Orchestra Auditions

OBT will hold orchestra auditions for the following positions, dates tbd and posted at least 60 days in advance

  • Saturday April 18, 2020Cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic. New dates tbd.
      Tutti First Violin, chair 5 – core
      Tutti First Violin, chair 10 – expanded core
      Tutti Second Violin, chair 7 – expanded core Download violin excerpts HERE
      Tutti Cello, chair 5 – expanded core – Download cello excerpts HERE
  • Sunday April 26, 2020 – Cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic. New dates tbd.
      Second Bassoon – Download bassoon excerpts HERE
  • Sunday May 10, 2020 Cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic. New dates tbd.
      Principal Keyboard – Download keyboard excerpts HERE
  • Sunday May 17, 2020Cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic. New dates tbd.
      Principal Trumpet – Download trumpet excerpts HERE
      Principal Tuba – Download tuba excerpts HERE

    Bookmark this webpage as information will be updated as soon as it is available. To express interest in auditioning for an open position, please send a one page resume with your current contact info to:

    Oregon Ballet Theatre
    ATTN: Orchestra Personnel Manager
    0720 SW Bancroft St.
    Portland, OR 97239

    If you are a violinist, please specify the position(s) for which you wish to be considered.

    No phone calls please.

    Should a current OBT musician win the audition, the resulting vacancy may be offered to a runner-up.

    OBT Orchestra is a per service orchestra and is used in at least two productions (including Nutcracker) per season.