YSO Assistant Conductor Auditions

YSO Assistant Conductor

The YSO seeks applications for the above named position for the 23/24 Season 


1 Year (non-renewable)


Yale Juniors and Seniors Undergraduates who have studied conducting at or outside Yale. Please note this position is not for the beginner conductor. 
Selection process is via application, interview and audition. YSO Music Director’s decision is final. If no suitable candidates apply the position will not be filled.


Understudying all YSO programs.
Conducting and Selecting music for Halloween Concert in cooperation with the Show Director.
Conducting some of the Undergraduate Composition Workshops.
Conducting some sectional rehearsals.
Possibility of conducting select piece/s at the discretion of the Music Director.
Helping prepare music (bowings, phrasing, numbering etc) for each cycle of concerts.

APPLICATION (Closing Date September 3, 2023. Auditions will be held September 13.)

Please submit your application, answering the questions, below:
Conducting Classes/Lessons/Seminars (List all tuition and any positions held):
Conducting Experience (list who, what and where):
Explain in no more than 250 words why you’re applying for this position.


a 15 minute session with the YSO on a word tbd will be held September 13th starting at 5:45pm.


Finalists will be called to an interview prior to the audition.

Send completed application to:

Brian S Robinson – Manager, Yale Symphony Orchestra