The Brookline Symphony Orchestra is a community ensemble involving instrumentalists of all ages from the Greater Boston area. All orchestra members except for the concertmaster are volunteers and are asked to participate in the financial support of the organization. We do not have "principals" in the wind/brass sections and are implementing a rotation system.

Audition dates: 
Auditions for the 2017-2018 season will be held Sunday September 10, 2017
Individual auditions can also be scheduled on a case by case basis, depending on our needs. These are usually held right before our rehearsal. 

Rehearsal Information:
Rehearsals are held on Monday evening, weekly from 7:15 to 9:45pm, starting in mid September and ending late May at the Korean Church of Boston in Brookline Village. In addition, we hold a dress rehearsal the Saturday before the concert at All Saints Parish (our performance venue) in Washington Square, Brookline, MA. Full details about schedule and location are on this page.

Current openings:

We currently have the following openings:

  • horn
  • trumpet
  • trombone
  • timpani
  • principal second violin
  • principal double bass
  • all string sections
  • some substitute winds and brass

To request an audition:

Contact the personnel manager at and fill out our audition form.

Audition Material:
Applicants should prepare representative contrasting material of their choice from either a Concerto, a Sonata, or the orchestral repertoire and, if possible, material relevant to our upcoming season. The audition will last about 10 minutes. Candidates for a principal string position will also be required to prepare five excerpts from the standard orchestral literature assigned by the audition panel.

2016-17 Repertoire is here.

Rehearsal Schedule is here.