Auditions & Employment

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.


August 21 – 23, 2015

Local auditions will be held in the Duerksen Fine Arts Center at Wichita State University, Wichita, KS on  August 21-23, 2015.  Please download the requirements and application form from this page, or contact the Wichita Symphony for these materials at (316) 267-5259 or  In order to have an audition scheduled, YOU MUST FILL OUT the application form and return by August 12, it may be mailed, faxed or emailed.  The date and time of your audition will be mailed to you no later than August 14, 2015.

Section Violin (Click to download Excerpts)
English Horn (Click to download Excerpts)
Section Viola – One Year Position (Click to download Excerpts)

Download and complete the 2015-2016 Audition Application and send to:

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

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.


The Wichita Symphony primarily serves Wichita and south-central Kansas.  The 2015-2016 season is the sixth 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.


The 2015-2016 season will begin on September 19, 2015 and conclude on June 3, 2016.  The Orchestra will perform approximately 70 services, including eight subscription concert pairs, two Young People’s Concert series, two family concerts, three pops concerts, and other services.


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



_DCH0863The 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.

December 5 and 6, 2015  The Messiah
April 9 and 10, 2016 Verdi’s Requiem

Weekly Rehearsals for The Messiah begin Thursday, September 10, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the chorus room in the Riney Fine Arts Building at Friends University.  The rehearsals for Verdi’s Requiem will begin on Thursday, January 21, 2016.  For more information please contact Cindy Bailey, chorus assistant, at 316-777-0774 or via e-mail at

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.  Concerts are Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.