Vacancies for Clarinet, Horn & Oboe with Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam Academy

A number of opportunities for young musicians aged not older than 26 by 1 September 2022 have arisen with the Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam Academy.

The Academy of the Concertgebouworkest offers talented young musicians the opportunity to gain experience as an orchestral musician in one of the world’s leading symphony orchestras.

For the 2022/ 2023 season the following Academy position is open:

Closing date for applications is Wednesday, 12 January 2022.

During the academy course, which starts 1 September 2022, the academists play in up to fifteen programs of the orchestra under the guidance of mentors from the orchestra. In addition, the academists attend private lessons given by the principals, and they play chamber music with fellow academists and with members of the orchestra. They participate in various workshops such as auditioning, educational activities and mental training, and they are offered classes in movement and posture training including Alexander Technique. The academists receive Academy certificates on successful completion of the course.


The Academy offers each participant a salary of €1,689 gross per month (10 months).

They require all participants to be present in the Netherlands for the full season (September 2022 through June 2023) and to participate in all activities offered. The academists are responsible for obtaining their health insurance and their housing in Amsterdam.

Who can apply?

Musicians who:

  • are not older than 26 at 1 September 2022 and;
  • preferably have a Bachelor’s degree or are studying for a Master’s degree and;
  • are holding the nationality of a European Union country plus, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland. Or are already in the possession of a valid Dutch working permit.

The Concertgebouworkest will make a preliminary selection based on letters and videos of application. The results will be communicated by the end of January 2022.

They require a video with good sound quality.

For further information and audition requirements, please see

You can learn more about the Concertgebouworkest Academy here.