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Sub-Principal Horn 4

We are recruiting for the position of Sub-Principal Horn 4. These auditions are open to local and international applicants.


  • Applications close: Monday 19 November 2018
  • Recorded auditions due by: Monday 19 November 2018
  • Live audition date: Tuesday 27 November 2018 (Wellington, New Zealand)


Live auditions will take place from 9.30am on Tuesday 27 November 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).

Please note:

  • Auditions must be recorded unaccompanied
  • Recorded auditions must not be edited (other than cuts between excerpts)
  • Recorded auditions must all be recorded on the same day, in the same venue.

We recommend using a high quality microphone in a professional recording environment.

Submission of recordings

All recordings must be sent electronically using The format must be one of the following:  .mp4, .mov or .wmv.

Each solo and excerpt should be submitted 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 19 November 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. 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 19 November 2018.

NZSO Auditions Coordinator  or phone +64 275 745 292

Application Form

Audition Excerpts - Sub-Principal Horn 4