Professional positions as well as community organisations.

West Australian Symphony Orchestra


The West Australian Symphony Orchestra is a full-time ensemble of 82 musicians based in Perth, Western Australia. As the state's premier arts company, the orchestra performs its major concerts in the exceptional acoustic of the Perth Concert Hall. The orchestra also performs with the West Australian Ballet and Opera companies and has highly acclaimed educational, regional, talent and audience development programs.

Our vision is to touch souls and enrich lives through music.

WASO is seeking an outstanding player for the position of Associate Principal Horn.
Auditions will be held at Perth Concert Hall on Monday 21 May 2018.
Recorded auditions are to be received by Monday 14 May 2018.
Applications close Monday 14 May 2018.

Audition requirements are:

1. MOZART, W.A., Horn Concerto No.4 in Eb Maj, K 495. First movement with cadenza

2. STRAUSS, R., Horn Concerto No.1in Eb Maj, Op.11 First & Second movements

3. Orchestral excerpts will be available to download from the WASO website on 14 March 2018

Note: All set works and excerpts are to be presented in orchestral tuning: A = 441Hz

This position is open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents only.

Please go to their site for more details

Please forward enquiries to the contact details below.

Orchestra Manager
West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Perth Concert Hall
5, St George’s Terrace
Perth WA 6000
Phone: +61 (0)8 9326 0054

Cairns Winter Music Shool are looking for Horn Players

Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Associate Principal-Horn

Perform with Queensland's only full-time orchestra and largest performing arts company. Auditions will be held on Wednesday 23 May 2018. Salary range: $84,004 to $88,708. Package includes superannuation.
Position is only open to Australian citizens and permanent residents and New Zealand citizens.
closing date: 09 May 2018
More deatils on their website

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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