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Thank you for your interest in joining the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra.

2020-2021 Auditions

The Bellingham Symphony Orchestra announces auditions for concertmaster. This is a paid position.

About the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra

The Bellingham Symphony Orchestra performs under the direction of Music Director Yaniv Attar. The BSO is a community-based orchestra that is composed of musicians from various levels, ranging from  professionals to dedicated musicians in our community.  The BSO typically performs six to eight concerts throughout the season, including concerts for our Harmony from Discord Series, a chamber orchestra concert, and an educational concert. In addition, the BSO engages with our community through over ninety solo and chamber performances each year. From Soloists in the Schools to Classical Around Town, we aspire to reach our community with music in new and interactive ways. 

The BSO has tremendous community support, a stable artistic and administrative staff, and a highly-engaged Board of Directors, which is a part of its success and financial stability. The culture of the BSO is one of excellence, respect, and mutual support.

The BSO is the Resident Orchestra of the historic Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, which seats over 1,500. The BSO regularly fills the hall with sold out concerts each season.

For more information about the BSO, please visit the About Us Page.

Date & Location

Live auditions will be held in Bellingham, Washington on Saturday, June 19, 2021.*

Additional Information

  • In addition to a résumé (due by March 1, 2021), applicants must send three references. We will screen résumés after the March 1st résumé deadline and a limited number of qualified applicants will be invited to continue. Following the résumé screening, all applicants will be notified about their invitation to continue the audition process by email. 
  • Audio recordings will be requested prior to the final audition round and are due by May 1, 2021. We will screen audio recordings after the May 1st submission deadline and a select number of qualified applicants will be invited to continue. Following the audio recording screening, applicants will be notified about their invitation to attend the audition by email.

Concertmaster Information

  • $150 per service stipend for rehearsals and concerts
  • Typically 40-50 services per season
  • Potential for additional services throughout the year with the BSO String Quartet 
  • Potential for additional services throughout the season through Bellingham Youth Chamber Players coaching as well as Youth & Community Engagement performances

To Apply

Please submit a résumé with three references by email or mail, which is clearly marked with the name of the position being auditioned for to the BSO Operations Manager. PDF or word file format is preferred for email submissions. Résumés and references must be received by March 1, 2021 for consideration.

Mail: Bellingham Symphony Orchestra, PO Box 5892, Bellingham, WA 98227

Email: operations@bellinghamsymphony.org

*Date subject to change.

Concertmaster Audition Repertoire List

Repertoire list with excerpts for concertmaster audition

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