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Auditions & Careers

The Wichita Symphony Orchestra posts all openings for orchestral musicians, administrative staff and the Wichita Symphony Orchestra Chorus on this page. 

2017/2018 Orchestral Auditions

Open Positions

Permanent

Click the instrument listings below to download excerpts for the audition.*

Fourth Horn
Section Violin
Section Cello

One Year

Click the instrument listings below to download excerpts for the audition.*

Associate Concertmaster
Principal Clarinet may be renewable
Section Violin
Section Cello

Substitute

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Horn
Percussion

*In most cases, excerpts of the music are also provided to make the audition process as easy as possible; however, candidates are ultimately responsible for providing their own music.

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Please thoroughly review application process below

2017/2018 Audition Dates and Locations

Local auditions will be held in the Duerksen Fine Arts Center at Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas. 

How to Apply

In order to have an audition scheduled, YOU MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT our application form at the link below. A deposit of $25 is due before an audition will be scheduled. You may pay by credit card at the time you complete the application online or send a check made out to the Wichita Symphony Orchestra for each position applied. The deposit will be returned to the candidate at the check-in desk upon their arrival. All required items must be either received or postmarked by the deadline in order to be eligible for an audition. For those who are invited to audition in August, complete information will be emailed to you no later August 18, 2017. For those invited to audition in September, information will be sent by September 8, 2017.

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If mailing your deposit, please ensure the participants name is on the check and send to:

Matt Blauer, Personnel Manager 
Wichita Symphony Orchestra
225 W. Douglas, Suite 207
Wichita, KS 67202

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

Winning candidates 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.

About the Orchestra

The Wichita Symphony primarily serves Wichita and south-central Kansas. The 2017-2018 season is the eighth 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 2017-2018 season will begin on September 18, 2017 and conclude on June 1, 2018. The Orchestra will perform approximately 70 services, including eight subscription concert pairs, two Young People's Concert series, two Family concerts, pops concerts and other services. You can view a list of concerts in the 2017-2018 season here.

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.


2017-2018 Wichita Symphony Orchestra Chorus

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! No audition necessary. 

The WSO 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, when rehearsals are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. Concerts are Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. 

Concerts, Repertoire, and Rehearsals

Weekly rehearsals take place 7-9pm in the Chorus Room in the Riney Fine Arts Building at Friends University. Full rehearsal schedules will be posted once solidified. If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Bailey, chorus assistant, via email at chorus@wso.org


Administrative Staff

There are currently no positions open in the Wichita Symphony Administrative Office. Please check back another time.

The Wichita Symphony is an equal opportunity employer.

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