Seattle Symphony announces substitute auditions for Viola & Cello

  • Auditions will be held in Seattle at Benaroya Hall on October 12, 2019
  • Per service rate for the 2019/20 season $277.50 + 6% in lieu of pension contribution

Members of the current viola & cello sub list are not required to take the audition. Please click here for the audition announcement, which includes required repertoire:

To Apply:

By Friday, October 4, 2019 please send one-page resume listing:

  • Recent orchestral experience
  • Musical education
  • Audition experience/placement

Send resume to Please write “Substitute Viola Auditions” or “Substitute Cello Auditions”, depending on which instrument you are applying for, in the subject line of the email and include your resume as a Word or PDF file."

National Alliance for Audition SupportSeattle Symphony is proud to be a partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), an unprecedented national initiative to increase diversity in American orchestras. It will do so by offering Black and Latinx musicians a customized combination of mentoring, audition preparation, financial support, and audition reviews. Learn more at

The Seattle Symphony values diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace. Individuals who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity (EOE) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Seattle Symphony will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.