Principal Horn, 2nd Horn & 3rd Horn

Principal Horn, 2nd Horn & 3rd Horn


Donato Cabrera, Music Director

Announces auditions for the following vacancies:

Principal Horn  

2nd Horn 

3rd Horn 

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 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 Horn, please indicate if you are willing to be considered for the 2rd and 3rd positions.
  • If a current member of the California Symphony were to win one of the positions, their position may be offered on a probationary basis to a qualified candidate.
  • 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 in a negotiation year. Under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, the per service rate is $155; Principal positions receive an additional 25% per service; doubling is also compensated at a 25% overscale. Under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement the minimum service guarantee for Principal Horn and Second Horn is 20 services; Third Horn is 10 services.

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