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Open Positions

There are no open positions at this time.



Donato Cabrera, Music Director announces auditions for the following vacancies:

SECTION 2nd VIOLIN (six openings)


Auditions will be held on Monday, June 18th, 2018


Audition Process

  • Highly qualified applicants should email a one-page resume by June 1, 2018, addressed to (no phone calls please).
  • Invited candidates will be offered an audition time for Section 2nd Violin. Those advancing to the final round will be considered for Assistant Principal 2nd Violin.

Candidates invited to audition will be notified and a refundable $50 deposit will be required. Please make checks payable to California Symphony and mail to:

Mark Veregge, Personnel Manager
44919 Meadow Circle
Mendocino, CA 95460


The California Symphony is a per-service orchestra.  The current CBA for the 2017/2018 season provides for:

  • Section 2nd Violin: 20 guaranteed services, $138/per service, plus pension contributions
  • Assistant Principal 2nd Violin: 20 guaranteed services, $158.70/per service, plus pension contributions


The Audition Committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions.

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