The Abilene Philharmonic is a part-time per service orchestra, that is proud to employ some of the best musicians in the state of Texas. If you are interested in an audition, please review our openings and procedures.

Upcoming Auditions:


Auditions will begin early afternoon and will be completed by 6PM on Friday, May 3rd. Audition
times will be finalized by Sunday, April 28th.

*Times are subject to change depending on number of applicants*

We have the following contracted positions available:


Second Trumpet

Section Strings



Please submit the following by Friday April 26 by 5 PM. Any materials received after this date will not be considered.

  • Online Candidate Information Form – Please only submit one response, if you need to adjust a submission, contact our Personnel Manager, Brent Phillips at to make any changes
  • $25 Check Deposit (no money orders) – All deposits are refundable unless the candidate fails to cancel a week prior to the audition date
  • One page résumé

Please send your $25 deposit and résumé to the following address:

Abilene Philharmonic Association
ATTN: Audition Committee
1102 North 3rd Street Suite C
Abilene, TX 79601


The Abilene Philharmonic will notify you once your materials have been received. Incomplete submission of materials may result in a cancellation of your reservation. Please address any questions to our Personnel Manager, Brent Phillips at

The order of auditions will be randomly determined just prior to the audition. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your instrument group’s start time to check in backstage at the Abilene Civic Center (1100 N 6th St, Abilene, TX 79601). Those who do not check in may forfeit their time and deposit. You will be given a private practice space 5-10 minutes prior to your audition. Audition times will be sent to each candidate the week of the audition.

Abilene Philharmonic auditions consist of two rounds. The first round is screened, and the committee will be unable to view the candidate. During the second round the candidate will be visible by the committee. Candidates are asked to refrain from speaking during the first round.


Sub List Consideration:


Please submit the following by April 26. Any materials received after this date will not be considered.

  • Youtube link or digital file of a recorded performance of the audition excerpts for your instrument
  • One-Page Résumé

The Abilene Philharmonic is ONLY accepting Sub List applications for the following sections:

Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass

Please send all materials to our personnel manager Brent Phillips at