Associate Concertmaster & Assistant Concertmaster

Preliminary auditions may begin as early as Thursday, April 4, 2019.
Final auditions will be held on Monday, April 8, 2019. All auditions will take place in Seattle.

Employment begins in September 2019 or by mutual agreement.


By Monday, February 18, 2019, please send one-page resume listing:

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

Send resume to Please write “Associate/Assistant Concertmaster Auditions” in the subject line of the email and include your resume as a Word or PDF file.

Repertoire is available HERE. Copyright parts will be sent with invitations to the audition. Only highly qualified applicants will be invited to this audition.


  • Associate Concertmaster: Minimum salary for the 2019/20 season is $170,595.90
  • Assistant Concertmaster: Minimum salary for the 2019/20 season is $113,730.60
  • 47 weeks, including seven 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.