Professional positions as well as community organisations.

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne
Master of Music (Orchestral Performance)

"Partnering with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO), this 2 year course commencing February 2019 prepares future orchestral musicians through classes and performances at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music as well as work integrate learning experiences performing with MSO. Every student receives a generous scholarship and a mentor from the MSO."

Closing Date 14 September 2018

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West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Associate Principal Horn
WASO is seeking an outstanding musician for the position of Associate Principal Horn.

This position is open to candidates of all nationalities.

WASO is calling for recorded auditions only.

The intention is to identify a small number of successful candidates from the audition who will each be offered a short (2 week) pre-trial as Guest Associate Principal Horn with WASO, during which time they will be asked to perform a live audition.

Applications and recordings need to be received by the closing date.

closing date: 14 Sep 2018

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Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Principal Horn
The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2018. TSO is an award-winning, 47-piece ensemble. In addition to annual concert seasons in Hobart and Launceston and appearances in Tasmanian regional centres, the TSO performs nationally and internationally, including a highly successful tour of China in December 2016-January 2017.
The TSO is based in Hobart - Australia's smallest and most charming state capital and a city known for its relaxing lifestyle and hassle-free commuting. Tasmania enjoys outstanding natural scenery, pristine living conditions and superb locally produced international standard food and wine.
The Principal Horn will be auditioned by the TSO on 6 August 2018. Should you not be able to attend the audition date in person, the TSO accepts recorded auditions.Please refer to the TSO Website for more detailed information.
Please Note: The position is only open to Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents of Australia or New Zealand citizens.
closing date: 23 Jul 2018

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We are recruiting for the position of Associate Principal 3rd French Horn. These auditions are open to both local and international applicants.


Applications close: Monday 30 July 2018
Recorded auditions due by: Monday 30 July 2018
Live audition date: Monday 6 August 2018 (Wellington, New Zealand)
Possible trial dates for the position include 6 November - 7 December 2018


Live auditions will take place from 9.30am on Monday 6 August 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. Candidates will be advised on arrival at the audition which excerpts will be required. The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra tunes at A440. Auditions will be unaccompanied.


If you are unable to travel to Wellington for the live auditions, you may submit a filmed audition recording (must be video and audio). Auditions must be recorded unaccompanied. Recorded auditions must not be edited (other than cuts between excerpts) and must all be recorded on the same day, in the same venue. We recommend using a high quality microphone in a professional recording environment.

All recordings must be sent electronically using format must be one of the following: .mp4, .mov or .wmv. Please send each solo and excerpt in a separate file, with filenames as per the Audition Requirements document. The dropbox folder must include your full name and the position you are auditioning for, however please do not include your name anywhere within the recording files themselves.

Recorded auditions are due by Monday 30 July 2018. Only recordings that follow the audition requirements will be accepted.


The successful candidate/s will be invited to play for a trial period with the orchestra; possible trial dates for the position are 6 November - 7 December 2018. You will be notified of the results soon after the audition date.

If you have any queries or require details of conditions and remuneration, please do not hesitate to contact us via the email address or telephone number below. We look forward to receiving your application form by Monday 30 July 2018.

NZSO Auditions Coordinator or phone +64 275 745 292

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"Apply for Southbank Sinfonia 2019
How are you planning to establish your career as a musician?

Right now we are looking for talented graduates to join next year's orchestra and embark on a life-changing experience that promises to transform your prospects.

Every year, we invite 33 players from all over the world to be part of Southbank Sinfonia, undertaking an intensive nine-month fellowship designed to prepare you for all aspects of professional musical life. We are looking for musicians who not only have talent but dedication, team spirit, imagination and willingness to explore and embrace new ideas.

Running from early February to early November 2019, Southbank Sinfonia is an intensive programme that on average will occupy you about four days a week. This always includes three core days from Tuesday to Thursday, though we have a number of concerts and opportunities that arise on other days and provide players with a full list of these 'dates to note' when they first join. Some weeks entail just three days; some entail more. Nonetheless, we always strive to ensure you have time almost every week to build other aspects of your career and pursue professional work.

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(This is in London)

Cairns Winter Music Shool are looking for Horn Players

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Lane Cove Concert Band
is a community band organisation based in Lane Cove, Sydney. It has three concert bands of varying standards and each has positions available for horn players. Please see the website for more details The band does have some instruments to hire to members at very reasonable rates. Contact the membership officer Jackie Brighton via the band website.

Fisher's Ghost Youth Orchestra
FGYO currently has positions available for Horn players as well as other orchestral musicians. FGYO has been promoting the musical development of young people in South West Sydney for over 25 years. The orchestra is conducted by David Griffin and rehearses in Campbelltown every Friday afternoon & evening during school terms. FGYO perform 3 concerts a year, a Toddler Proms series, School Holiday Orchestra Workshop days and play at a variety of Community Events.

The Training Orchestra provides an exciting opportunity for young and new musicians to take their first steps into Orchestral playing. The music selection is easier and more appropriate for younger players. (AMEB Grade 1-3) Training orchestra rehearses on Friday afternoons from 4PM to 5PM.

The Senior Orchestra caters for more experienced players and covers music which can be much more challenging but rewarding. (Minimum standard AMEB Grade 4 or equivalent). The senior orchestra rehearses on Friday evenings from 5PM to 7PM. Adult musicians are also welcomed to join based on the instrument requirements of the orchestra. The senior orchestra is currently offering a scholarship for Bassoon and Double Bass player.

For further information visit our website, face book or call Keren Jamieson on 0425 239 352

MOSMAN Symphony Orchestra has positions vacant for brass players especially French Horn. We are a community orchestra based in Mosman on the North Shore of Sydney. We welcome players of all backgrounds and music capabilities and would welcome an enquiry from you to become a member. Please contact our Membership Secretary by email on .

Strathfield Symphony Orchestra
Strathfield Symphony Orchestra needs horn players from time to time. They rehearse on Monday nights at Strathfield Town Hall and perform four seasons a year. Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor: Sadaharu Muramatsu. Enquiries: or check the website:

Inner West Community Band

The Inner West Community Band is a brand new concert band welcoming new members to all sections. The band offers an opportunity to meet other community members while performing exciting and diverse repertoire at events such as community events, competitions and concerts.

Rehearsals are on Monday evenings, 7pm-9pm at Annandale Creative Arts Centre, Annandale. For more information email or visit

City of Sydney Wind Symphony (A Grade Band) need Horn players for the Nationals in April.  The band rehearses Wednesday night at Willoughby. Contact them via their web site

Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra
The WPO performs four concerts a year and it's various wind, string and brass ensembles perform ad hoc recitals for the Woollahra Council and private functions.
The orchestra's programmes feature ripping repertoire for horns, Wagner, Bruckner, Sibelius, Stravinsky, you name it, we play it. We need more French Horn players of AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent standard.
Rehearsals are on Monday evenings at 7.30 in St Columbas Church, corner of Ocean St and Forth St. Woollahra.
Call Nigel Price on 0418203725 or visit for more information.

The Kelvin Grove Wind Orchestra
The Kelvin Grove Wind Orchestra in Brisbane are running low on horn players. They are looking for players who are at least grade 5 or 6 standard.
They practice every Thursday night from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Old Museum Concert Hall, Cnr Bowen Bridge Rd and Gregory Tce, Bowen Hills. They perform at least 4 or 5 times a year.

North Sydney Symphony Orchestra
The NSSO needs horn players of minimum standard AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent. We perform concerts five times a year and rehearse at Crows Nest on Monday nights from 7.30pm. Our conductor is Steven Hillinger and our concertmaster, Shuti Huang (Sydney Symphony). Further information: Please contact Graham Ball on 9427 2404 or

Amateur Chamber Music Society
The ACMS is an Australian mailing list of people who are interested in playing chamber music. We are currently looking for more horns to join. Our current membership is about 300 people from mainly Sydney but also around Australia. It includes string, wind and piano players of varying ability levels and ages.
Involvement in the group at a minimum is to pay the membership fee and receive the membership directory and the regular newsletters in the mail. At a maximum you can get involved in ad hoc chamber music playing at people's houses, attend the organized playing days (5 per year. Held on Sundays), go to the 3 day Wollongong camp on the Australia day long weekend. Perform in a Sunday sunset concert (held about every 2 months at Kirribilli neighbourhood centre), get involved in the much smaller Blue Mountains playing days. All involvement is entirely optional.
We have a committee which runs things and another committee which does the Wollongong camp. The group has been going for over 20 years.
We also have a library which currently has around 500 items, many only recently purchased. In this listing are around 50 pieces for wind quintet. We also have many other pieces involving horn including 4 quintets for horn and strings.
For more info visit our website
where you will find details of how to join.

Inner West Concert Band is looking for players of all ages, skills and abilities to join. We really need flutes, clarinets, bassoons, trombones and clarinets but trumpets, saxophones, tubas, percussion and french horns are also very welcome. Rehearsal is on Thursday evenings, 7:30 at Burwood Girls High School, Queen St, Croydon. Conducted by Glenn Armitage the band was only formed in February this year. For more information call the school on 9747 3355.

Ku Ring Gai Philharmonic Orchestra need some horn players. Grade 7 AMEB minimum standard. Please via