Auditions & Employment

Audition to Join the ESO

The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra is an ensemble of professionals and accomplished volunteer community musicians. Rehearsals take place Wednesday evenings from 7:30–10:00pm with additional rehearsals scheduled for concert weekends.

We provide musicians the opportunity to perform under the direction of our outstanding conductor, Stephen Alltop, surrounded by the impressive talent of both professional and accomplished volunteer players. Plus spectacular collaborations with a wealth of guest performers and groups allow us to offer a diverse repertoire and the chance to perform alongside both up-and-coming artists and highly acclaimed talent.

Community String Positions

String players interested in joining the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra as volunteer community musicians should contact Orchestra Manager Linda Oper at Please be sure to specify which string instrument you play when emailing.

Interested parties should prepare one movement of a concerto or sonata and 3-4 excerpts of their choice.

Professional Positions

Auditions for professional positions are scheduled as needed and/or as openings become available. At this time, there are no open paid positions with the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra.

Substitute Positions

To be considered as a substitute musician, please email a resume to Orchestra Manager Linda Oper at


There are no open positions with the Elmhurst Symphony Association at this time.