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Auditions

Audition Dates: Boston Civic Symphony welcomes community members and students who are interested in playing with the orchestra. We typically hold auditions once a year in late August or early September. During the performance season, individual auditions can be scheduled on a case-by-case basis, depending on our need.

Rehearsals: Boston Civic Symphony rehearsals are normally on Monday evenings from 7:00-10:00pm, September through April. There is also a rehearsal on the Saturday afternoon before each concert (2:00-5:00pm) and on concert Sundays (10:00am-2:00pm). Rehearsals are typically held at the Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church in Cambridge, MA.

The first full rehearsal of the 2017-2018 season will be September 11, 2017, 7:00-10:00pm.

Audition material consists of:

  • A short solo, preferably from a concerto
  • Two or three orchestral excerpts, preferably from our season’s program
  • Sightreading

Applicants will be heard by our audition committee, which often consists of the music director/conductor, and other section leaders.

For more information or to request an audition in the fall, please e-mail the Personnel Manager.

Next Audition Date:  Auditions for the 2017-2018 season will take place on Tuesday, September 5 from 7:00-10:00pm, Thursday, September 7 from 3:00-8:00pm, and Friday, September 8 from 1:00-5:00pm at Symphony Hall in Boston.

Current Openings:  We will be auditioning for the following 2017-2018 season openings.

  • Assistant concert master
  • 1st oboe
  • 3rd flute/piccolo
  • Section violins
  • Section viola
  • Section cello
  • Section bass
  • Percussion
  • Sub positions for all sections

To Request an Audition:  Applicants will be heard by our audition committee, which often consists of the music director/conductor, and other section leaders. To request an audition time, please e-mail the Personnel Manager.

Volunteer

Do you have some time to devote to the Boston Civic Symphony? We would welcome your involvement in our organization. Please reach out to Michele Mortensen, Executive Director. She will contact you to discuss your areas of interest. We look forward to hearing from you.

Board Memberships

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Boston Civic Symphony. Its members share fiduciary responsibility, while overseeing the artistic, fiscal, and administrative operations of the orchestra. Board Members are not involved in day-to-day operations, but they collaborate closely with the orchestra staff at meetings, concerts, and events. If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors, please email Charles Kawada, President of the Board. He will contact you to discuss your interests and goals. We look forward to hearing from you.
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