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Our Orchestra
Established in 1963, the BFO is an all-star ensemble that meets each summer in the historic and beautiful southern Oregon town of Jacksonville. Our musicians come from many of the most important and respected year-round orchestras in the country and teach at some of the finest conservatories and universities in the world.

unique group of musicians perform under the leadership of Music Director Teddy Abrams, a rising star in the symphonic world. The summer festival spans 20 days in late June and early July with six performances with the full BFO, plus additional events such as chamber music concerts and curated performances for children, all at our extraordinary outdoor amphitheater under the great Oregon sky.

Application Deadline for All Positions - March 2, 2023 at 11:59pm PSTDeadline Exception - Section Bass, see below

Available Positions
The following one-year, substitute positions are open for the 2023 season:
  • Principal Flute
  • Oboe III/English Horn/Utility
  • Clarinet II/Utility
  • Clarinet III/Utility/Bass
  • Principal Horn
  • Horn IV
  • Principal Trumpet
  • Trumpet II
  • Principal Tuba
  • Principal Percussion
  • Percussion, Section (1 position)
  • Principal Harp
  • Principal Keyboard
  • Assistant Principal Second Violin
  • Violin I & II, Section (multiple positions)
  • Assistant Principal Viola
  • Viola, Section
  • Principal Cello
  • Assistant Principal Cello
  • Cello, Section
  • Bass, Section - special application deadline: March 24, 2023 at 11:59pm PST

The following Permanent Track positions are open for audition:
  • Flute II/Utility
  • Horn II
  • Horn III/Assistant
  • Percussion, Section (1 position)

Section base compensation for the 2023, three-week season: $1,875.20
(Rate of pay listed is based on the current Master Agreement. Housing with host family and travel allowance up to $750 is also available based on terms on the current Master Agreement.)

For Your Audition

Choose the position you'd like to audition for from the drop-down on the left side of this page.
You will need to upload a resume as well as several audio files of selected pieces. You will see the required audition selections when you choose your position.

Please note that this is the only place you can apply for BFO positions. Do NOT send files or resume to Britt staff. They will not be accepted.

General Instructions for First-Time Use
After you select your instrument, click "Apply" at the bottom-left of the page.
Click on "Sign-up" to create an Acceptd account
Follow the prompts to create your account
For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.

National Alliance for Audition Support
The Britt Festival Orchestra is proud to be a partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), an unprecedented national initiative to increase diversity in American orchestras. It will do so by offering Black and Latinx musicians a customized combination of mentoring, audition preparation, financial support, and audition previews. Learn more at

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