Want to work for the Billings Symphony?

Purple border

Careers and Auditions

2023–2024 Tenured & Intern Auditions | April 2023

The Billings Symphony is accepting audition applications for the following tenured positions, occurring on multiple dates in April 2023: Principal Timpani (April 23), Principal Percussion (April 23), Second Flute (April 1), Second Bassoon (April 22), Third Bassoon/Contrabassoon (April 22), Fourth Horn (April 23), Second Trumpet (April 1); Principal Viola, Assistant Principal Viola, Assistant Principal Cello, and Section Strings (violin, viola, cello, bass). All string auditions, including auditions for Intern Strings, will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2023.

Audition materials will be emailed from our Personnel Manager upon submission of your Audition Application. Deadline to apply is Saturday, April 15, 2023 for April 22nd and 23rd auditions.  Applications are no longer being accepted for Second Flute and Second Trumpet. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.

Intern applicants, you are required to have a recommendation from your public or private music teacher. Before submitting your application, please notify your teacher that we will be sending them an email about your Billings Symphony Audition Application. Applicants with incomplete recommendations from a private or public teacher will not be allowed to audition.

2022–2023 PER SERVICE RATES (may increase July 1, 2023): Principal: $93.00 | Assistant Principal Strings: $85.00 | Section Musician: $74.00 | Intern Musician: $40.00

TRAVEL: Mileage is reimbursed at $0.46 for round trip travel of 60 miles or more, with a maximum of $500 per person per concert. Mileage is only reimbursed to the musician driving. Only one round trip will be reimbursed for services Thursday–Saturday for distances greater than 90 miles round trip. Musicians who elect to travel by air will be reimbursed for up to $500 of their airplane ticket cost 14 days after they submit their ticket receipt. Musicians traveling by air are responsible for their own ground transportation.

HOUSING: Home stays constitute the majority of housing arrangements for out-of-town Musicians. The Billings Symphony occasionally offers double-occupancy hotel rooms with another Musician. Musicians who decline offered housing may obtain through the Billings Symphony, if available, a discounted hotel rate to be booked and paid for by the Musician.

Tenured Audition Application Applications are no longer being accepted for Second Flute and Second Trumpet.

Intern Audition Application

Spring 2023 Tenured & Intern Audition Repertoire List (3.23.2023 minor revision to Bassoon repertoire, clarifying 1st Berlioz excerpt is from Bassoon I, not II, part)


Substitute-Only Auditions

Substitute-only auditions will once again be accepted on Monday, April 24, 2023.