Third Horn

Third Horn C+ Contract

Auditions will be held Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Third Horn C+ Contract Information

The CSO currently performs 7 Masterworks concerts, 5 Pops concerts, in addition to other concerts throughout Chattanooga and the surrounding area. Employment to begin September of 2022.

$107.18  per-service, 65 service minimum guarantee
5.5% AFM Pension and Travel reimbursement when applicable.

Applicants should send a one-page resume to

Auditions will be in Chattanooga on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Check-in will begin at 8:00am with auditions beginning approximately at 9:30am. Individual warm-up rooms will be made available at least 15 minutes prior to each candidate’s audition time. Lots will be drawn to determine the order that candidates will audition. All preliminary rounds will be screened, but the audition committee reserves the right to remove the screen for the final round. The audition committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate at any point during his/her audition. Music will not be made available prior to the audition, but music will be available at the audition.


CSO 3rd Horn audition 2022


Mozart Horn First Movement of Concerto 2 or 4 exposition only


Beethoven Sym #7 (horn 1)

Mvt 1, mm 86-110


Brahms Piano Concerto #2 (horn 3)

Mvt 1, F to G                   

Mvt 2, mm 159-215


Debussy La Mer (horn 3)

Mvt 1, reh 5 to 4mm after reh 8


Dvorak Cello Concerto (horn 3)

Mvt 1, reh 8 to reh 9


Mendelssohn Sym #3 (horn 3)

Mvt 2, 6 before F to 2 before G

Mvt 3 6 after D to 4 before E


Shostakovich Sym #5 (horn 3)

Mvt 1, 17-21               

Mvt 2, 72 to 74


Strauss Till Eulenspiegel

8 before reh 28 to reh 30


Stravinsky Rite of Spring (horn 3),

reh 89-90

reh 115-121