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The 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 two-part audition process. The first round is a video, prepared and submitted online. The second round is a performance of the same materials in front of our Music Director and committee at an in-person audition.

Current Openings

Violin – Section First & Second (Rolling), Assistant Principal First Violin (3rd chair) – Coming Soon, Associate Principal Second Violin (2nd chair, interim for 2023-24 season) – Live Audition October 1

Cello – Section (Rolling)

Flute 2/Assistant Principal – Live Audition September 24

Principal Trombone – Live Audition September 17

All other string sections, Winds, Brass, Percussion & Timpani: Substitute position auditions are accepted on a rolling basis

Audition Materials

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

Why do you ask for a video? 

Preparing a video allows the candidate to submit their best performance for review. The live audition is an opportunity to have that playing ability confirmed in person. Before the first round video process began, we found that many candidates had not played auditions recently, and sometimes nerves were getting the best of a person. As a result of the first round video, we have placed more musicians as members or substitutes.

When is the next audition?

Check Current Openings (above) for deadlines, otherwise we review videos for section positions and substitute positions on a rolling basis and will schedule auditions on an as-needed basis. We invite you prepare your audition video and send it in!

What should I do if I have questions that are not answered on this page? 

You can explore our website (check out the About page!), complete the form below, or send an email to We would love to hear from you and see a video come to our inbox!

Audition Interest Form

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