French Horn Auditions

Last Updated: May 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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) Tacoma Symphony Orchestra – Principal and Second Horn (2 Positions)
Deadline: 5/5/17
Audition: 5/20/17

(Deadline Passed) National Arts Centre Orchestra Canada – Fourth Horn
Deadline: 5/10/17
Audition: 6/23-24/17 and7/5/17

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

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

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

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

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

(Deadline Passed) Dallas Opera – Principal Horn
Deadline: 2/20/17
Audition: 4/28/17

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

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

(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

**(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

2 thoughts on “French Horn Auditions

  • May 3, 2017 at 10:51 AM
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    Chicago Sinfonietta principal horn winner. Lee Shirer

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    • May 3, 2017 at 11:04 AM
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      Thanks Lee for the information. I have added it to the site. Also, Congrats!

      Reply

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