Employment Opportunities

Musician Employment:

The ISO announces the following vacancies:

Principal Harp | Repertoire List
Principal Percussion | Repertoire List
Section Percussion (1 Position) | Repertoire List
Section Cello (3 Positions) | Repertoire List
Section Bass (1 Position) | Repertoire List

To apply, please send a one-page résumé & $50 audition deposit to:

Orchestra Manager
Illinois Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 5191
Springfield, IL 62705

Auditions will be held in central Illinois on the dates listed on each respective announcement. Please click on each respective position above for more information.

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra is a per service regional orchestra. All auditioned positions will begin in the 2019-2020 season.

  • Base scale for all services in the 2019-2020 Annual Season will be $78.00 per service.
  • Associate Principals: Base scale plus 10% ($85.80) per service.
  • Principals: Base scale plus 20% ($93.60) per service.

Season includes: Masterworks classical, chamber, pops, education, “Around the Town” chamber concerts, and “Music Matters” educational outreach programs.

Substitute Musicians

The ISO is now accepting applications for substitute musicians. To apply, please send a performance résumé to the Orchestra Manager, Chet Lord-Remmert, at clordremmert@ilsymphony.org. It is strongly recommended to include a link to a video sample of your playing.

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