Oregon Symphony


The Orchestra


The Oregon Symphony is the sixth oldest major orchestra in the United States and one of the largest arts organizations in the Pacific Northwest, performing over 80 concerts per year at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland and providing a wide array of musical educational offerings for all ages.

The orchestra is recognized as one of the most successful and innovative symphony orchestras in the nation. On May 12, 2011 the Oregon Symphony made its debut at Carnegie Hall as part of the Spring for Music festival. Writing in the June 6th issue of the New Yorker, critic Alex Ross called our performance "the highlight of the festival and one of the most gripping events of the current season."

The Oregon Symphony announces the following audition:

The Oregon Symphony announces the following vacancies for:

Assistant Principal Bass

Audition to be held October 24-26, 2017

Base compensation for the 2017-2018, 38-week season
Assistant Principal: $59,342.46
(Includes EMG and instrument maintenance/insurance allowance)

Benefits include: fully paid medical/dental insurance, LTD, AFM pension plan and paid parking

Mail your $100 refundable deposit with your one-page résumé to:
Leah Ilem, Orchestra Personnel Manager
Auditions: Oregon Symphony
921 SW Washington, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97205

Applications must be received no later than: September 5, 2017.

Please direct further correspondence or questions to Orchestra Personnel Manager, Leah Ilem: lilem@orsymphony.org

Your résumé must include your email address.

No phone inquiries, please

The Oregon Symphony announces the following vacancies for:

Local Violin Audition

Informal Violin auditions for local substitute/extra musicians
for the 2017-2018 season.

Audition date: September 22, 2017

Audition to take place at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.
Submit your resume no later than September 8, 2017 to:

Leah Ilem, Orchestra Personnel Manager

Audition repertoire: (To be supplied by the player)


First movement of a concerto of your choice: classical, romantic or modern
(exposition only)

Orchestra repertoire (1st violin):


Symphony No. 2

Mvt. I: measures 101-136


Symphony No. 39

Mvt. IV, Measures 1-41


Symphony No. 2

Scherzo: measures 1-54


Don Juan

First page only

No phone inquiries, please

The official pitch of the Oregon Symphony is A=440 Hz

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The Oregon Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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