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BSOC Announces Auditions for Tenured Musicians

February 15, 2023

Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale Media Release

BILLINGS MT | The Billings Symphony announces auditions for the following tenured positions,  occurring on multiple dates in April 2023:

  • April 1| Second Flute // Second Trumpet
  • April 22 | Second Bassoon // Third Bassoon/Contrabassoon
  • April 23 | Principal Timpani // Fourth Horn
  • April 23 | All string auditions (Principal Viola, Assistant Principal Viola, Assistant Principal Cello, and Section Strings - violin, viola, cello, bass), including auditions for Intern Strings 

For details and applications, audition information and repertoire listings, visit the Billings Symphony Orchestra careers webpage at Audition  materials will be sent via email from BSOC's Personnel Manager upon submission of an audition application.

**The required application deadline is March 25th for April 1st auditions and April 15th for April 22nd and 23rd auditions.  

The Billings Symphony’s 2023–2024 season repertoire includes Respighi’s Fountains of Rome,  Brahms’ A German Requiem, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1.  

The Billings Symphony is a professional orchestra, and all musicians must successfully complete a double-blind audition* prior to engagement. Double-blind auditions are held with the candidate performing behind a screen where the auditionee cannot see the audition committee and in the same fashion, the audition committee does not know the identity of the auditionee. (*Final rounds may be unblinded.) 

“The Billings Symphony Orchestra is an extraordinary professional orchestra, populated with  passionate, talented musicians,” says Anne Harrigan, music director and conductor of the BSOC.  “We strongly encourage musicians from around the region who are interested in playing at this level  to audition.”  

Auditions for the Billings Symphony Chorale will be held in late August 2023. More information will  be posted on the Billings Symphony’s careers webpage in July.  

The Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale is the largest professional orchestra in Montana.  Established in 1951, the BSOC strives to enrich lives through music. Consisting of over 135 musicians,  the BSOC serves a regional population of 400,000 people located throughout South Central and  Eastern Montana, and Northeastern Wyoming by introducing music to children, youth, adults, and  seniors through Explore Music!, the BSOC’s community engagement program. 

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