The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra announces local* auditions for the the following  openings:

Tenure Track Positions:

Flute 3/Piccolo

Horn 4

Trombone 2 

Section Percussion (2 positions)

Section Violin I & II

Section Cello (1-year position)

Audition Excerpts

Excerpts are subject to change. Please check the individual postings to be sure you have the most current audition requirements and the correct excerpts. All current excerpts will be available shortly.


All members of the DSSO must belong to a chapter of the American Federation of Musicians. Payrates are subject to Union dues.
If you have any questions, please contact Manager of Orchestra Operations, David Arnott ([email protected]).
The DSSO is a per-service orchestra with approximately 42 services per year.
2023-2024 minimum pay scale for section $80/service.
2023-2024 pay scale for principal $98/service.
Members of the DSSO are members of AFM Local 18.


Send inquiries to Manager of Orchestra Operations, David Arnott, ([email protected]) to schedule an audition.

 * Local auditions are open to all members of Local 18, or whose residence is within the jurisdiction of Local 18 which is comprised of the Minnesota counties of Lake of the Woods, Beltrami, Koochiching, Clearwater, St. Louis, Itasca, Hubbard, Cass, Wadena, Crow Wing, Aitken, Lake, Cook, Pine and Carlton; and the Wisconsin counties of Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland and Burnett; as well as all Regular Members of the Orchestra. Substitute Musicians shall be considered Local if they have satisfactorily performed at least three (3) Masterworks concerts with the Orchestra over the previous three (3) years of the audition date