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.

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2014-2015 ORCHESTRAL AUDITIONS

September 5-7, 2014

POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Click on the instrument to download audition excerpts

Permanent
Fourth Flute/Second Piccolo
E-flat Clarinet/Fourth Clarinet
Section Violin
Section Viola
Section Bass

One Year
Section Viola

ORCHESTRA

The Wichita Symphony primarily serves Wichita and south-central Kansas.  The 2014-2015 season is the fifth 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 2014-2015 season will begin on September 27, 2014 and conclude on May 29, 2015.  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 season section positions is $5,000-7,000.

AUDITIONS

Local auditions will be held at Century II Performing Arts Center, Wichita, KS on September 5-7, 2014.  Please contact the Wichita Symphony for the audition requirements and application form, (316) 267-5259 or ambrown@wso.org or download the requirements and application from this page.  In order to have an audition scheduled, YOU MUST FILL OUT the application form and return by August 27, it may be mailed, faxed or emailed.  The date and time of your audition will be mailed to you no later than August 29, 2014.

Application deadline is August 27, 2014.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION and send to:

Larry Fear, Personnel Manager
Wichita Symphony Orchestra
225 West Douglas, Suite 207
Wichita, KS  67202

Email:  ambrown@wso.org
Phone: (316) 267-5259
Fax:  (316) 267-1937

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.

 

2014-2015 WICHITA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHORUS AUDITIONS

_DCH0863No audition is required for participation! The Wichita Symphony Orchestra Chorus invites all interested singers who enjoy fast-paced, energetic, and inspiring rehearsals, making music with a professional orchestra and being part of a caring community of singers to join this wonderful ensemble!

CONCERTS
November 15 and 16, 2014

REHEARSALS
Weekly rehearsals begin:

Thursday, September 4
7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Friends University
2100 W. University St.
Wichita, KS 67213

REPERTOIRE
Mozart:  Requiem