The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, James Blachly, Music Director, announces auditions for the following open positions:

Flute 3/Piccolo

Bassoon 3/Contrabassoon


Bass Trombone

Principal Percussion


Section 1st Violin

Principal 2nd Violin

Section 2nd Violin

Principal Viola

Section Viola

Section Cello

Section Bass

To apply to audition:

Fill out the online form here.

Auditions will consist of a concerto, excerpts, and may include sight-reading.  Click here for the specific requirements and excerpt list for each instrument.  In the unlikely event of any changes to the required excerpts, please consult this page for updates to this list. Anyone who has signed up for an audition will be notified directly if any changes are made.

Note that applicants must be available to audition in Johnstown on the following date.  Please contact us with any questions.

Saturday, September 8:  Flute, Contrabassoon, Saxophone, Bass Trombone, and Percussion
Sunday September 16th:  Piano and Strings.  Specific times to be confirmed.

Open call for substitutes on all instruments will be September 23rd in Johnstown.  Click here for the audition requirements for substitutes and fill out the online form here.  Call the office for more information:  814-535-6738

All auditions will be at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, 450 Schoolhouse Rd, Johnstown, PA 15904.

Please note

  • The JSO tunes to A=440
  • No electronic devices will be allowed during the audition, including but not limited to tuners, metronomes, cell phones, and recording devices.