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2019-2020 Auditions

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

Announces the following auditions for 2019 - 2020:

Assistant Principal Double Bass - RESCHEDULED! 

Per service rate of $114.08* 69 guaranteed services.

Audition Date: September 21, 2020. Application deadline September 4, 2020

Audition Date May 19, 2020. Application deadline April 18, 2020.

KSO Double Bass Audition website

Asst. Double Bass Audition Application

Bass Repertoire List



Per service rate of $106.12* 67 or 54 guaranteed services.

New audition date to be announced

Audition Date May 20, 2020. Application deadline April 19, 2020.

KSO Horn Audition website

Horn Audition Application

Horn II or IV Repertoire List


* Pending CBA negotiations

For all positions: 5% pension after tenure


Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra has postponed all remaining auditions for the 2019-2020 season. Please continue to check back with us for updated audition information.  [updated 03/24/2020]


With questions, please email: auditions@kalamazoosymphony.com or vjackson@kalamazoosymphony.com and include KSO <your instrument> Auditions in the subject line, and your name, instrument, and preferred contact information in the body of the email. 


We look forward to hearing from you!


The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer.