Want to be an NPOI musician?

Every summer we post any openings for the next season in woodwinds, brass and percussion.  As we grow the orchestra and perform “big” works like the Mahler 1st  symphony, we are always interested in adding new string musicians!

So just contact us whenever you would like, even during the season, to see if there are openings. You can e-mail our president, Mark Bryant, to secure an audition time, at markbryantnpoi@gmail.com.

Rehearsals during the season from early September through May, are typically from 7:30-10 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Irving Arts Center, with dress rehearsals beginning at 7 p.m. and a Saturday rehearsal before our Sunday performances from 1:30-4 p.m.

Auditions for the 2023-2024 Season are scheduled for August 22th, from 6:30pm – 9:00pm at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 200, Irving 75062.

The only paid positions are string principals.  We do not have any string principal openings for the 2023-24 Season.

To audition as a strings section musician – violin I and II, viola, cello and bass – please prepare approximately 5 minutes of two contrasting works – e.g. one movement of a concerto (no accompaniment required) and a short section of a Bach sonata or suite.  You should expect a short sight-reading as well.

For specific positions in winds and brass, we advertise these positions, but you are welcome to audition for our substitute list.


And for more information, contact:

  • Anthony Benitez – winds personnel manager – email
  • Tom Brown – brass and percussion personnel manager – email
  • Sabrina McKenzie – strings personnel manager – email