Helena Symphony Orchestra Audition Announcements

The Helena Symphony Orchestra & Chorale under Music Director Allan R. Scott has an annual concert season of 14-18 concerts, including 6 subscription concerts, 3 non-series concerts, 5 educational concerts, occasional runout or benefit performances, and potential outreach / school visits, totaling 55-65 services per season. The Helena Symphony Orchestra works under a master agreement, and there are 2-6 services in a concert series. Announcements for Current Openings are listed below.

A per-service fee (shown below), travel reimbursement of $.48 per mile up to $400 maximum per concert series, cartage, and lodging during the concert week are provided as outlined in the master agreement.

2022-2023 Season 68 Per-Service Fees
Principal- $70
Associate Principal- $66
Assistant Principal- $62
Section Player- $52

Candidates must submit a completed Audition Information Form and a single-page CV or performance resumé to Rehanna Olson, Director of Artistic Planning, [email protected]. In addition, ALL candidates must send a $50 audition deposit to reserve an audition time, which must be received in the Helena Symphony Office on or before the audition application deadline. Please use the memo line or clearly indicate Candidate’s name with deposit check submission. The deposit will be returned at the audition or destroyed if cancellation is requested 2 weeks prior to the audition date. Deposit is forfeit if cancellation is requested after 2 weeks prior to the audition date, or if candidate does not appear for audition.

Mail deposit to:
Director of Artistic Planning
Helena Symphony
21 N Last Chance Gulch, Suite 100
Helena, MT  59601

Please bring your own music to auditions.

Audition Announcements:

Audition Dates as arranged.

Please review the announcement below, submit materials, and contact Director of Artistic Planning [email protected] for audition date.

String Section Positions (as listed below)

Substitute Positions

Candidates wishing to apply for a substitute position may submit a completed Audition Information Form to Rehanna Olson, Director of Artistic Planning, [email protected], along with a current one-page resumé. Candidates for substitute positions will be asked to submit selected excerpt recordings. Excerpts and instructions on how to submit materials will be emailed to you once the Audition Information Form is received. Successful candidates will be placed on the substitute list and may be asked to play if openings are available.

Helena Symphony Chorale

The Helena Symphony Chorale schedules auditions upon request or as needed.  Singers must be able to read music and who have choral experience are welcome to audition.

The 90-voice chorale currently rehearses Sunday evenings, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

The Audition Information Form must be downloaded and completed prior to an audition.

Please contact the chorale manager at [email protected] for more information or to schedule an audition.