Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

Announces auditions for FOURTH HORN
Saturday, August 21, 2021

This is a permanent, tenure track position to begin during the 2021-2022 season and the employment date will be mutually agreed upon based on the availability of the winning candidate. This is a per-service position, and the 2020-2021 season rates are $77.87 per rehearsal and $99.42 per performance. The Master Agreement is currently under negotiation for the 2021-2022 season. If travelling from outside of Pulaski County, ASO musicians are provided accommodations at the DoubleTree Hotel next door to Robinson Performance Hall, and a competitive mileage and per diem reimbursement is offered.

Auditions will take place on Saturday, August 21, 2021, in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock located in Little Rock, Arkansas.

To apply:

• Please email a one-page résumé as a PDF file to
and list your instrument in the subject line.

• Audition excerpts, a confirmation form, and additional audition information will be provided by email following receipt of the applicant's résumé. Excerpts will not be given over the phone.

• Completed confirmation forms and deposit checks must be received by August 6, 2021, in order to be guaranteed an audition time.

Winning candidates may be offered additional performance, teaching, and employment opportunities based on expertise, experience, and interest. The ASO is committed to leveraging its organizational partnerships and educational initiatives to ensure that fine orchestral musicians can thrive as performing artists.


The ASO is the state's premier professional orchestra and a thriving organization bucking national trends with conspicuous artistic growth, record attendance, financial stability, community engagement, and a tradition of artistic excellence. A major renovation to the ASO’s primary performing space, the historic Robinson Music Center, was completed in 2017. The 2021-2022 season includes a subscription series highlighted by Barber’s Violin Concerto with violinist Gil Shaham, Dvorak’s New World Symphony, Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and works by Little Rock’s own Florence Price. In addition to its Masterworks and Pops series, the ASO performs to audiences in diverse locations with its popular River Rhapsody Chamber Music Series at the Clinton Presidential Center, Education and Community Engagement programs for children and families, and myriad programs and performances of all types throughout the state of Arkansas. The ASO also has three youth orchestras, a community orchestra, and is involved in multiple music education partnerships and collaborations throughout Arkansas.


Greater metropolitan Little Rock is a community of over 700,000 known for high quality of life, low cost of living, a vibrant arts scene, excellent education and healthcare, and an aspirational posture toward economic and cultural growth. It is currently ranked in the top ten of US cities in separate rankings of Happiness, Cleanliness, and Value. The Brookings Institute placed Little Rock in the top twenty “Strongest Metro Areas in the Country” and Forbes listed it in its “15 Best Cities for Young Adults.” Kiplinger named Little Rock No. 1 on its 2013 list of “10 Great Places to Live.”

Masks and Vaccines Required

All ASO musicians, guest artists and staff, venue staff, and patrons are required to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all ASO indoor concerts.

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