2023 Orchestra Auditions

The Grant Park Music Festival announces auditions for the following 2022 vacancies. All positions are tenure-track. Click on the vacancies below to learn more about application deadlines, audition dates, and repertoire lists. Only qualified applicants should apply.


To apply, click on the "Submit Application" button on the vacancies below in order to complete your application and submit your résumé. A $100 audition deposit, payable by check or money order, is required. Deposit instructions will be given after applications are received. Deposits will be returned when candidates arrive at the audition or will be destroyed if candidate withdraws within 5 days of notification of audition date and time.

Violin and Oboe Applicants:  You will be able to note which position(s) you are interested in on your application - you do not need to apply more than once.  


The Festival’s 10-week 2022 season runs June 14 through August 20, 2022. 2021 regular weekly salary was $1,667.89, plus a generous benefits package. 2022 compensation is subject to negotiations.


  • The audition committee of the Grant Park Orchestra reserves the right to immediately dismiss any candidate not meeting professional standards.
  • Should an advertised position be offered to a current member of the Grant Park Orchestra, the resulting vacancy may be offered to the next most qualified candidate.
  • The winning candidate must be legally eligible to accept work with the Grant Park Orchestra at the time of the audition. Candidates who are unable to demonstrate legal eligibility to work will not be allowed to audition.
  • Limited audition times are available and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply early. A wait list may be utilized in the event all audition times are booked. Candidates will only be scheduled after the application and deposit are received.


Audition candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to be allowed to audition. Candidates must show proof of vaccination on the day of their audition in order to be allowed to participate. If you would like to request an exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, you will have the opportunity to request this on your application. Exemption requests may not be granted but the Grant Park Music Festival will attempt to provide a reasonable accommodation that does not create an undue hardship on the Festival. 

All audition candidates will be required to wear a mask that covers both nose and mouth for the duration of their time in our facilities, including during the audition. Oboe candidates will be permitted to remove their masks only when they are actively playing.  

The Grant Park Music Festival is an equal opportunity employer and a proud partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support.