Principal TUBA Audition

Sunday, November 12, 2023 
Monday, November 13, 2023
Tuesday, November 14, 2023



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Sheet music will be provided to candidates upon receipt of their application.



Schermerhorn Symphony Center 
One Symphony Place
Nashville, TN 37201

Please enter the building through stage door located near the intersection of Fourth Ave and Demonbreun St. 


Additional Information

In order to apply, please submit a one page resume to our online application form. Additionally, a refundable $100 check must be mailed in to complete the application. Please make check payable to The Nashville Symphony. All materials must be received by Tuesday, September 12, 2023. If you wish to cancel your application, the deadline to do so by is Thursday, October 12, 2023.

The salary for this position for the 2023/24 season is $85,625 + $1,040 EMG.

Applications are no longer being accepted for this position.



About the Nashville Symphony

The Nashville Symphony has been the primary ambassador for classical music in Music City since 1946. Led by Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, the ensemble is internationally acclaimed for its focus on contemporary American orchestral music through collaborations with composers including Jennifer Higdon, Terry Riley, Joan Tower and Aaron Jay Kernis; commissioning and recording projects with Nashville-based artists including Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck, Ben Folds and Victor Wooten; and for its 14 GRAMMY® Awards. In addition to the classical season, the orchestra performs concerts in a wide range of genres, from pops to live-to-film movie scores, family-focused presentations, holiday events, jazz and cabaret evenings, and more.

An established leader in the Nashville and regional arts and cultural communities, the Symphony spearheads groundbreaking community partnerships and initiatives, notably, Violins of Hope Nashville, which engaged tens of thousands of Middle Tennesseans through concerts, exhibits, lectures by spotlighting a historic collection of instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Similarly, this spring, the Nashville Symphony presented the world premiere of an epic opera commissioned from Hannibal Lokumbe, The Jonah Project: A Legacy of Struggle and Triumph. Retracing his family’s ancestry and journey from slavery to the present day, Hannibal’s story celebrates the spirit of those who endured and thrived to become Black visionaries and world changers. More at


Benefits for All Orchestra Positions Include:

  • 44 week season
  • Health Insurance coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield with the option of 100% employer-paid premium
  • Dental, Vision, Life & ADD, Instrument, and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Up to 16-weeks paid maternity/paternity leave
  • 5 weeks paid vacation per season
  • 10 personal days per season
  • 8.393% Pension Contribution to the AFM-EPF
  • 403b retirement plan


To Apply

A one page resume and a refundable $100 check must be received by Tuesday, September 12, 2023 in order to complete the application.

Applications are no longer being accepted for this position.


The Audition Committee and/or Music Director reserve the right to dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards.
The Nashville Symphony is an equal opportunity employer.