Bloomington Symphony Orchestra logoThe Bloomington Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is made up of highly qualified volunteer (unpaid) musicians who are selected through a competitive audition process.

The Bloomington Symphony has a rolling, two-part audition process. The first round is a video, prepared and submitted at your convenience. The second round is a performance of the same materials in front of our Music Director and committee in a live, in-person audition.

We are finding a higher placement rate with the video process and are adding more players to the orchestra. Before the first round videos, we found that many candidates had not played auditions recently, and sometimes nerves were getting the best of a person. Preparing a video allows a candidate to submit his or her best performance for review and provides chance to have that playing confirmed in person.

Audition materials for all instruments can be found on this page.

Current Openings (2017-18 season):

Violin – Assistant Principal First (4th chair); Associate Principal Second (2nd chair); Section First & Second

Viola – Associate Principal and Section

Cello – Section

Bass – Principal

Trumpet – Principal

Percussion – Section

Winds, Brass & Timpani: Substitute positions (only)


Audition Information:

If you are interested in auditioning for the BSO, please view the video audition process information document.

Audition materials for all instruments can be found here.

You can send an email to  with questions or for more information, or you may complete this form to be sent information directly.