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The Second Horn Audition for the Houston Ballet Orchestra is scheduled for Wednesday, 4 June 2014 at the Houston Ballet Center for Dance in Downtown Houston.

Houston Ballet Orchestra is paid on a per service basis. The current minimum service guarantee this season is 116 services and the service rate is $150.80. There is a 6.54% contribution to the American Federation of Musicians and Employers' Pension Plan and a 4% contribution to the Entertainment Industry Flex Plan.

Houston Ballet's performances span the period from late August through mid-June each season. Each residency is approximately 4-5 weeks. Nutcracker runs 5-6 weeks. Houston Ballet alternates usage of the Wortham Theater Center with the other resident company, Houston Grand Opera (HGO). Many members of the ballet orchestra also play for the opera.

Employment Eligibility

Please be aware that the U.S. government requires anyone who works for Houston Ballet to show proof of identity and work eligibility (either by proof of United States citizenship, lawful permanent resident status, or temporary resident status with appropriate USCIS work authorization).  All individuals who are offered contracts will be required to provide such documentation. Houston Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Audition Deposit Required

An audition deposit of $50.00 (checks only, made payable to "Houston Ballet") will be required to be scheduled.

Houston Ballet Center for Dance

601 Preston Street

Houston, TX 77002

Attn: R. Reeves

Houston Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates for employment are considered without regard to race, color, sex, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, age, non-job-related disability or marital status. 


Please email or mail a one-page resume to:



Richard Reeves

Orchestra Manager

(713) 535-3272


Houston Ballet

601 Preston Street

Houston, TX 77002