Our selection procedure

In order to ensure the choice of the best candidate for the SJSO, the following hiring procedure is in planned:

Autumn 2023

You submit an application (the form will be made available online in autumn 2023)

July 2024

You will be informed by the end of July 2024 whether you are invited for a conducting trial

November 2024

Six to eight conducting trials will take place in November 2024

Autumn 2025

The two most promising candidates will be conducting the orchestra during a complete ‘trial tour’ in autumn 2025 and spring 2026, allowing for the comprehensive evaluation of their artistic and pedagogic capabilities

Spring 2026

Second ‘trial tour’ (see above)

May 2026

The selection of the successful candidate takes place in May 2026


The tenure of our new Principal Conductor will begin in 2027 or by arrangement