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The Abilene Philharmonic is a part-time per service orchestra, that is proud to employ some of the best musicians in the state of Texas. If you are interested in an audition, please review our openings and procedures.

Abilene Philharmonic 2024 AUDITIONS

Saturday, May 4th, 2024 (Section Strings & Trombone 2) 9:00am start 
Abilene Convention Center – 1100 N. 6th Street, Abilene, TX. 79601
Deadline for Applications – Friday, April 26th, 2024

Section Viola

Section Cello

Section Violin

Principal Cello

How to apply

Please submit the following by the stated deadline above. 

Please send your $25 check deposit to the following address:

Audition Process:

The Abilene Philharmonic will notify you once your materials have been received. Incomplete submission of materials may result in a cancellation of your reservation.

The order of auditions will be randomly determined. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your audition time to check in back stage of the Abilene Convention Center (1100 N 6th St, Abilene, TX 79601). Backstage door is located on the Northeast corner of the building by the loading dock. Those who do not check in may forfeit their time and deposit. You will be given a private practice space 5-10 minutes prior to your audition. Audition times will be sent to each candidate the week of the audition.

Abilene Philharmonic auditions consist of two rounds. The first round is screened, and the committee will be unable to view the candidate. Candidates are asked to refrain from speaking during the first round. Candidates who advance to the second round will be visible by the committee, and the committee will be able to review the candidates’ resume.

Please address any questions to Abilene Philharmonic Director of Operations & Orchestra Personnel, Drew Young at operations@abilenephilharmonic.org, or 325.677.6710.




Abilene Philharmonic Concert Season:

4 Masterworks Concerts 
3 Pops Concerts 
1 set of Student Concerts 


Masterworks (Friday – Saturday Rehearsals) – Saturday Performance
Pops (Friday – Saturday Rehearsals) Saturday Performance (occasionally a matinee and evening program)
Student Concerts – Wednesday – Friday (Paired with a masterworks concert)
Travel Pay and Lodging Provided