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Music Auditions

Thank you for your interest in The Philadelphia Orchestra. The Philadelphia Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You can receive information regarding all Orchestra (musician) openings by contacting us at:

The Philadelphia Orchestra
One South Broad Street | 14th Floor 
Philadelphia, PA | 19107
Fax: 215.985.0191
E-mail: auditions@philorch.org


Upcoming Auditions:

Section Second Violin

The audition rounds will take place April 25  May 1, 2017.

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

Please submit a one-page resume with the subject line "Section Violin Auditions" by email (auditions@philorch.org) or mail, postmarked no later than February 24, 2017. Complete audition information will be mailed after March 8, 2017. 

Section Second Violin Audition Repertoire

*Please check back periodically as this list is subject to change

Excerpts unavailable for purchase will be emailed to candidates upon the receipt of the individual's audition confirmation.

Philadelphia Symphonic Choir

The Philadelphia Symphonic Choir is holding auditions to grow its roster of available singers. If you have previously auditioned or performed with the choir, there is no need to re-audition at this time. All singers will be considered for future performances. These positions are paid per performance run, and performance dates are below. Auditions will be held:


Tuesday, April 25, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Princeton United Methodist Church
7 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08542


Please send an e-mail with your interest to philadelphiaorchchoir@gmail.com and you will be provided an audition time and further instructions. Please do not contact the Orchestra or the Kimmel Center directly. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a headshot and a resume. You will be asked to prepare the following:

  • One piece of your choosing in English, excerpted no longer than two minutes
  • One piece of your choosing in either French, Italian or German, excerpted no longer than two minutes
  • You will be asked to sight read
  • If time allows, there will also be a brief interview


2017-18 performance dates are (rehearsals tba):

HAYDN: The Seasons
November 16-18, 2017

HANDEL: Messiah
December 21-22, 2017

May 12,16 & 19, 2017