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Application was closed on Friday, October 14, 2016.

Trombone (Principal) -1 (one)

  • Anyone who has the ability to be a principal player of a professional orchestra.
  • Regardless of age and nationality.
  • Resume (*Please download the resume form here.) must be received on or before 5:00pm Friday, October 14, 2016 either by post or brought in person to the TMSO management office.If the Applicant is a student, a letter of recommendation (with a Japanese translation in case the letter is in a language other than Japanese) should accompany the resume.
  • *The resume will be used solely for the purpose of the audition and will not be returned.


① Document screening

Resume should include names of teachers and musical experiences with ID photo attached.

    *Please download the resume form from TMSO website or contact the TMSO office.

    *Results for the document screening will be sent off on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
    Notification for 1st round audition schedule and orchestra excerpts will be mailed to successful applicants.

② 1st Round Audition (held for successful applicants of the document screening)

Thursday, December 8, 2016

  【Set Piece】
  F. David: Concertino in E-flat major (Zimmermann edition), 1st movement up
  to just before the Cadenza.

  【Orchestra excerpts】(Alto Trombone not included)

③ 2nd Round Audition (held for successful applicants of the 1st round audition)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

  【Set Piece】
  F. David: Concertino in E-flat major (Zimmermann edition), Entire Concerto.

  【Orchestra excerpts】(Alto Trombone included)

④ Aptitude evaluation for an orchestra player (held for successful applicants of the 2nd round audition)

*To be engaged in the services of the TMSO (In principle within 4 months period)

*Fee is provided in accordance with TMSO regulation

Audition Venue(s) ② ③ Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, TMSO rehearsal studio
④ Respective concert halls where TMSO concerts are held
Notification for Results
  • Results of 1st round audition will be notified on,Thursday, December 8, 2016.
  • Results of 2nd round audition will be notified on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.
  • Results of aptitude evaluation will be notified immediately after screening.
Interview Held for applicants who passed the aptitude evaluation for an orchestra player.
Terms of employment
  • Salary will be on an annual salary scheme in accordance with the TMSO regulation.

    - 3 year contract with renewal.

    - No retirement allowance provided.

  • Commuting allowance, expenses for expendables, maintenance, and repairs of instruments are provided.
  • Social Insurance (health insurance, employees pension insurance, employment insurance) provided.

*For candidate who cannot begin work immediately because of being a student or for any other reasons may consult.

  • Applicants should bring his/her own piano accompanist needed for 1st and 2nd round audition.
  • Applicants should be responsible for their travel expenses and accommodation.
address and
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Att. Trombone (Principal) Audition
Mr. Tateoka, Mr. Hamada
C/O Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
5-45, Ueno-Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo Japan 110-0007
TEL: +81 3 3822 0726


*Please state “Resume Enclosed” on the envelope when sending it by post.

*For inquiries please email at: audition@tmso.or.jp


Please download the resume.PDF(PDF)

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20 March TMSO Guide will close early due to concert.

26 March TMSO Guide will close early due to concert.

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Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, 1st floor,
5-45 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo