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Published On:

Jun 26, 2024

United States

1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

Now Announcing:

Kansas City Symphony

Associate Principal Second Violin Audition

Application Deadline:

July 26, 2024

Auditions Begin:

September 8, 2024



United States Dollar USD $


/ Year

About this opportunity:

Preliminary Rounds
Sunday, September 8, 2024 (only if needed)
Monday, September 9, 2024
Tuesday, September 10, 2024

Semifinal and Final Rounds
Tuesday, September 10, 2024 (beginning in the afternoon)
Helzberg Hall in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, MO. Please do NOT use the main lobby entrance on the south side of the building. Please enter the building through the NE stage door located near the intersection of 16th and Wyandotte.

In addition to a one-page resume (due by July 26, 2024), applicants must send a refundable deposit for $100 either via a check made payable to the Kansas City Symphony, or with a Credit Card Authorization, no later than Thursday, August 15, 2024 in order to secure an audition time. Our audition committee may review résumés after the July 26 deadline with the intent of inviting as many as we are able to listen to. All applicants will be notified of their invitation status for this audition by email. Invited musicians will be given an assigned audition time only after we have received a deposit check/credit card authorization by the above stated deadline. Invited musicians will have their deposit returned to them at the audition or if a cancellation is made prior to one week before the audition. For any players not invited, the $100 deposit will be destroyed following the audition.

This vacancy for Associate Principal Second Violin is a tenure track position. It is expected that the winner of this audition will begin employment with the Kansas City Symphony at a mutually agreeable date as early as January 2025, but no later than September 2025 for the start of the 2025-2026 season.

Annual Salary for 2024-2025 season in the Associate Principal Second Violin position:

Minimum Salary: $78,648
Electronic Media Guarantee: $2,436
TOTAL Annual Salary for Section First Violin: $81,084*, plus a $2,500 CBA-negotiated bonus for the 24-25 season (prorated based on number of weeks played)

*An additional week of salary is available if the musician participates in the very popular Community Connections program. While this participation is optional, it would provide up to an additional $1,872 bringing the total annual salary to $82,956.


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