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Career Opportunities

The SDSO is a dynamic regional orchestra of 80 professional musicians that performs in the acoustically superb Mary W. Sommervold Hall of the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The orchestra’s season consists of 10 orchestra concerts, 3 Chamber concerts, educational concerts, special programs (Lakota Music Project and Music as Medicine), and extensive community engagement programming. The SDSO enjoys a growing audience and enthusiastic community support. Concerts are broadcast on South Dakota Public Radio.

Community Engagement Manager – The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Community Engagement Manager is an innovative, resourceful, relationship builder responsible for designing, developing, and implementing the organization’s award-winning community engagement strategies.  This is a part-time position.


Symphony Internship(s) Available

*Students interested in an internship with the SDSO should contact us at



Upcoming Auditions:

The SDSO plans to hold auditions for the following positions in the Fall of 2021. Please continue to check back as information and audition materials will be posted here at least 2 months prior to the audition.

  • Third Flute / Piccolo
  • Third Bassoon / Contrabassoon
  • Second Trumpet
  • Principal Percussion
  • Principal Keyboard
  • Principal Harpsichord

*Musicians interested in a substitute position with the SDSO should contact us at