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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. 

Updated October 31, 2019

Wichita Symphony Orchestra Chorus Director

Job Announcement:

The Wichita Symphony Orchestra seeks a part-time Chorus Director to lead the Wichita Symphony Orchestra Chorus. The WSO Chorus is an adult volunteer mixed chorus and performs with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra once or twice a year, depending on programming. Rehearsals typically take place on Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with additional rehearsals during the week of performances.

For more information, please see the full job announcement here.

To Apply:

Applicants need fill out an application that includes:

-A résumé
-Cover Letter
-2 Professional References
-Links to one rehearsal video and one concert video

WSO Chorus Director Application
 

The application deadline is December 31, 2019. Auditions for invited candidates will take place in Wichita, Kansas on the evenings of February 24 & 25, 2020. For any questions, please contact Samantha Davis, Operations Manager, at sdavis@wso.org.


2019-2020 Orchestral Auditions

There are currently no audition postings at this time. Please check back periodically for updates. 


Open positions and audition information for the 2020-2021 season will be updated in Spring of 2020.


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

There are currently no openings in our administrative staff. Please check back periodically for updates. 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. If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Bailey, chorus assistant, via email at chorus@wso.org

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