• 2014-03-25

2014 KBS Symphony Orchestra Audition Announcement

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2014 KBS Symphony Orchestra Audition Announcement
Highly qualified and passionate applicants will be invited to 2014 KBS Symphony Orchestra Audition.
This time we are open total 4 positions: the position of 1st Violin Principal, Violin Tutti, Viola Principal and Horn Associate Principal.
1. Positions
- Violin (2) : Principal (1) - First violin, Tutti (1)
- Viola (1) : Principal (1)
- Horn (1) : Associate Principal (1)
2. Qualification for application:
- Applicants should meet the standard of the regulation of the KBS Symphony Orchestra.
- Applicants should be qualified upon broadcasting regulations.
- Korean male applicants should have completed their military service or public service that corresponds to the national obligation.
¡Ø Applicants who were exempted from military service can apply.
¡Ø The applicants who are in the military service must be discharged from military service until 30 June 2014.
3. Application Procedure
(1) Application Submitting Period: February 28th (Fri) ~ May 2nd(Fri) (until 18:00) (¡Ø All time criteria is based on KOREAN STANDARD TIME, GMT +9)
(2) To apply
¨? For Foreign Applicants who does not have Korean Government approved ID Number, Application form Downloaded at this page (Attachment)
*Koreans and Korean-Americans should submit the form on the website.
¨? Submit application form by e-mail( ) and please send an e-mail with ¡°Position_Name¡± title. Ex)Violin Principal_Hong Gildong
¨? Recorded CD/DVD should be mailed by deadline at following address:
¡Ø Address: 13, Yeouigongwon-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, 150-790, Korea
¡Ø Deadline: May 2nd, 2014, 6PM(KOREAN STANDARD TIME, GMT +9)
¡Ø 1st Round material Form: CD or DVD with audio and video
¡Ø Audition repertoire and direction can refer ¡°Audition Repertoire List¡±.
¡Ø Additional Papers (within applicants who pass 1st Round(DVD Screening))
- The certificates which verify their college graduation and the highest level of schooling which they have completed. (the certificates must be authenticated by embassy or notarization)
- Relevant certificates which verify their career.
- The certificate of authentication which government publishes for identification.
4. Audition Schedule
(1) 1st Round | CD / DVD screening (Date will be announced after the deadline)
- Concerto and Orchestral Excerpts
- No Accompanist is necessary for both concerto and excerpts.
(2) 2nd Round | May 27th (Tue)
- Place: the KBS Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal room
- No Accompanist is necessary for both concerto and excerpts.
- 2nd Round result will be individually noticed by phone and e-mail.
(3) Interview: May 28th (Wed)
(4) Employment Begin: July 1st (Tue)

* In case of Horn Associate Principal, beginning of work will be on October.
¡Ø The above schedule can be changed with notice.

5. Employment
- Final successful candidates will work as trainees for 1 year, and there will be a final screening at the end of the probationary period.
- He/She who passes this screening will be treated upon the regulation of the KBS Symphony Orchestra and compensation, services and benefits will be applied to KBS Symphony Orchestra regulation.
6. Other details
- The Audition Committee of KBS Symphony Orchestra reserves the right to dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest stands at this audition.
- Even for chosen candidates, his/her acceptance will be canceled if he/she fails the physical examination for employment or if any ineligibility reason is found.
- Submitted documents and videos will not be returned to applicants.
- Music scores will be forwarded by e-mail ONLY at applicant¡?s request.
- All notices will be delivered by SMS or E-mail. So applicants must make sure they write their correct information in the application.
7. For further inquiries, please contact KBS Symphony Orchestra office through e-mail at