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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 2017-2018 Season


January Auditions

Section Violin I (2 positions) – 1/16/2018
Chair 4 - $82.02 per service, 54 Minimum Guaranteed Services*
Seat 10 - $82.02 per service, 23 Minimum Guaranteed Services
*Services performed as part of the Chamber Orchestra are compensated at $92.27 per service
Violin I & II Excerpt List.pdf


Section Violin II (1 position) – 1/16/18
Chair 12 - $82.02 per service, 23 Minimum Guaranteed Services
Violin I & II Excerpt List.pdf


Principal Keyboards (1 position) – 1/16/18
Pay: $102.52 per service, 16 Minimum Guaranteed Services
Piano Excerpt List.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:

January 8, 2018 for January auditions


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



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