2017-2018 Auditions

Submissions for string section substitutes may send a relevant performance/education resume and 2 references to Heidi Lord, director of production and personnel: hlord@dsso.com to be considered for an informal audition anytime throughout the season. We do not offer regular sub auditions for winds, brass, percussion, harp, piano or saxophone but musicians interested in these sub positions may email the personnel director for more information.

DSSO auditions (substitute and vacancies) are local unless noted–you are welcome to submit an application if you live outside of the local AFM union area, but you may not be offered an audition.

A recording may be requested upon receipt of a resume.

Vacancies created by members moving up by audition may be filled from pool of auditionees. Per-service wages of approximately 35-40 services (current section wages are Section $72)

 musicians interested in subbing with the DSSO should contact Heidi Lord, hlord@dsso.com


Current openings:

section member cello

section violin substitutes

section viola substitiute

section cello substitute

Music Librarian

Audition requirements:

    1.) a solo of your choice (percussion solo is included with the excerpts)

    2.) the excerpts below (click on your instrument to download the excerpts)

violin I & II



double bass




english horn


3rd/utility clarinet (pg 1), (pg 2)






percussion   (prepare all of the excerpts linked below)



Symphony Chorus Auditions

For information on Symphony Chorus auditions, please click here.




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