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Harry Bicket, Music Director

All tenure-track positions
Employment will commence with the 2023 season
Auditions will be held in Stieren Orchestra Hall at the Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe, NM

Principal Double Bass

Preliminary rounds: August 15, 2022
Final rounds: August 16, 2022
Double Bass Audition Repertoire (pdf)

Principal Trombone

Audition date: August 20, 2022
Trombone Audition Repertoire (pdf)

Principal Trumpet

Audition date: August 22, 2022
Trumpet Audition Repertoire (pdf)

Requirements & Application Details

Resume: One-page only
(Note: Do not email your resume as it will be considered as an incomplete application)

Refundable Deposit: $100 payable to: The Santa Fe Opera

Resume & Deposit Due Date: Received no later than Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Postal Address (for resume and check):
Audition – (specify instrument)
Santa Fe Opera
PO Box 2408
Santa Fe, NM 87504

Employment Details

2023 Season: June 19 through August 26, 2023
Principal Overscale Weekly Salary: $1,985.10
Housing Allowance: $5,780
Travel Allowance (based on zone): from $240 – $1,275

  • Resumes will be screened – Highly qualified applicants only
  • A limited number of applicants will be invited to audition.
  • Winning candidate must be available for the entire 10-week season.
  • The audition committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards.
  • Winning candidate must show proof of eligibility to work in the United States

Questions should be directed to
No phone calls please.