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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. 


2016/2017 Orchestral Auditions

Congratulations to our 2016/2017 Audition Winners!

Permanent

J. Bradley Baker
Piano/Celeste

One Year

Amanda Hudnall
E-flat Clarinet

Allison Lint
Second Violin

2017/2018 Orchestral Auditions

Openings, excerpts, and deadlines for our 2017-2018 auditions will be posted as information becomes available. Please send inquiries 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.

Orchestra

The Wichita Symphony primarily serves Wichita and south-central Kansas. The 2016-2017 season is the seventh 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 2016-2017 season will begin on September 17, 2016 and conclude in early June of 2017. The Orchestra will perform approximately 70 services, including eight subscription concert pairs, two Young People’s Concert series, two family concerts, three pop 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. Principal players are paid at a higher rate.


2016-2017 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. 

Concerts and Repertoire

Rehearsals

Weekly rehearsals for Brahms’ Serenade concerts begin on Thursday, September 8, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the chorus room in the Riney Fine Arts Building at Friends University.  Rehearsals for A Night at the Opera will begin on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Rehearsals for The Music of John Williams Pops Concert begin on March 2, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Bailey, chorus assistant, via email at chorus@wso.org

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


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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