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Currently Open Auditions

Section First Violin

Audition Schedule –

Preliminary auditions are scheduled for October 11-12, 2015.
Final auditions are scheduled for October 12, 2015.
The application deadline for this position is July 30, 2015.
Employment Date
Employment to commence at winning candidate’s earliest availability but not later than January 1, 2016.
Season –
The North Carolina Symphony currently has a 39-week season plus and an optional 18-service summer season which runs from the end of May through early July.   
All orchestral services required of Section 1st Violin. 
$52,395 ($1,343.48/week for 39 weeks) for the 2015-2016 season. Optional summer services are paid at the position per-service rate.
22 days of paid vacation, 9% retirement contribution plus medical, life and instrument insurance.

Section First Violin Repertiore List

Assistant Principal/Second Bassoon

Assistant Principal/Second Bassoon Repertoire List


Auditions take place at the Symphony’s home theatre, Meymandi Concert Hall, in downtown Raleigh.  A winner may or may not be chosen at these auditions and qualified candidates may be invited to return to play in the orchestra before a final decision is reached.

If you intend to take an audition, please send a ONE-PAGE RÉSUMÉ, including name, address, phone number and email address to:

Email (Word or PDF attachment):


Mail: John Clapp, Personnel Manager
          North Carolina Symphony
          3700 Glenwood Avenue, Suite #130
          Raleigh, NC  27612

Applications received after the posted deadline for the position will not be considered.

Musicians taking auditions should only do so with the intention of accepting the position if it is offered. 

The audition committee of the North Carolina Symphony reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidates not meeting the highest artistic standards.

Please note: The North Carolina Symphony only hires individuals eligible for immediate employment by more than one employer in the United States and, generally, the Symphony does not provide sponsorship for employment.  The winning candidate will be required to present proof of his/her legal eligibility to work in the United States.

The North Carolina Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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