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Orchestra Auditions


The WSO presents six concerts per season at the Mount Baker Theatre, plus the occasional family concert and/or ‘pops’ concert.

Auditions for positions in the all-volunteer Whatcom Symphony Orchestra are held before the beginning of each season, in August. A few positions have small stipends.

Regular auditions for the 2018-2019 season will be announced soon. 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 your instrument to download excerpts. These materials may be updated each season.

In many of the instruments below, a solo of your choice is part of the requirement. Please plan to bring 6 copies of your solo piece to your audition. Resumes are a requirement for anyone auditioning for an open Principal or Assistant Principal Position.