Founded in 1932, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra performs approximately 20 concerts annually, for more than 30,000 audience members, including over 5,000 children. The two main performance homes include the beautifully restored Morris Performing Arts Center, located in the heart of downtown South Bend, and the modern DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, located on the University of Notre Dame campus. The orchestra’s highly qualified musician pool is drawn from a large multi-state area. The SBSO is Michiana’s premiere professional orchestra, with a mission to engage the community in the exploration of orchestral music in all its forms.

Alastair Willis, Music Director
Announces the following vacancies for the 2018-2019 Season


September Auditions

Concertmaster (1 position) – 9/24/2018

Pay: $181.00, 53 Minimum Guaranteed Services
*Pay: $106.79, 25 Minimum Guaranteed Education Services

Violin-CM 2018 excerpts.doc


Section Violin I (1 position) – 9/24/2018
Seat 10 - $90.50 per service, 22 Minimum Guaranteed Services
Violin-CM 2018 excerpts.doc


Section Violin II (1 positions) – 9/24/2018
Seat 9 - $90.50 per service, 22 Minimum Guaranteed Services
Violin-CM 2018 excerpts.doc


Section Cello (3 position) – 9/24/2018

Seat 6 Pay: $90.50 per service, 32 Minimum Guaranteed Services
Seat 7 Pay: $90.50 per service, 22 Minimum Guaranteed Services

Cello 2018 Excerpt list.pdf

Oboe/EH II (1 position) – 9/23/2018
Pay: $90.50 per service, 53 Minimum Guaranteed Services
Oboe II-EH 2018 final.pdf



If any of the positions are awarded to a current member of the South Bend Symphony, the resulting vacancy may be awarded to another candidate.


To register for auditions, please send resume and a $50 refundable deposit to:

Director of Operations
South Bend Symphony Orchestra
127 North Michigan
South Bend, IN  46601
Email: operations@southbendsymphony.org

Application deadlines:

September 8, 2018


Cancellations must be received by 48 hours before scheduled audition date in order to receive deposit back.



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