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Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be rededicated as Marian Anderson Hall, home of The Philadelphia Orchestra


The Philadelphia Orchestra announces auditions for the following position:

Assistant Principal Bass

Preliminary and semifinal auditions will occur February 4 - 13, 2024.

Final auditions will occur April 9, 2024.

  • If a member of the section wins the Assistant Principal position, the resulting section vacancy may be offered to another candidate.
  • Employment will begin based on the winner's availability and The Philadelphia Orchestra's schedule.
  • Candidates advancing to the last round of our auditions may be considered for The Philadelphia Orchestra’s substitute list.


Audition Application

Please apply no later than December 20, 2023.



Please check back frequently as repertoire is subject to change.


Complete audition information will be e-mailed after January 3, 2024.


The Philadelphia Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Strategies (IDEAS) is core to our vision and values, guiding who we are, what we do, and how we do it. Learn more at

Questions? Email [email protected]

Please refrain from contacting committee members to discuss auditions. Kindly communicate all audition matters via the Orchestra Personnel office at [email protected].

No phone calls, please.

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