Orchestra Auditions

Orchestra Auditions Work at The Muny


There are currently no openings in the orchestra for the upcoming season. Please check back again next year.

General Audition Information

All questions regarding the audition and this information must be directed to the Orchestra Manager, Wendy Lea. Discussions with or inquires to anyone other than the orchestra manager could disqualify the candidate from the audition; candidates are not permitted to contact members of the audition committee. The preferred method of contact is by email to: [email protected]. Employees at The Muny must be fully vaccinated.

Please await confirmation of your audition day and time before making travel plans. Invitations are sent by email. Invited candidates will be asked to email acceptance of the invitation to confirm they will attend.


Musicians are scheduled according to the instrumentation needed for each show. The season is normally 7 shows each summer from June through mid-August. Weekly base wages for 2024 are $1,754.08/per week. The Muny Orchestra is covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the Musicians’ Association of St. Louis, Local 2-197.

The Muny Orchestra is considered a local orchestra and, as such, travel and housing for out-of-town musicians is the responsibility of the musician.

Audition Location

The Muny — Orthwein Hall
#1 Theatre Drive
St. Louis, MO 63112

Follow the signs to Orthwein Hall through the east backstage gate.

Please note

  • The Muny Orchestra tunes to A=440.
  • The Audition Committee reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest of professional standards.
  • It is understood that any candidate auditioning for a position will accept employment. Please do not audition if you do not plan to accept the employment, should it be offered.
  • In all auditions, music excerpts will be performed from music supplied by The Muny, either the copy on the stand or your personal copy of the excerpts provided to you.
  • Note that no electronic devices are allowed in the audition room during your audition, including but not limited to tuners, metronomes, cell phones, tablets, and recording devices.
  • If you are hired by The Muny, you must be/or become a member in good standing of M.A.S.L. Local 2-197.