New Mexico Philharmonic

Auditions & Employment Opportunities 2024

The New Mexico Philharmonic enriches lives by providing excellent music, community engagement, and educational opportunities. As a world-class orchestra, the New Mexico Philharmonic aspires to increase the cultural vitality of New Mexico and gain national and international recognition for its excellence. We are looking for dedicated passionate professionals interested in contributing to this legacy. 


May 2024 Auditions

Roberto Minczuk, Music Director, announces auditions for the following vacancies for the 2024/2025 season:

Sunday, May 19, 2024

  • Principal Bassoon (Principal | One-Year)
    (Although NMPhil does not offer a service guarantee, approximately 89 may be offered)
  • Bassoon II (Section | One-Year)
    (Although NMPhil does not offer a service guarantee, approximately 82 may be offered)

Monday, May 20, 2024

  • Associate Principal Horn/Horn 3 (Tenure Track)
    (Although NMPhil does not offer a service guarantee, approximately 66 may be offered)

If the winner is a current member of the section, any resulting vacancy may be offered to the most qualified candidate. 

  • The 21/22 section per-service rate was $129.86. 
  • The 21/22 assistant/associate principal per-service rate was $149.34.  
  • The 21/22 principal per-service rate was $162.33.
  • Rates advertised are from the 21/22 season. 
  • Rates are subject to change based on the ratification of the new CBA.
  • The current CBA expired on August 31, 2022 and is currently undergoing negotiations. 
  • All positions include instrument insurance coverage. 

Audition will be reserved upon receipt of resume and deposit. Please send your resume and $75 audition deposit no later than April 30, 2024:

NMPhil Auditions
3035 Menaul Blvd NE, Unit 2
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Please state clearly the position for which you are applying.

Questions? Contact the Personnel Manager at

Updated April 4, 2024