CountryCompanyJob TitleClosing date

China NCPA Orchestra 

1. Beijing
Date: 25th - 26th May, 2017
Location: China• Beijing
Deadline of Application: 15th May, 2017
2. Berlin & Vienna
Date: 19th - 27th June, 2017
Germany• Berlin, Austria• Vienna Deadline of Application: 4th June, 2017
3. Beijing
Date: September, 2017
Location: China• Beijing
4. United States
Date: November, 2017 Location: United States

1. Applicants should be of sound character and possess good professional ethics, performing experiences with a professional orchestra is required.
2. Able to rehearse and communicate with others in English.
1. Members in the China NCPA Orchestra are engaged under full-time contracts; Employment to commence based upon orchestra's arrangement and the successful applicant's availability.
2. Musicians shall play on their own instruments, while China NCPA Orchestra will bear a certain amount of the cost of consumables.
3. Apart from the subscription performances, musicians shall play in outreach / educational performances, chamber music concerts and recordings.
Please send following documents via email ( in advance, please put “Applied position + Name + Preferred audition location” in the subject field of the email.
1. Completed Application Form (Click to Download)
2. Copies of ID card / Passport, graduation certificates, diplomas, award certificates and other professional certificates (if any).
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1. Solo Repertoire: Please refer to “List of Solo piece and orchestral experts”. Content should be exactly as per requirements and set list. Please note that failure adhere to the requirements may result in disqualification.
Orchestral Excerpts as listed below: Please see List of Solo piece and orchestral experts as Annex #1 (Click to download). For requesting listed excerpts, please send completed application form to in advance, excepts will be sent to qualified applicants via email.
The Audition Committee of China NCPA Orchestra reserves the right to reject any candidate it deems unsuitable. All information pertains to the auditions will be sent by e-mail to the applicants. 
Solo Piece:
  • 1st movt. from Mozart’s flute concerto in D major or in G major.

Orchestra Excerpt:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Leonore Overture No.3, Intro and bar 279 – 360.
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, excerpts.
  • Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra op.30, No.18 to No.21, 8 bars after No,56 to end.
  • Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98, solo part in 4th movt.
  • Maurice Ravel:Daphnis et Chloé, solo part in the second suite.
  • Claude Debussy:<Prelude a L'apres-midi D'un Faune >, excerpts.


Flute Associate Principal

English National Opera 

Sub-Principal Flute/Piccolo

To apply, please download the application form and, along with the equal opportunities form, please send to
Closing date: 5pm, Monday 15 May 2017
Auditions to be held on Friday 7 July and Tuesday 11 July.

Sub-Principal Flute/Piccolo

Nashville Symphony

2nd Flute/Assistant Principal

Audition dates:
Preliminaries: September 17-18, 2017
Semi-finals and finals: September 18, 2017

Resume deadline:

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Click here to submit

CD may be requested at the discretion of the audition committee.

Employment begins at a mutually agreed upon time.

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

The Nashville Symphony is an equal opportunity employer.


Second Flute/Assistant Principal

Cayuga Chamber Orchestra

Second Flute – May 14, 2017
Deposit checks must be postmarked by April 28th, 2017

Qualified, interested candidates should send a one-page résumé to

Applicants for the May 2017 auditions will be sent the excerpt list and additional instructions as confirmation that your résumé was received. Instructions regarding the required deposit check to reserve an audition time will be included.

The CCO is a per-service orchestra with five orchestra concerts, holiday events, a chamber music series, and school and family performances each season.


Second Flute

Fondazione Orchestra Sinfonica J. Haydn di Bolzano e Trento

Please find more info on their website:



Principal Flute

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra 

2nd/Utility Flute & Piccolo National Audition
Application Deadline: May 17, 2017

National flute auditions will be held on Wednesday May 17th at 9:30 AM at Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main St., Winnipeg, Manitoba. Deadline for application is May 10th.

38 weeks minimum (Three weeks vacation included)

$41,007 minimum

Musicians Pension Fund of Canada 10%, Group Life Insurance, Extended Health Care, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Dental Plan.

The musicians of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra are members of the Canadian Federation of Musicians.

Interested applicants are asked to e-mail their complete one page resume including name, address, telephone number and local affiliation to:

Chris Lee – Orchestra Personnel Manager
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra


2nd/Utility Flute & Piccolo

Queensland Symphony Orchestra 


This position is open to applicants of all nationalities.

All applicants are required to submit a recorded audition on DVD or USB flash drive, subject to QSO’s recorded audition requirements which are available on application. Recorded auditions must be received at QSO by close of business Monday 17 July 2017. Please note auditions cannot be assessed if received after that date. All applicants will be notified of the audition outcomes after 1 August 2017.

Audition Requirements

• Mozart Concerto for Flute in G K.313 or D K.314, First and Second movements including cadenzas AND own choice movement from any Flute Concerto. Both concertos must be performed with piano reduction
• Orchestral excerpts, to be performed solo

Orchestral excerpts will be available for applicants via download from Wednesday 22 March 2017.

To apply, please email your CV to

QSO’s requirements for DVD or USB flash drive recorded auditions will be sent by email to all interested applicants. Recorded auditions will be accepted on DVD or USB flash drive format only and must be received by QSO by close of business Monday 17 July 2017.

Prior to offering a Trial Assessment period to the successful applicant, QSO may offer a “Fixed-term engagement prior to Trial Assessment”. This will give applicants who progress to the final stages of the audition process an opportunity to perform with QSO. Undertaking a Fixed-term engagement of this nature does not guarantee that the applicant will subsequently be offered a Trial Assessment period. QSO reserves the right to offer more than one fixed-term engagement (or to offer no fixed-term engagements at all).

Further enquiries: Robert Miller, Director-Human Resources, on (07) 3833 5011.

Salary range: $92,939 to $97,168 package including 9.5% superannuation, plus allowances.

Applications close: 5pm AEST on Monday 17 July 2017.

No unsolicited recruitment agencies CVs will be accepted.



Sydney Symphony

Principal Flute

Auditions: Friday 25 & Saturday 26 August 2017

Closing date: Thursday 13 July 2017

Set Repertoire:

MOZART: Flute Concerto in G major, 1st AND 2nd mvts, WITH cadenza
‚ÄčIBERT: Flute Concerto, 2nd movement


The excerpts for this audition will be available on the SSO website (on the Orchestral Positions page) on Thursday 29 June 2017.

A$134,270 – A$154,162 per annum, plus 9.50% superannuation, and 6 weeks annual leave.
Please note the panel may choose to short list and invite applicants after sighting resumes. For any further enquiries please call Rosie Marks-Smith on 02 8215 4691.

Rosie Marks-Smith, Orchestra Coordinator, Sydney Symphony
Mail: GPO Box 4972, Sydney NSW 2001
Address: Clocktower Square, Cnr Argyle & Harrington St, The Rocks NSW 2000


Primncipal Flute

Jönköpings Sinfonietta 

Audition repertoire 

1. Mozart concerto in G major K313, 1st and 2nd mov. without cadenza.
2. Poulenc: Sonata for flute and piano 1st mov.
3. Vivaldi: Concert in C major, 2nd mov. (piccolo)  
Date of Audition  
Tuesday the 23rd May 2017
Orchestral excerpts will be posted on our website from the 2nd April
Application deadline 
1st May 2017
Please send your application and CV to:
Smålands Musik och Teater Internservice
All questions regarding the audition, please write to
Musical Director: Gabriella Bergman 
Union representative: Johan Innab Tiger
Co-Principal Piccolo/Flute

Orchestre national de Lille

Concours les jeudi 23 et vendredi 24 février 2017 Clôture des inscriptions : 10 février 2017 Le concours aura lieu à Lille – Nouveau Siècle Renseignements et dossier d’inscription :


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