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


2019/2020 Orchestral Auditions

Saturday, August 17, 2019 | Wichita State University Campus | Duerksen Fine Arts Center

Positions Available -UPDATED 5/31/2019

PERMANENT

Fourth Horn:  Audition Excerpts

To Audition

Step 1: Read the full Audition Packet

Step 2: Complete the Audition Application no later than Wednesday, August 7.

Step 3: Submit a $50 deposit via the audition application or mail a check to the address below. Make checks out to "Wichita Symphony"

The application deadline is Wednesday, August 7, 2019. Send Inquiries to:

Matt Blauer, Personnel Manager 
Email: 
orchpersonnel@wso.org
Wichita Symphony Orchestra
225 W. Douglas, Suite 207
Wichita, KS 67202

AUDITION PACKET  Audition Application

Winning candidates must be eligible 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 Orchestra is led by Music Director and Conductor Daniel Hege, and is a fully professional, part-time orchestra. Rehearsal and concert schedules are planned to allow for outside full-time employment. Rehearsals and concerts are held in Wichita's Century II Performing Arts Center (Concert Hall). Winning candidates must be eligible 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.

2019-2020 SEASON

The season begins September 16, 2019 and ends May 29, 2020. The Orchestra will perform approximately 70 services, including seven masterworks concert pairs, two Young People's Concert series, four pops concert weekends and other services. 

See all scheduled rehearsals and performances in the Audition Packet.

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 $4,500-7,000.

The Wichita Symphony is an equal opportunity employer.


Administrative Staff Openings

Youth Orchestras Administrative Assistant

The Wichita Symphony Youth Orchestras (WYSO) Administrative Assistant will report directly to the
Education and Community Engagement Manager, and will be a part of a collegial and collaborative team
in a small, high-spirited office. The WSYO Administrative Assistant will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations and participating in long-range planning for the Wichita Symphony Youth Orchestras.
This position is designed to require approximately 10-15 hours of work per week, inclusive of time in
rehearsals and at the office. Weekly attendance at weekend rehearsals is required. Position start date is
July, 15, 2019.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

LEARN MORE ABOUT WSYO

How to Apply

Please review the full job description and send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to:

Tiffany Bell, Education & Community Engagement Manager

Email: tbell@wso.org 
(email is preferred)

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

The Wichita Symphony is an equal opportunity employer.


2019-2020 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. 

CHORUS INFORMATION

Concerts, Repertoire, and Rehearsals

Weekly rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings between 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

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