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The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is Michigan's premier performing arts institution, performing concerts at historic Orchestra Hall, in neighborhood and community venues across Southeast Michigan, and online at dso.org/live for a global audience.

The DSO's administrative offices are located in the heart of midtown Detroit at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, which, in addition to Orchestra Hall, includes a black box theatre, the Pincus Education Center, and flexible spaces that can host a variety of musical, cultural, educational, business, and community events. Hundreds of metro Detroit business and cultural partners rent The Max to host their events alongside the DSO's robust calendar of performances and educational activities.

The DSO offers a unique working environment and an excellent compensation package. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information on employment opportunities email jobs@dso.org.

Administrative/Staff Positions

Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@dso.org with the position title in the subject line, along with any additional materials specified in the job description.

Applebaum Fellowship—CUBE

Applebaum Fellowship—Human Resources Department

Campaign Director

Communications Specialist

Fundraising Events Specialist

Assistant Catering Manager (part time)

Bartender (part time)

Dishwasher/Bar Back  (part time)

Driver (part time)

Grant Writer (part time)

Maintenance Aide (part time and full time available)

Server (part time)

Ticketing Specialist (part time)

Internship Opportunities

Candidates interested in Internship opportunities with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra may submit a resume and cover letter outlining their areas of interest  to jobs@DSO.org.

Human Resources Fellow

IT Intern

Orchestra Auditions


To apply for a posted audition, please click on the appropriate link above. Links include audition information & application and the audition repertoire. All applications are online applications.

Please submit an online application and mail the audition deposit with a one-page resume to the address below. Please note that all subsequent correspondence is done via email, so be sure to include an email address on your resume.

DSO Auditions Contact Information
Patrick Peterson 
Manager of Orchestra Personnel 
3711 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
email: audition@dso.org

Audition FAQs
Do you have a question about our audition process? Click here to check out our FAQs to find answers to all of the most frequently asked questions separated by category.

Past Audition Repertoire Lists

Concertmaster  |  Violin  |  Principal Second Violin  |  Principal Viola  |  Viola  |  Cello  |  Bass  |  Flute  |  Oboe  |  Clarinet  |  Bassoon  |  Third Horn  |  Fourth Horn  |  Trumpet  |  Trombone  |  Percussion  |  Timpani