YSO Assistant Conductor Auditions

YSO Assistant Conductor

The YSO seeks applications for the above named position for the 24/25 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 conjunction with the Director & Producers of the Show.
Conducting some of the Undergraduate Composition Workshops.
Conducting sectional rehearsals as required.
Possibility of conducting select piece/s in concert at the discretion of the Music Director.
Helping prepare music (bowings, phrasing, numbering etc) for each cycle of concerts.


APPLICATION (Closing Date April 12, 2024. Auditions will be held April 22.)

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 10 minute session with the YSO on the First Movement of Beethoven Symphony No. 5 will be held Monday, April 22nd 4:00pm-5:00pm.


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

Send completed application to:

Brian S Robinson – Manager, Yale Symphony Orchestra