French Horn Auditions

Last Updated: November 16, 2017

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**Los Angeles Philharmonic – Associate Principal Horn
Deadline: 1/16/18
Audition: 3/26/18

**Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal – Principal Horn
Deadline: 2/9/18
Audition: 3/15-16/18

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra – Associate Principal Horn
Deadline: 12/22/17
Audition: January 2018

Fort Wayne Philharmonic – Principal Horn
Deadline: 1/8/18
Audition: 1/29/18

Des Moines Metro Opera – Principal, Fourth Horn (2 Positions)
Deadline: See Website
Audition: 1/10/18

Columbus Symphony Orchestra – Principal Horn
Deadline: 12/15/17
Audition: 1/20-21/18
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National Symphonic Orchestra of Ecuador – Principal Horn
Deadline: 11/24/17
Audition: 12/16-17/17

Basque National Orchestra – Principal Horn 
Deadline: 2/12/18
Audition: 3/8/18

Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra – Second/Fourth Horn (1 Position)
Deadline: 12/5/17
Audition: 2/5/18

USAF Heritage of America Band – French Horn
Deadline: 11/17/17
Audition: 1/11/18

Iceland Symphony Orchestra – Associate Principal Horn
Deadline: 11/19/17
Audition: 1/23-24/18

New York Philharmonic – Principal Horn
Deadline: 11/30/17
Audition: Pre – 2/4/18; Semi/Finals – 2/15-16/18

Colorado Symphony – Assistant/Utility, Fourth/Utility Horn
Deadline: 12/18/17
Audition: 1/15/18

Malmö SymfoniOrkester – Low Horn
Deadline: 12/1/17
Audition: 12/7-8/17

Danish National Symphony Orchestra – Associate Principal Horn
Deadline: 12/25/17
Audition: 3/2-5/18

U.S. Marine Band – French Horn
Deadline: 12/3/17
Audition: 12/4-5/17

Past Auditions

South Bend Symphony Orchestra – Third Horn
Deadline: 11/6/17
Audition: 11/13/17

Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg – Second/Fourth Horn (1 Position)
Deadline: 11/6/17
Audition: 12/15-16/17

Cairo Symphony Orchestra – Low Horn
Deadline: 10/31/17
Audition: 11/14-15/17

Royal Scottish National Orchestra – Assistant Principal Horn
Deadline: 10/20/17
Audition: 12/4-11/17

Washington National Opera – Assistant Principal Horn
Deadline: 10/27/17
Audition: 12/20-22/17
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Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra –  Principal Horn
Deadline: 10/20/17
Audition: 11/18/17

Atlanta Opera – Second Horn
Deadline: 10/21/17
Audition: 11/11/17

Reading Symphony Orchestra – Second Horn
Deadline: 10/23/17
Audition: 11/7-9/17

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra – Section Horn (3 Positions)
Deadline: 10/23/17
Audition: 11/6/17

Pacific Symphony Orchestra – Third/Assistant, Second, Fourth Horn (3 Positions)
Deadline: 10/16/17
Audition: 10/30-31/17

U.S. Army Field Band – French Horn
Deadline: 10/16/17
Audition: 2/8/18

Opera Australia – Principal or Associate Principal Horn (1 Position)
Deadline: 10/10/17
Audition: 11/13-14/17

Hudson Valley Philharmonic – Fourth Horn
Deadline: 9/29/17
Audition: 10/13/17
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Toledo Symphony Orchestra – Principal Horn
Deadline: 9/29/17
Audition: 11/6-7/17

Warsaw Philharmonic – High Horn
Deadline: 9/22/17
Audition: 10/2-3/17

Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa – Second Horn
Deadline: 9/15/17
Audition: 10/23-24/17

Philharmonia Orchestra – Joint Principal Horn
Deadline: 9/17/17
Audition: 10/18 and 11/5/17

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra – Principal Horn
Deadline: See Website
Audition: 9/5/17

Budapest Concerto Symphony Orchestra – French Horn (2 Positions)
Deadline: 9/7/17
Audition: 9/18/17

Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra – Second and Third Horn (2 Positions)
Deadline: 9/1/17
Audition: 10/7/17
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Utah Symphony Orchestra – Principal Horn
Deadline: 8/28/17
Audition: 10/16-17/17

Canton Symphony Orchestra – Second Horn
Deadline: 8/25/17
Audition: 9/18/17

Symphoria – Second Horn
Deadline: 8/21/17
Audition: 9/14/17

Armenian National Philharmonic – Principal Horn
Deadline: 8/18/17
Audition: 8/28/17

Wichita Symphony Orchestra – Fourth Horn
Deadline: See Website
Audition: 8/25-27/17

(Deadline Passed) Princeton Symphony Orchestra – Section Horn
Deadline: 8/15/17
Audition: 9/13/17

(Deadline Passed) Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra – Principal Horn
Deadline: 8/15/17
Audition: 9/6-7/17

(Deadline Passed) Basque National Orchestra – Principal and Tutti Horn (2 Positions)
Deadline: 8/9/17
Audition: 8/25/17

(Deadline Passed) Fort Wayne Philharmonic – Principal Horn and Second Horn (2 Positions)
Deadline: 8/15/17
Audition: 9/30 and 11/14/17

(Deadline Passed) New Zealand Symphony Orchestra – Sub-Principal Second Horn
Deadline 7/31/17
Audition: 8/15/17

(Deadline Passed) Sarasota Orchestra – Fourth/Utility Horn
Deadline: 8/1/17
Audition: 9/6-7/17

(Deadline Passed) Atlanta Symphony Orchestra – Second Horn
Deadline: 6/9/17
Audition: Fall 2017

(Deadline Passed) Sydney Symphony Orchestra – Co-Principal Horn
Deadline: 6/12/17
Audition: 7/24-26/17

(Deadline Passed) West Australian Symphony Orchestra – Associate Principal Horn
Deadline: 5/29/17
Audition: 6/12/17

(Deadline Passed) WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln – Horn
Deadline: 5/26/17
Audition: 7/2-3/17

(Deadline Passed) Glen Falls Symphony – Principal Horn
Deadline: 6/6/17
Audition: 6/23-25/17

(Deadline Passed) Croatian National Opera Orchestra – Fourth Horn
Deadline: 5/25/17
Audition: 6/9/17

(Deadline Passed) Kuopio Symphony Orchestra – Assistant Principal and Section Horn (2 Positions)
Deadline: 5/8/17
Audition: 5/26/17

(Deadline Passed) Norrlands Opera Symphony Orchestra – Fourth Horn
Deadline: 5/15/17
Audition: 6/9/17

(Deadline Passed) National Arts Centre Orchestra Canada – Fourth Horn
Deadline: 5/10/17
Audition: 6/23-24/17 and 7/5/17

(Deadline Passed) Orquestra Metropolitana – Principal Horn
Deadline: 5/19/17
Audition: 5/30/17

(Deadline Passed) Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt – Solo Horn
Deadline: 5/15/17
Audition: See Website

(Deadline Passed) National Symphony Orchestra of Chile – Principal Horn
Deadline: 5/12/17
Audition: 6/20/17

(Deadline Passed) Tampere Philharmonic – Principal Horn
Deadline: 5/10/17
Audition: 6/1/17

(Deadline Passed) Allentown Symphony Orchestra – Fourth Horn
Deadline: 5/1/17
Audition: 5/8/17

(Deadline Passed) New Jersey Symphony Orchestra – Principal Horn
Deadline: 4/28/17
Audition: 5/15-17/17

(Deadline Passed) Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra – Principal Horn
Deadline: 4/30/17
Audition: May 2017

(Deadline Passed) Baltimore Symphony Orchestra – Third Horn
Deadline: 5/1/17
Audition: 6/8-12/17

(Deadline Passed) Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra – Principal Horn
Deadline: 4/21/17
Audition: 5/5/17

(Deadline Passed) Philharmonisches Orchester Landestheater Coburg – Third Horn
Deadline: 4/23/17
Audition: 5/30/17

(Deadline Passed) USAF Academy Band – Horn
Deadline: 4/10/17
Audition: 5/26/17

(Deadline Passed) Palm Beach Opera – Assistant Principal/Utility Horn
Deadline: See Website
Audition: 4/12/17

(Deadline Passed) Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra – 3rd/1st Horn (One Position)
Deadline: 4/5/17
Audition: 5/31-6/1 and 6/14/17

(Deadline Passed) National Symphony of Columbia – Principal Horn
Deadline: 4/11/17
Audition: 5/19-20/17

(Deadline Passed) Orchestra of the Royal Opera House – Joint Section Principal
Deadline: 4/3/17
Audition: See Website

(Deadline Passed) Minnesota Opera Orchestra – Fourth Horn
Deadline: See Website
Audition: 3/27/17

(Deadline Passed) Lancaster Festival Orchestra – Principal, Third, and Fourth Horn (3 positions)
Deadline: 3/31/17
Audition: 4/24-26/17
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(Deadline Passed) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – Principal Horn M/F
Deadline: 3/20/17
Audition: 6/6-8/17

(Deadline Passed) Sarasota Orchestra – Section Horn
Deadline: 4/4/17
Audition: 5/8-9/17

(Deadline Passed) BBC National Orchestra of Wales – Sub-Principal Horn
Deadline: 4/2/17
Audition: See Website

(Deadline Passed) Southwest Florida Symphony – Fourth Horn
Deadline: 3/31/17
Audition: 4/23/17
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(Deadline Passed) Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – Section Principal Horn
Deadline: 3/18/17
Audition: See Website

(Deadline Passed) Dunshan Symphonic Wind Orchestra – Principal Horn
Deadline: 3/19/17
Audition: See Website
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(Deadline Passed) Bruckner Orchestra Linz – First Horn
Deadline: 4/3/17
Audition: 5/22/17

(Deadline Passed) Jenaer Philharmonic – Horn
Deadline: 3/30/17
Audition: 5/4/17

(Deadline Passed) West Bay Opera – Principal Horn
Deadline: 3/20/17
Audition: 4/10/17

(Deadline Passed) Aalborg Symphony Orchestra – Low Horn
Deadline: 3/10/17
Audition: 3/27/17

(Deadline Passed) Yomiuri Nippon Symphony – Second and Fourth Horn (One Position)
Deadline: 2/23/17
Audition: 4/4/17

(Deadline Passed) Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – Second Horn
Deadline: 2/17/17
Audition: 3/8/17

(Deadline Passed) Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra – Wechselhorn
Deadline: 1/31/17
Audition: 3/18-19/17

(Deadline Passed) Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra – Tutti 2/4 Horn
Deadline: 1/17/17
Audition: 2/28-3/1/17

(Deadline Passed) U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Band – French Horn
Deadline: 12/2/16
Audition: 2/7/17

(Deadline Passed) Central City Opera – Section Horn
Deadline: 11/30/16
Audition: January 2017

(Deadline Passed) Utah Symphony Orchestra – Principal Horn
Deadline: 11/14/16
Audition: 2/12-13/17

Audition Results

Bamberg Symphony Orchestra – Solo Horn
Winner: Andreas Kreuzhuber
Deadline: Open
Audition: See Website

Springfield (OH) Symphony Orchestra – Principal Horn
Winner: Sean Vore
Deadline: 9/23/17
Audition: 9/30/17

Dallas Opera – Principal Horn
Winner: Katie Wolber
Deadline: 2/20/17
Audition: 4/28/17

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra – Principal Horn and Second Horn (2 Positions)
Winners: Lee Shirer (Principal) and Brian Goodwin (Second)

Deadline: See Website
Audition: 10/9-10/17

Philadelphia Orchestra – Fourth Horn
Winner: Ernie Tovar
Deadline: 7/28/17
Audition: 9/25-10/9/17

Lake Forest Symphony – Fourth Horn
Winner: Valerie Whitney
Deadline: 9/6/17
Audition: 9/26-28, 10/2-3/17

(Deadline Passed) Naples Philharmonic – Principal Horn
Winner: Ryan Little
Deadline: 2/20/17
Audition: 3/31/17

(Deadline Passed) Spokane Symphony Orchestra – Assistant Principal Horn
Winner: Anne-Marie Cherry
Deadline: See Website
Audition: 7/18/17

(Deadline Passed) Cape Symphony Orchestra – Fourth Horn
Winner: Neil Godwin
Deadline: 8/4/17
Audition: 9/17/17

(Deadline Passed) Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra – Third Horn
Winner: Stephanie Blaha
Deadline: 8/4/17
Audition: 9/17/17

Lansing Symphony Orchestra – Principal, Second, Third, Fourth Horn (4 Positions)
Winners: Rachel Britt (Second), Maxwell Stein (Third)
Deadline: 8/28/17
Audition: 9/6/17

Boise Philharmonic Orchestra – Second Horn & Third Horn/Associate Principal (2 Positions)
Winners: Aaron Price (Third/Associate) and Emily Hagee (Second)
Deadline: 8/14/17
Audition: 8/27-28/17

(Deadline Passed) Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra – Principal Horn
Winner: Michael Thornton
Deadline: 4/2/17
Audition: 5/14-15/17

(Deadline Passed) Ocala Symphony Orchestra – Principal Horn
Winner: Joseph Lovinsky
Deadline: 5/12/17
Audition: 5/21/17

(Deadline Passed) Des Moines Metro Opera – Principal Horn
Winner: Erin Lano
Deadline: 1/7/17
Audition: See Website

(Deadline Passed) Virginia Symphony Orchestra – Principal Horn
Winner: Jacob Wilder
Deadline: 5/9/17
Audition: 5/23-24/17

(Deadline Passed) Omaha Symphony Orchestra – Fourth Horn
Winner: Garrett Law
Deadline: 5/1/17
Audition: 5/23/17

(Deadline Passed) Tacoma Symphony Orchestra – Principal and Second Horn (2 Positions)
Winner: No Hire for Principal; Carrie Rexroat (Second)
Deadline: 5/5/17
Audition: 5/20/17

(Deadline Passed) Metropolitan Orchestra – Second Horn
Winner: Hugo Valverde
Deadline: 2/1/17
Audition: May 2017

(Deadline Passed) Chicago Sinfonietta – Principal Horn
Winner: Lee Shirer
Deadline: 3/20/17
Audition: 4/3/17

(Deadline Passed) Knoxville Symphony Orchestra – Fourth Horn
Winner: Kelsey Hutson Bentley
Deadline: 4/10/17
Audition: 4/20-21/17

(Deadline Passed) Phoenix Symphony Orchestra – Second Horn
Winner: Shelby Nugent
Deadline: 2/27/17
Audition: 3/23/17

(Deadline Passed) Grant Park Orchestra – Third Horn
Winner: Brett Hodge
Deadline: 2/15/17
Audition: 3/6-15/17

(Deadline Passed) Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra – Second Horn
Winner: Jessica Pinkham
Deadline: 3/10/17
Audition: 4/5-6/17

(Deadline Passed) USAF Heritage of America Band – French Horn
Winner: Abby Martin
Deadline: 2/20/17
Audition: 4/6/17

(Deadline Passed) Houston Ballet Orchestra – Second Horn
Winner: Jamie Leff
Deadline: 1/10/17
Audition: 2/20/17

(Deadline Passed) Las Colinas Symphony – Third Horn
Winner: Garrett Law
Deadline: See Website
Audition: 1/31/17

(Deadline Passed) Florida Orchestra – Principal Horn
Winner: David Smith
Deadline: 12/20/16
Audition: 1/2-3/17

  • Lee Shirer

    Chicago Sinfonietta principal horn winner. Lee Shirer

    • Jeremy Smith

      Thanks Lee for the information. I have added it to the site. Also, Congrats!