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Applications are sought from musicians of outstanding ability for the following positions with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Associate Principal Horn

Audition dates: Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 September 2022
Candidates must be available for both whole days

Requirements:

  • The first movement of the Mozart Horn Concerto No.2, with piano accompaniment, PLUS
  • The first movement of the Strauss Horn Concerto No.1, with piano accompaniment, PLUS
  • Orchestral excerpts, which will be provided upon application

Closing date: Monday 22 August 2022

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra offers an attractive salary package for the successful candidate. These auditions are only open to candidates who currently have the permanent legal right to work in Australia.

Applicants wishing to send a recording should advise this upon application and as soon as possible.

Application Details

To apply, please send a CV (including address, phone number and email address) to:

Auditions Coordinator
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Email: auditions@mso.com.au

Section Principal Double Bass

Audition dates: Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 September 2022
Candidates must be available for both whole days

Requirements:

  • The first and second movements of a Classical Concerto (e.g. Vanhal, Dittersdorf, Hoffmeister or Sperger) plus first movement cadenza, with piano accompaniment, PLUS
  • The first and second movements of a Romantic Concerto, with piano accompaniment, PLUS
  • Orchestral excerpts (available Monday 29 August)

Closing date: Friday 26 August 2022

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra offers an attractive salary package for the successful candidate. These auditions are only open to candidates who currently have the permanent legal right to work in Australia.

Applicants wishing to send a recording should advise this upon application and as soon as possible.

Application Details

To apply, please send a CV (including address, phone number and email address) to:

Auditions Coordinator
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Email: auditions@mso.com.au

Section Principal Percussion

Audition dates: Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 November 2022
Candidates must be available for both whole days

Requirements: TBC

Closing date: Monday 17 October 2022

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra offers an attractive salary package for the successful candidate. This audition is only open to candidates who currently have the permanent legal right to work in Australia.

Applicants wishing to send a recording should advise this upon application and as soon as possible.

Application Details

To apply, please send a CV (including address, phone number and email address) to:

Auditions Coordinator
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Email: auditions@mso.com.au

Principal Timpani

Expressions of Interest

Exceptional musicians are invited to submit an expression of interest for the permanent position of Principal Timpani.

Interested parties must submit a CV with relevant contact details and experience. Selected candidates may be asked to provide a recording to support their expression of interest.

Following an initial shortlisting process, a small number of musicians will be invited to Melbourne for a “pre-trial”, including three to four of weeks of orchestral performance and presentation of set audition repertoire live for the audition panel. Following the conclusion of all pre-trials, a full trial will be offered to the preferred candidate.

Interested musicians are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible. The panel will begin assessing applications immediately upon receipt.

This position is a full time position and is open to candidates of all nationalities.

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra offers an attractive salary package for the successful candidates.

Application Details

To apply, please email a CV (including relevant contact details and experience) to:

Auditions Coordinator
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Email: auditions@mso.com.au

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