Per-Service Core Second Trumpet Audition

Auditions for the Portland Opera Orchestra are held as positions become available.

Per-Service Core Second Trumpet

Auditions will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2024 at the offices of Portland Opera:
The Hampton Opera Center
211 SE Caruthers, Portland, OR 97214

Core musicians in Portland Opera’s orchestra are considered first for positions as orchestration dictates. All Core musicians will be offered contracts before such contracts are offered to Expanded Core musicians.

The Portland Opera Orchestra is a per service, part-time orchestra represented by AFM Local 99. In a typical season there are 4 productions; in recent seasons this has broken down as 3 operas and 1 concert. The minimum number of services offered per season is 30; however, some operas use smaller orchestras, so many players will not play 30 services a season.

In the 2023-24 season, the Second Trumpet position was offered 13 services of which 4 were performances with wages totaling approximately $3,000. Please note that Portland Opera does not provide housing or a per diem payment for orchestra members.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a one-page professional resume with the instrument in the subject line to

All resumes must be received by March 1, 2024, in order to be guaranteed an audition spot.

Auditions are tentatively scheduled to begin at 12:00pm. Finals will begin immediately following the preliminary rounds. Times are subject to change; the need for multiple preliminary rounds is contingent on the number of candidates auditioning.

For more information, please contact Quinn Liu, Music Assistant, at

Go here for audition repertoire.

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