accept applications for posted auditions.

Applicants should send a BRIEF ONE-PAGE RESUME, including name, address, phone number, email address and instrument to:


Fax: 312-294-3272

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.