Olympia Symphony Orchestra Auditions (winds, strings, brass)
Olympia Symphony Orchestra
Location: Olympia, Washington
Type: Part Time
The compensation policy and the rate(s) of compensation are set by the OSO Board of Directors through their annual budgetary process. Mileage reimbursement is available for musicians driving 50-100 mi round trip per service ($0.225/mile).
**2022-2023 rates; increases subject to 2023-2024 budget approval
9 openings available.
The Olympia Symphony, under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Alexandra Arrieche, is pleased to be accepting applicants for our 2023-2024 season auditions in the following sections/positions:
Woodwinds - Saturday, July 8, 2023
Strings - Monday, June 19, 2023
Associate Concertmaster (2nd chair)
Assistant Concertmaster (3rd chair)
Violin 1 Section (1 position)
Violin 2 Section (2 positions)
Brass - Sunday, June 11, 2023
First round - online form and audio recording of solo piece of choice without accompaniment* Second round+ - live auditions (orchestral excerpts and sight reading) Third round+ - live audition (orchestral excerpts)
Appointments will be evaluated after a one season trial and interview.
*Associate and Assistant Concertmasters will need to provide an audio recording of a concerto of choice (first movement with cadenza)
+Second and third rounds will occur the same day, and be conducted anonymously behind a screen.
The Olympia Symphony is a semi-professional orchestra based in Olympia, Washington, that serves the South Puget Sound region. Our mission is to enrich, educate, and entertain an through performance, collaboration, and education. The orchestra gave its first concert in 1947. Over time, the OSO has grown to become the premiere orchestra in the South Sound, acclaimed for its commitment to both community and artistic excellence.
The OSO is led by Music Director Alexandra Arrieche, who was appointed in June 2022. A typical season includes subscription and movie music concerts at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, free outdoor summer concerts, education programs, and various chamber music performances at retirement communities, schools, and public events. Personnel include approximately 65 contracted musicians, a full-time Executive Director, and part-time administrative and operational staff. The OSO is supported by a dedicated 11-person Board of Directors.
The Symphony is supported by donations from community partners including businesses and individuals who share the desire to see orchestral music flourish in live performances.