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Orchestra Auditions


Announcing the following openings:

Openings in All String Sections

Assistant Principal Bass

Section Percussion

Co-principal Clarinet

Substitutes for all Sections

Auditions to be held on August 13th and 14th, 2018 at the Western Washington University Performing Arts Center (Room 16).

Please email our Operations Manager at  to receive more information on audition materials and to schedule an audition time.

Deadline for contacting the Operations Manager and scheduling an audition is August 7th, 2018.

The all- volunteer Whatcom Symphony Orchestra presents six concerts each season at the Mount Baker Theatre. The orchestra also performs the occasional family concert and/or pops concert. A few positions in the orchestra receive small stipends. Auditions are held in August, before the beginning of each season. A second set of auditions are held in October. If you are interested in being considered as a regular member, sub, or for any open positions as they become available, please contact our Operations Manager by email at or by phone at 360-255-5181.

Audition Materials

Click on the link below to download the audition form and instructions:

Audition Form and Instructions

Click on your instrument below to download excerpts. These materials may be updated each season.

If the audition instructions for your instrument indicate that a solo piece is required, please bring 6 copies of your solo piece to your audition. If auditioning for a Principal or Assistant Principal Position, the submission of a resume is also required.