The Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO), now in its 48th year, provides quality orchestral performances, music education programs, and outreach to Indiana’s fifth largest city and its surrounding communities.  Carmel, Indiana (pop 102,000) annually receives many prestigious awards and recognition, including in 2022/2023:

Best Place to Live in the USA. (Money)

Best Place to Retire in the USA (Money)

#1 Holiday Market in the USA  (USA Today)

2nd Best Small City in America  (Wallethub)


3rd Safest City in the USA to Raise a Child (Safewise)

Best City in Indiana to Live and Visit (Touropia)

Best Place to Live and Raise a Family (Niche)

Best Public Schools in Indiana (Niche)


The CSO is the resident orchestra for The Carmel Center for the Performing Arts and performs in the Palladium – the nationally renowned, state-of-the-art 1,600-seat concert hall that opened in 2011 and home to Grammy Award-winning performer Michael Feinstein and his Great American Songbook Foundation. Carmel is an arts-centric city internationally recognized for its beautiful roundabouts, public art, and many music and arts festivals; Carmel has four sister cities in Japan, China, Latvia, and Italy.



Principal Horn (one-year position): November 10, 2023

Principal and Second Trumpet: October 5-6, 2023

Sub List: Musicians interested in subbing with the CSO can send a current resume to Melanie Mashner, Personnel Manager, at Resumes will be reviewed for consideration by the Personnel Manager, Artistic Director, and current principal musicians. Recordings or an audition may be requested.


The Carmel Symphony Orchestra, an outstanding professional orchestra, holds auditions as needed throughout the year.

If you have any questions, please contact the personnel manager.