Auditions & Careers

The Wichita Symphony Orchestra posts openings for orchestral musicians and the Wichita Symphony Orchestra Chorus on this page. Available positions for administrative staff can be found here.

 

1271140_10151926512325676_949689374_oArtistic Staff  Openings

Chorus Director, Wichita Symphony Orchestra Chorus

2013-2014 ORCHESTRAL AUDITIONS

Orchestra auditions took place August 22-26, 2013.

AUDITIONS
Local auditions take place in late august prior to each season, available positions will be listed here as they become open.  Please contact the Wichita Symphony for any additional information regarding auditions, 316-267-5259 or ambrown@wso.org.

Wichita Symphony Orchestra
Century II Concert Hall
225 W. Douglas, Suite 207
Wichita, KS  67202

ORCHESTRA
The Wichita Symphony primarily serves Wichita and south-central Kansas.  The 2013-2014 season is the fourth for Music Director Daniel Hege. The Wichita Symphony is a fully professional part-time orchestra with most members employed in other jobs within the community. Rehearsal and concert schedules are planned to allow for outside employment.

SEASON
The 2013-2014 season will begin on September 26, 2013 and is anticipated to conclude no later than May 30, 2014. The Orchestra will perform approximately 70 services, including eight subscription concert pairs, two Young People’s Concert series, pops concerts and other services.

COMPENSATION
Orchestra musicians are paid on a per-service basis. Based on the requirements of repertoire to be performed during the season, the estimated salary for full year section positions is $5,000-7,000 and principal players $11,000.

The winning candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States or be able, at the candidate’s expense, to meet all eligibility requirements no later than the date upon which services would commence.

 

2013-2014 WICHITA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHORUS AUDITIONS

 

_DCH0863The Wichita Symphony Orchestra Chorus is a volunteer chorus that performs with the Wichita Symphony on selected concerts each season. Rehearsal and concert schedules are planned to allow for outside employment.  Typical chorus rehearsals are Thursday evenings leading up to the concert week on Tuesday,Thursday and Friday. Concerts are Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.

CONCERTS
April 5 and 6, 2014

AUDITIONS
Local auditions will be held before the first rehearsal, Thursday, February 6, 2014, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the chorus room in the Riney Fine Arts Building at Friends University. For more information and to schedule an audition please email Cindy Bailey, chorus assistant.

REPERTOIRE
Vaughan Williams:  Serenade to Music
Beethoven:  Symphony No. 9