Orchestra Auditions

Only a limited number of highly qualified applicants will be invited to audition. The Audition Committee reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards of The Cleveland Orchestra.

  • Employment of successful candidate to begin on a mutually agreed upon date.
  • The Cleveland Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Openings

Section Violin

  • Audition to be held on Monday, May 15, 2023
  • Deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  • Multiple Section Violin I and Violin II positions available

Assistant/Utility Horn

  • Audition to be held on Monday, May 1, 2023
  • Deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Section Percussion

  • Audition to be held on Monday, April 24 & Tuesday, April 25, 2023
  • Deadline for applications is Friday, February 3, 2023
Apply Here View Repertoire List

First Assistant Principal Bass

  • Audition to be held on Monday, February 20, 2023
  • Deadline for applications is Tuesday, November 1, 2022
  • If position is filled internally, a section position may be offered
View Repertoire List

Principal Timpani

  • Audition to be held on Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28, 2023
  • Deadline for applications is Tuesday, November 1, 2022
View Repertoire List