The Philadelphia Orchestra announces auditions for the following position:

Principal Bass

Preliminary/Semifinal auditions: January 9–15, 2023

Final auditions to take place on January 17, 2023

Employment will begin based on the winner’s availability and The Philadelphia Orchestra schedule.

Candidates advancing to the final round of our auditions will be considered for our substitute list.

Application materials are listed below. Please check back frequently as repertoire is subject to change.

Applications are now closed.

Audition Repertoire (updated Oct. 1)

Complete audition information will be e-mailed after November 14, 2022.

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