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Application was closed on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

Horn (2nd and 4th Horn) Vacancy for 1 (One) person

  • Anyone who has the ability to be a player of a professional orchestra regardless of age and nationality.
  • Resume (see screening below for details) must be received on or before 5:00pm on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 either by post or brought in person to the TMSO management office.
  • *The resume will be used solely for the purpose of the audition and will not be returned.


① Document screening

  • Resume

*Resume should include teachers and musical experiences with ID photo attached.

    ★Please download the resume from here.

    ★Results for the document screening will be sent off on Friday, January 12, 2018.
    Notification for 1st round audition schedule and orchestra excerpts will be mailed to successful applicants of the document screening.

② 1st Round Audition (Held for applicants who passed the Document Screening.)

Monday, February 5, 2018.

【Set Piece】
  1. Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat major K.447, 1st Movement. (Without Cadenza. Edition is not specified.)

【Orchestra Excerpts】

【Others】Scale played with hand stop (see musical examples)

③ 2nd Round Audition (Held for applicants who passed the 1st Round Audition)
Audition date is to be coordinated between TMSO and the applicants

【Set Pieces】
  1. Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat major K.447, 1st Movement. (With Cadenza. Edition is not specified.)
  2. Neuling: Bagatelle

【Orchestra Excerpts】

④ Aptitude Evaluation for an Orchestra Player (Held for applicant who passed the 2nd Round Audition)

*The applicant will be engaged in the concerts held by the TMSO (within the period of 4 months in principal).

*When appearing in the TMSO concerts, fee is provided in accordance with the TMSO regulation.

Audition Venue(s) ② and ③ Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Main Rehearsal Hall
④ Respective Concert Halls
Notification for Results
  • Results of 1st round audition will be notified on Monday, February 5, 2018.
  • Result of the 2nd Round Audition will be notified on the day of the audition.
  • Result of Aptitude Evaluation for an Orchestra Player will be notified after the screening is completed.
Interview Held for applicants who passed the aptitude evaluation for an orchestra player.
Terms of employment
  • Salary will be on an annual salary scheme in accordance with the TMSO regulation.

    - 3 year contract with renewal.

    - No retirement allowance provided.

  • Commuting allowance, expenses for expendables, maintenance, and repairs of instruments are provided.
  • Social Insurance (health insurance, employees pension insurance, employment insurance) provided.

*For candidate who cannot begin work immediately because of being a student or for any other reasons may consult.

Others Applicants should engage his/her own accompanist for the 1st Round Audition and 2nd Round Audition. Should there be difficulties engaging an accompanist due to coming from abroad or outside of Tokyo and surrounding areas etc. TMSO will arrange an accompanist. Please contact TMSO.
International flights, local transportation, accommodation related to the audition are the responsibility of the applicant.
address and
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Att. Horn Audition (2nd and 4th Horn)
Mr. Tateoka, Mr. Hamada
C/O Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
5-45, Ueno-Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo Japan 110-0007
TEL: +81 3 3822 0728

*Please state “Resume Enclosed” on the envelope when sending it by post.

*For inquiries please email at: audition@tmso.or.jp


Please download the resume.PDF(PDF)

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