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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 September 27, 2019

2019 - 2020 Orchestral Auditions

Substitute Percussion

Auditions will be held on October 26, 2019 at Wichita State University.

Substitute Percussion Audition List & Excerpts

Audition Information Packet

Apply to audition at the link here. The application deadline is October 20, 2019. Please send questions to Matt Blauer, Personnel Manager, at orchpersonnel@wso.org


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. 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

Wichita Symphony Chorus

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