Principal Bassoon & 3rd Bassoon/Contrabassoon 

Principal Bassoon & 3rd Bassoon/Contrabassoon 


Donato Cabrera, Music Director

Announces auditions for the following vacancies:

Principal Bassoon

3rd Bassoon/Contrabassoon

Auditions will be held on Monday, March 20, 2023

Audition Process:

  • Highly qualified applicants should email a one-page resume by Monday, February 6, 2023 addressed to: (no phone calls please).
  • Resumes received after the above deadline will not be considered.
  • For those applicants auditioning for Principal Bassoon, please indicate if you are willing to be considered for the 3rd Bassoon/Contrabassoon vacant section position.
  • 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:

Michel Taddei, Personnel Manager
1478 34th Street
Oakland, CA 94608

Audition List

The California Symphony is a per service orchestra and is currently in a negotiation year. Under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, the per service rate is $155; Principal positions, and doubling, receive an additional 25% per service. Under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement the minimum service guarantee for Principal Bassoon is 20 services; the minimum service guarantee for 3rd Bassoon/Contrabassoon is 10 services.

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