Audition for the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra!

The St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce auditions for Principal Bass, French Horn, and all section strings. Auditions are also open to those interested in being on the woodwinds, brass, or percussion sub lists.

SCSO’s 2018-19 season featured masterworks by Ravel, Copland, Joan Tower, Beethoven, Sibelius, and more. Our 2019-20 season, “Pathways,” featured compositions by Weber, Hindemith, José Pablo Moncayo, Liszt, Dvořák, Libby Larsen, Lee Actor, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Michael Daugherty, Duke Ellington, and Brahms. And had our season not been cut short due to the COVID pandemic, Bernstein, and Florence Price. Join us as we bring musical enrichment to audiences of all ages in Central Minnesota through masterworks concerts, outdoor pops, Classics for Kids programs, senior outreach concerts, holiday programs, and chamber music performances.

Auditions will be held by appointment. 

Audition repertoire lists can be obtained and audition appointments can be scheduled by contacting personnel manager Jill Pattock at:

The Season

The St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra season begins in September and concludes with the Lemonade Concert in late June.  The orchestra performs a Preview Concert, four Subscription Concerts, two Classics for Kids Concerts, and a Pops concert. Additional performances may be added during a season. Rehearsals mostly take place on Monday evenings, with an occasional rehearsal on an alternate evening during the week.  (Tuesday or Thursday) Subscription concert performances(4-6 per season) are on Saturday evenings.  All rehearsals and performances are held on the St. Cloud State University Campus.


The St. Cloud Symphony is a paid orchestra, offering modest pay rates to musicians. Current pay rates are $20 per service for principal musicians, and $12 per service for section musicians.  A small mileage stipend is also available per service to those musicians driving more than 30 miles one way.

Additional Information

To schedule an audition or if you have any other questions, please email Jill Pattock, Personnel Manager, at for audition requirements.  Winning candidates must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States or be able, at the candidate’s  expense, to meet all eligibility requirements no later than the date upon which  services would commence.  The St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra provides equal opportunity to participate in and/or benefit from the programs of the
St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra to every person regardless of race, national origin, color, sex, age,  religion, sexual orientation, or disability.