Section Viola & Assistant Principal Viola


Donato Cabrera, Music Director

Announces auditions for the following vacancies:

SECTION VIOLA (two openings)


Auditions will be held on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Audition Process:

  • Highly qualified applicants should email a one-page resume by April 17, 2022 addressed to: (no phone calls please).
  • 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

  • For those applicants auditioning for Assistant Principal Viola, please indicate if you are willing to be considered for a vacant section position. If the Assistant Principal Viola position is won by a current member of the California Symphony, their position may be offered on a one-year basis to a qualified runner-up.

The California Symphony is a per service orchestra.  The current CBA for the 2022/2023 season provides for:

  • Section Viola: 20 guaranteed services, $155/per service, plus pension contributions
  • Assistant Principal Viola: 20 guaranteed services, $155/per service, plus an additional 15% per service, plus pension contributions

Click here to access Audition Repertoire

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