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Associate Principal 3rd French Horn

We are recruiting for the position of Associate Principal 3rd French Horn. These auditions are open to both local and international applicants.


  • Applications close: Monday 30 July 2018
  • Recorded auditions due by: Monday 30 July 2018
  • Live audition date: Monday 6 August 2018 (Wellington, New Zealand)
  • Possible trial dates for the position include 6 November – 7 December 2018


Live auditions will take place from 9.30am on Monday 6 August 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. Candidates will be advised on arrival at the audition which excerpts will be required. The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra tunes at A440. Auditions will be unaccompanied.


If you are unable to travel to Wellington for the live auditions, you may submit a filmed audition recording (must be video and audio). Auditions must be recorded unaccompanied. Recorded auditions must not be edited (other than cuts between excerpts) and must all be recorded on the same day, in the same venue. We recommend using a high quality microphone in a professional recording environment. 

All recordings must be sent electronically using format must be one of the following:  .mp4, .mov or .wmv.  Please send each solo and excerpt in a separate file, with filenames as per the Audition Requirements document. The dropbox folder must include your full name and the position you are auditioning for, however please do not include your name anywhere within the recording files themselves.

Recorded auditions are due by Monday 30 July 2018. Only recordings that follow the audition requirements will be accepted.


The successful candidate/s will be invited to play for a trial period with the orchestra; possible trial dates for the position are 6 November – 7 December 2018.  You will be notified of the results soon after the audition date. 

If you have any queries or require details of conditions and remuneration, please do not hesitate to contact us via the email address or telephone number below. We look forward to receiving your application form by Monday 30 July 2018.

NZSO Auditions Coordinator  or phone +64 275 745 292

Requirements for Audition

Application Form