Boston Civic Symphony

P.O. Box 1082
Brookline, MA 02446

Date Posted:
August 18, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Audition for the Boston Civic Symphony 2019-20 Season

Auditions for the Boston Civic Symphony will occur on the following days for our 2019-20 Season.

Monday, September 9 from 5:30 to 10:00 PM

Tuesday, September 10 from 5:30 to 10:00 PM

And Wednesday, September 11 if needed.

We have openings in the following positions:

  • 2nd clarinet
  • 3rd flute/piccolo
  • Assistant horn
  • Principal cello
  • Assistant principal/substitute principal bass
  • Section violin
  • Section viola
  • Section cello
  • Section bass
  • Percussion
  • Sub positions for all sections

Please email Tom Engeln at to schedule an audition.

Please prepare a short solo, preferably from a concerto, two or three orchestral excerpts preferably from our season's program, and sightreading.

How To Apply:
Please email Tom Engeln at to schedule an audition.
Apply by:
September 16, 2019
About this Organization:
Founded in 1924 by the late educator, conductor and composer, Joseph Wagner, the Boston Civic Symphony is the second oldest symphony orchestra in the city. As one of Boston’s most respected musical organizations, the BCS has distinguished itself from other local musical groups through its focus on presenting an unusually broad range of music by exceptionally skilled students and amateurs and through its emphasis on developing a broad-based audience. The BCS has defined its objectives as follows:

1. To encourage attendance by a diverse population from the Greater Boston area by offering moderately priced tickets and by distribution of a number of free tickets to underserved populations in Boston.

2. To provide orchestral training and experience under competent direction for teachers, students of music who are preparing for professional careers, and skilled amateurs.

3. To offer performances of unusual and contemporary works, with a special focus on American compositions, with leading soloists. The BCS performs three major concerts and one fund-raisers each year, which offer a range of classical and contemporary music. 

The BCS’s presentation of works by masters like Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms is balanced by its performances of pieces by contemporary American composers.

Concerts are held at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall and the Fine Art Center at Regis College in Weston, MA.