FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 1, 2022) – The Southwest Florida Symphony, Lee County’s only professional orchestra and the fourth oldest in the state, is holding auditions for concertmaster and a variety of section musician positions, beginning in September. Auditions will be held on the following dates:

  • Sept. 26: Concertmaster, assistant principal second violin and three section violins
  • Sept. 27: Principal bassoon and section viola
  • Oct. 3: Section cello

The Southwest Florida Symphony is a regional per-service orchestra serving Fort Myers and the Greater Lee County community.

“We have a phenomenal season of performances lined up and are seeking exceptional candidates to join us in creating unforgettable musical experiences for our community,” said Amy Ginsburg, executive director of the Southwest Florida Symphony.

One-page resumes and a $50 refundable deposit must be received by Friday, Aug. 26.  Submission details, excerpt lists for each position and additional audition information are available at

The Southwest Florida Symphony made its debut as a community orchestra on April 15, 1961, playing in schools and community centers, with a roster of only 24 volunteer musicians. Today, the symphony boasts a roster of 70 world-class musicians, and is Lee County’s only fully professional orchestra. The Southwest Florida Symphony’s 62nd year continues the orchestra’s tradition of artistic excellence as newly appointed Music Director Maestro Radu Paponiu leads his inaugural season of spectacular performances. Maestro Paponiu, the sixth music director in the organization’s history, also serves as the associate conductor and youth orchestra director for the Naples Philharmonic in addition to guest-conducting with orchestras throughout the United States and Europe.

For more information about the Southwest Florida Symphony, upcoming season performances and subscription and ticketing information, visit or call 239-418-1500.

Amy Ginsburg, Southwest Florida Symphony, 239-418-0996,
Angela Bell, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, 239-275-5758,