The Des Moines Symphony announces the following auditions for the 2023-24 season:

Principal Second Violin
Section Second Violin (2 positions)

Tenure Track Vacancy – Principal $191.58 per service; Section $135.33 per service; 61 services scheduled in 2023-24 (57 guaranteed services) beginning Nov 1, 2023 or by mutual agreement.

All candidates will be considered for the Principal Second and Section Second positions.
All candidates will also be considered for the Auditioned Substitutes and Extras List at $135.33 per service.

All interested musicians should send a one-page resume to and a $50 refundable deposit (check payable to Des Moines Symphony) postmarked not later than Oct 13, 2023 to:

Clarence Padilla
Orchestra Personnel Manager
Des Moines Symphony
2912 Druid Hill Drive
Des Moines, IA 50315

Upon receipt, applicants will receive correspondence from the Orchestra Personnel Manager. 

Auditions will be held Monday, Oct 23, 2023 beginning at 10:00am at the Des Moines Civic Center:
221 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

Repertoire List

Repertoire lists will not be given over the phone. No phone calls, please. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. The Des Moines Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.