Auditions

Welcome to the San Diego Symphony's Auditions Page.

We are thrilled to have Rafael Payare as our Music Director, as well as Edo de Waart in his role with us as Principal Guest Conductor. Thank you for considering an audition for our orchestra!


piccolo & third flute

Auditions to be held on January 17 - 19, 2022.

Follow This Link for Full Audition Repertoire!

Application Deadline is December 5, 2021.

Cancellation Deadline is January 6, 2022.

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Section Viola (3 positions)

Auditions to be held on January 30 - February 1, 2022.

Follow This Link for Full Audition Repertoire!

Application Deadline is December 17, 2021.

Cancellation Deadline is January 23, 2022.

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Section bass (2 positions)

Auditions to be held on February 20-22, 2022.

Follow This Link for Full Audition Repertoire!

Application Deadline is January 7, 2022.

Cancellation Deadline is February 7, 2022.

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UPCOMING AUDITIONS
(subject to change):

Second Clarinet
Section Cello (1 position)


To Apply for Any Current Audition:

Follow this link: https://sandiegosymphony.formstack.com/forms/auditionapplication.

A complete audition application must include:

  • Online Application
  • Resume (Submitted via application form)
  • Refundable Audition Deposit (include audition instrument on memo line)

Applications must be received by the published application deadline. Please do not mail any applications. All candidates that submit a completed application will receive an audition time.

Musicians with diverse backgrounds, identities and experiences are encouraged to apply.
For questions regarding the audition process, please email: auditions@sandiegosymphony.org.

Regarding COVID-19 Safety: all safety protocols in place for these auditions will be communicated to applicants in advance and remain subject to change. At this time:

  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required to attend San Diego Symphony auditions.
  • A face covering that covers both nose and mouth must be worn at all times possible.

Sheet Music 

Below are two sources when looking for public domain sheet music:


Musician Employment

Employment will begin based on the winner’s availability and the San Diego Symphony schedule.

The current San Diego Symphony Orchestra CBA states the following for the 2021-22 Season:

  • 42 Week Contract: 37 playing weeks plus 5 vacation weeks. 
  • Minimum scale is $76,000 (increase to $78,000 in Jan. 2022) plus $2,000 Electronic Media Guarantee.
  • Overscale for Principals: 33.5%.
  • Overscale for Associate Principals: 20%.
  • Benefits include: medical and dental insurance, long and short-term disability insurance, life insurance, instrument insurance and a pension plan contribution.

The San Diego Symphony encourages applications from persons of all backgrounds, and all applicants will be invited to audition without shortlisting.


SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY IS PROUD TO WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: 

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