Auditions to be held in September 2019

In the 2020/21 season, section players will receive:

  • 22 week contract (September – March)
  • Base rate of $2,775.93/wk plus 10% overscale for Assistant Principal (total base pay of $67,177.51)
  • Additional 18% Vacation Pay (additional $12,091.95)
  • Benefits Package (11.99% Pension; Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance)

For further information and to receive audition materials please email:

To audition, please send your resume and a $50.00 refundable deposit to:

Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra Auditions
English Horn/Assistant Principal Oboe
20 North Wacker Drive, Ste. 860
Chicago, IL 60606

Please note that audition times will only be granted upon receipt of deposit.


Vacancies resulting from the selection of a current Lyric Opera Orchestra member for any position may be filled at this time by any other applicant who advances to the finals in these auditions.