If you sent in an application for the viola auditions, you can find the repertoire list here. If you have questions please email us at

Seattle Symphony announces auditions for: Contrabassoon/3rd Bassoon

  • Preliminary auditions may begin as early as Friday, April 24th, 2020. Final auditions will be held on Monday, April 27th, 2020. All auditions will take place in Seattle.
  • Employment begins in September 2020 or by mutual agreement.


By Friday, February 14th, 2020, please send one-page resume listing:

  • Recent orchestral experience
  • Musical education
  • Audition experience/placement

Send resume to Please write “Contrabassoon/3rd Bassoon Auditions” in the subject line of the email and include your resume as a Word or PDF file.

The repertoire list is available here. Copyright parts will be sent if you are invited to the audition. Only highly qualified applicants will be invited to this audition.

No phone calls please.

Current Contract Information:

  • Minimum salary for the 2020/21 season $106,925
  • 47 weeks, including 7 weeks paid vacation: (45 weeks Symphony/Opera and an optional 2-week Seattle Opera summer production)
  • Benefits include medical and dental insurance, defined benefit pension, disability, life insurance, instrument insurance, and parking.

National Alliance for Audition SupportSeattle Symphony is proud to be a partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), an unprecedented national initiative to increase diversity in American orchestras. It will do so by offering Black and Latinx musicians a customized combination of mentoring, audition preparation, financial support, and audition reviews. Learn more at

The Seattle Symphony values diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace. Individuals who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity (EOE) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Seattle Symphony will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.