Rainier Symphony auditions qualified candidates throughout the year both to fill permanent positions and for our list of substitutes, extras and utility instrument players. For more information and to request an audition at any time, please email the orchestra at

The orchestra uses any of several methods to determine whether an invitation to join the ensemble as a regular member will be extended. These methods can include traditional audition format before a committee and also sitting in with the orchestra at one or more rehearsals. In most cases, musicians will be expected to play prepared music of their choosing that demonstrates their musical abilities and familiarity with and command of orchestral repertoire. We recommend approximately 10 minutes of prepared material, which should include part of a major concerto and orchestral excerpts.

Rainier Symphony has openings for the following positions:

Seeking substitutes for the following:

In addition to the open positions, all musicians wishing to be included on the orchestra's list of substitutes, extras and utility instrument players may request an audition.

Please send audition inquiries to