Section Principal Trumpet

This Position is only open to Australian citizens or permanent residents and New Zealand citizens.

Auditions will be held across two rounds: video and live.

The first-round video audition is due on Tuesday 9 February 2021, and the second-round live audition will be in Brisbane on Wednesday 24 March. An accompanist will be provided at the live auditions.


All applicants are required to submit a recorded audition as part of the shortlisting process.

Audition Requirements

Set works (to be performed with piano accompaniment)

Henri Tomasi Trumpet Concerto

  • 1st Movement

Haydn Trumpet Concerto

  • 1st Movement (without cadenza)
  • 2nd Movement – may be asked to perform this unaccompanied

Excerpts are available digitally via email – please contact

The Round 1 excerpt list will be announced four weeks prior to the Round 1 due date and distributed via email once your application has been received.

Recorded Audition

First-round recorded auditions will be accepted as Audio Video only and must be received by QSO by close of business Tuesday 9 February.

Live Audition

QSO will advise applicants after the first-round recorded auditions if they are required to attend the live audition on Wednesday 24 March.

For all recorded auditions, please ensure you read the Recorded Audition Policy carefully, and complete the Recorded Audition Declaration Form. Both documents are available below.

Key dates

  • Applications close - Tuesday 2 February 2021, 5pm AEST
  • Round 1 due (recorded audition) - Tuesday 9 February 2021, 5pm AEST
  • Round 2 (live audition in Brisbane) - All day, Wednesday 24 March 2021*

* If submitting a recorded audition for round two, due date is: Wednesday 17 March 2021

Position Description: you may review the roles and responsibilities of this position in our current Enterprise Agreement. 

Salary range: (Australian Dollars) $91,888.00 plus 9.5% superannuation, plus allowances.


To apply, please email your CV to

Information can be found on the QSO Website at

Further enquiries: Isabel Hart, Operations Assistant |

Applications close: 5pm AEST on Tuesday 2 February 2021.

No unsolicited recruitment agencies CVs will be accepted.