Opportunities to join the Boulder Symphony


Rehearsals generally take place on Monday evenings, and most performances take place at the First Presbyterian Church (15th & Canyon) in downtown Boulder. The positions open for the 2016-17 season are volunteer unless otherwise noted.  Fall auditions for instrumentalists take place Sunday, August 14 or by appointment.

The following positions are currently open until filled:

  • Section Oboe/Assistant Principal
  • Section Horn
  • Section Violin
  • Section Viola

Please prepare five contrasting standard orchestral excerpts and a short solo.

Please email personnelmanager@bouldersymphony.org to set up an audition.


Auditions for the Marriage of Figaro will take place October 1 & 2.

Principal roles should prepare arias and recitatives from Marriage of Figaro.

For auditions we would like to hear arias and recitatives from Figaro of your choice. 
For call-backs/ensemble pieces please prepare with Schirmer Score:

Marcellina, Basilio and Bartolo entrance. Pg. 254-261 ending before the piu allegro
Countess: Pg. 267 Second stanza, measure 2 at the p "Son confusa..." ending before the F on pg. 269
Tutti: pg 269 at the F "certo un dia vol dell' inferno.." through 271 ending before the p "Che bel colpo!"

The following positions are open:

  • All Principal Roles
  • Chorus

Principal roles should prepare arias and recitatives from Marriage of Figaro. 

Please email personnelmanager@bouldersymphony.org to set up an audition.

Symphonic & Opera Chorus

The Boulder Symphonic and Opera Chorus members have the rare and exciting opportunity to perform in the annual opera and for select concerts throughout the seasons.

Membership in the 2017 season would include:

  • Acceptance to the choir, through live audition, on October 1, 2016 (Times assigned for afternoon, TBA)
  • Rehearsals on Monday evenings, April-May of 2017 to prep for the upcoming Opera, The Marriage of Figaro (In Italian-Barenreiter version).   This does not include stage, tech and dress rehearsals.
  • Two Summer 2017 choral retreat workshops to read through, organize, voice and prep upcoming fall/spring symphonic choral works and opera (June and August, TBA)

For Audition to 2017-2018 Choir:

Interested singers may prepare two contrasting arias/art songs.  One must be in Italian.

Open to singers ages 16-Adult

Please email, Dana Vachharajani at chorusmaster@bouldersymphony.org to set up an audition or if you have any questions.

Internships with the symphony

Our internships provide great opportunities to gain professional experience in a unique work environment. Boulder Symphony values quality work and commitment and is willing to invest resources in your learning experience.  

All internships are unpaid and will receive complimentary tickets to performances, as well as other perks.

Administrative Staff Openings

There are no current staff openings at this time.