Audition Information

The next auditions will be held on Thursday June 10, 2021 in Ithaca, NY.
  — Principal Trumpet
  — Principal Bassoon
Both positions are tenure-track, and will begin in September 2021, or at the winning candidate’s earliest availability.

To receive the excerpt list, please send a one-page résumé to  
To reserve an audition time, a refundable $30 deposit is required to be postmarked by May 17th.  Please contact the CCO Personnel Manager for details.

The CCO is a per-service orchestra with five orchestra concerts, a chamber music series, special events, and school and family performances each season. (The 2020-21 season will be temporarily adjusted due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.)

Please note we are unable to assist with visa applications.  All musicians and staff must be eligible to work in the United States.


Employment Information

INTERNSHIPS:   If you are interested in being considered for internships (short or long-term), please contact our office, and submit a résumé with letter of interest.  Internships are unpaid, and are considered on a rolling basis. For 2020 and 2021, candidates not residing in Ithaca can be considered for remote work.

VOLUNTEERS:  We’re also always interested in speaking with potential candidates for our Board and in welcoming new volunteers.  Please contact us if you’re interested in being considered.

We are also seeking a Coordinator for our Bed & Breakfast program.  You do not need to be a current volunteer with the CCO, but some volunteer experience would be beneficial, along with strong organizational skills and an appreciation for the CCO’s mission.  Please contact our office if you are interested in learning more.


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