Employment & Auditions


Employment & Auditions

Thank you for your interest in the Madison Symphony Orchestra! If you have a passion for live, classical music and would like to lend your talents to one of America’s leading regional orchestras, please use the links below to browse our open administrative positions or learn more about auditions for the Orchestra and Chorus.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. The Madison Symphony Orchestra believes that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich our organization. We are committed to increasing our efforts to diversify our administrative and board leadership, orchestral music and performers. Madison Symphony Orchestra Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Administrative Positions

None available at this time.


None available at this time.

Orchestra Auditions

The MSO is a fully orchestrated, part time professional ensemble comprised of 91 contracted, per-service musicians, offering approximately 80 services per season.
Current Auditions:

FLUTE 2: Saturday, September 14, 2024
See Audition Excerpts List (Updated June 26) Click HERE

Employment to begin September 2024, or earliest mutually agreed upon date.
If a current member of the MSO wins a new position, these auditions may be used to fill the resulting opening.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.
If you are interested in auditioning, please send a one page resume and a $50 refundable deposit to MSO Personnel Manager Alexis Carreon at:
222 West Washington Avenue, Suite 460, Madison, WI, 53703; acarreon@madisonsymphony.org

The Madison Symphony is proud to be a partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), an unprecedented national initiative to increase diversity in American orchestras. NAAS will do so by offering Black and Latinx musicians a customized combination of mentoring, audition preparation, financial support, and audition previews. Learn more at www.auditionalliance.org.


Madison Symphony Chorus Auditions

The Madison Symphony Chorus is comprised of more than 125 volunteer musicians who come from all walks of life who enjoy combining their artistic talent. New members are always welcome. To make an appointment to audition, contact Chorus Manager Dan Lyons at daniel.lyons1908@gmail.com