Newport Symphony Orchestra is the only professional symphony on the Oregon coast. The ensemble includes musicians from the coast, Eugene, Portland, Salem and beyond. Home base for the orchestra is the 400-seat Newport Performing Arts Center, just steps away from the gorgeous Oregon seashore in historic Nye Beach. The Newport Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Adam Flatt and is frequently conducted by Resident Conductor David Ogden Stiers.

Newport Symphony Orchestra typically convenes in Newport for three rehearsal services on the Saturday and Sunday one week in advance of a concert weekend. A concert weekend typically includes a Saturday morning dress rehearsal, Saturday evening concert, and a Sunday matinee repeat performance. If needed Newport Symphony Orchestra can provide musicians housing while in Newport.


Newport Symphony Orchestra announces auditions for the following vacancies:

Cello – section (1 position) – Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cello Audition Notice
Cello Audition List
Cello Excerpts

3rd Horn auditions have been postponed. Updated audition information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Substitute List

We are accepting resumes for the substitute list. Interested musicians should send resume and contact information to the NSO office. Please provide sound samples or video when possible. Musicians interested in joining our substitute list may be asked to audition.

Email at:


Newport Symphony Orchestra
Attn: Orchestra Personnel Manager
PO Box 1617
Newport, Oregon 97365 USA

No phone calls please.