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Available Positions

  • Associate Concertmaster
    Preliminary auditions will be held November 8 and 9, 2014. Semis and Finals will be held November 10, 2014. Application deadline is July 18, 2014.
    Click here to view the repertoire list.
  • Principal Percussion
    Preliminary auditions will be held January 24 and 25, 2015. Semifinals and Finals will be held January 26, 2015. Application deadline is November 14, 2014.
  • Send a one-page resume to:
    National Symphony Orchestra
    John F. Kennedy Center
    P.O. Box 101510
    Arlington, VA 22210
    Attn: (Name of Instrument) Audition

National Symphony Orchestra Auditions

The National Symphony Orchestra is a full-time, professional symphony orchestra comprised of 96 musicians, presenting a year-long season of approximately 150 concerts each year. These include classical subscription series, pops concerts, summer performances at Wolf Trap and on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol, chamber music performances in the Terrace Theater and on the Millennium Stage, and an extensive educational program. Additionally the NSO's dedicated community engagement projects include NSO In Your Neighborhood (a week of approximately 30 performances in schools, churches, community centers, and other neighborhood venues) and NSO Sound Health, launched in 2013, with performances at the National Institutes of Health, Children's National Health System, and other medical facilities. Auditions are by invitation only and occur as positions become available.