Brookline Symphony Orchestra

12 Greenough Street
Brookline , MA 02445

Date Posted:
August 29, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Auditions for Brookline Symphony Orchestra


The Brookline Symphony Orchestra will be holding auditions for its upcoming season on Sunday September 9 2018 and throughout the fall. Repertoire will highlight audience favorites (Brahms 4, Sibelius 5, Mahler 1) alongside new works and hidden treasures by female composers, including Florence Price, the first African-American woman to have a composition played by a major orchestra, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir, the New York Philharmonic's Kravis Emerging Composer in 2015.

We currently have openings for trombone, principal bass, all string sections, and substitute list in winds and brass.

Rehearsal Information:
Rehearsals are held on Monday evening, weekly from 7:15 to 9:45pm, starting in mid September and ending late May at the Korean Church of Boston in Brookline Village. In addition, we hold a dress rehearsal the Saturday before the concert at All Saints Parish (our performance venue) in Washington Square, Brookline, MA. 

Additional information:
2018-19 Repertoire:
Rehearsal Schedule:

Required excepts are posted on our website:
Applicants should prepare required excerpts as listed, as well as representative contrasting material of their choice from either a Concerto, a Sonata, or the orchestral repertoire and, if possible, material relevant to our upcoming season. The audition will last about 10 minutes.
How To Apply:
Auditions for the 2018-2019 season will be held Sunday September 9, 2018.
Individual auditions can also be scheduled on a case by case basis, depending on our needs. These are usually held right before our rehearsal.

Contact the personnel manager at if you are interested.

Apply by:
September 09, 2018
About this Organization:
The Brookline Symphony Orchestra provides qualified volunteer musicians under professional leadership an opportunity to enhance their skills while enriching the cultural life of the community through affordable performances and outreach events. Our orchestra members are talented musicians -- amateur, student, and professional -- who volunteer their time to create an organization of which Brookline can be proud. We are actively working to ensure that the Brookline Symphony Orchestra becomes a vital part of Brookline's cultural life -- a community orchestra in the truest sense of the word. In addition to our traditional concerts each season, we plan a number of free outreach events annually, including free full orchestra concerts at schools, nursing homes, and hospitals.