2016 – 2017 Auditions

Saturday, August 20, 2016
10:00am – 3:00pm (Audition Time will be Assigned)

Atonement Lutheran Church (directions)
9948 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66212

Current Openings:

Principal BASSOON



Section VIOLA

Section CELLO

Principal BASS

Section BASS

Sub-list Openings:


Audition requirements:

Solo selection of your choice (no pianist provided, or required). Sight reading (3 excerpts provided by committee)

Principal Duties with KCCO:

Principal players are expected to come to all rehearsals. A minimum of one rehearsal can be missed. If a conflict arises and/or emergency situation, please inform the music director as soon as possible. Unexcused absences may result in position replacement and/or appointment of another musician. Coordinate bowing with Concertmaster. All members of KCCO are volunteer musicians. All principal positions are for one year, with the possibility of renewal.


Audition Requirements:

Perform a 3-5 minute solo selection of your choice (no accompanist needed). The audition committee will provide sight reading material during the audition.

(Auditions are not blind)

…to Audition:

Complete the form below or contact auditions@kccivic.org to reserve an audition spot.

Deadline to reserve a spot: FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2016

**Although there are not openings in every section, those wishing to be on the sub list may schedule a time with KCCO Personnel Manager (email above) to be considered being placed on KCCO sub-list of musicians.

Audition Form

    If you are interesting in joining the Kansas City Civic Orchestra, please use the form below. (All fields must be completed.):


    First Name:

    * Last Name:
    * Phone:
    * Instrument:
    * Email Address:
    * Address:
    * City:
    * State:
    * Zip:

        Tell us a little about your musical experience and why you want to join the orchestra:

    A Civic Finale: Kansas City’s Got Talent

    (Music Director Candidate Concert)

    Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
    Pre-Concert Talk at 6:45 p.m.

    Free – no tickets required

    Atonement Lutheran Church (directions)
    9948 Metcalf Ave
    Overland Park, KS 66212

    • Shostakovich, Festive Overture in A major, Op. 96*
    • Youth Concerto Selection – Winner TBA
    • Ravel, Scheherazade
      • Haekyung An, soprano
    • Stravinsky, Firebird Suite (1919)*

    *Repertoire subject to change.

    Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

    Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

    Robert Carney, piano

    Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
    Pre-Concert Talk at 6:45 p.m.

    Free – no tickets required

    Atonement Lutheran Church (directions)
    9948 Metcalf Ave
    Overland Park, KS 66212

    • Mozart’s Overture to “The Marriage of Figaro”
    • Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3
      with guest soloist Dr. Robert Carney
    • Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”

    Introducing Shokhrukh Sadikov, Guest Conductor

    Shokhrukh Sadikov, Guest Conductor

    2016 Concerto Competition

    Deadline Extended to Monday, January 25th!

    The Kansas City Civic Orchestra is excited to host its inaugural concerto competition. Auditions will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The winner will perform with the Kansas City Civic Orchestra’s season finale concert on April 30, 2016.

    How to enter

    • Please read the competition rules below
    • Download the application form
    • Obtain a recommendation from music instructor
    • Mail form and $25 application fee to: Kansas City Civic Orchestra, P.O. Box 224, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201

    Applications must be received by January 25, 2016.

    Competition rules and guidelines

    *Please Read Carefully*

    1. Competition Audition Date is: Saturday, February 6, 2016 (Atonement Lutheran Church) 10:00am – 3:00pm (time assigned).
    2. The concerto competition is for ages 13 – 19.
    3. Perform a solo orchestral work that is no less than 9 minutes and no greater than 20 minutes in length, from memory (can be a movement from a standard concerto or a multi movement work.)
    4. Audition time slots will be up to 15 minute intervals (cuts are acceptable for the audition).
    5. The competition is open to all instrumentalists (except piano & saxophone).
    6. First place winner will receive a performance with the Kansas City Civic Orchestra on Saturday, April 30, 2016 and a prize of $250.00.
    7. Second place may receive acknowledgement at our March 12, 2016 performance.
    8. Kansas City Civic Orchestra reserves the right to have both first and second place winners perform on the April 2016 concert.
    9. Winner(s) must be available for rehearsals on: Tuesday, April 19 & 26 (between 7:30pm – 9:30pm) and Saturday, April 30 (between 9:00am – 3:00pm.) Specific times within these rehearsals will be assigned at a later date.
    10. All room/board/transportation is at the expense of the competition participant.
    11. The $25.00 application fee is non-refundable.
    12. Audition date/time/place is non-negotiable.
    13. An audition time will be emailed to participant within one week of the application deadline.
    14. Competition participants must supply their respective instrument at audition/performance.
    15. Competition participants must supply their own accompanist at audition.
    16. Judges may come from within or may be guests of the Kansas City Civic Orchestra.
    17. Winner selection will be announced & emailed at the end of the audition day.
    18. Judges decision is final.
    19. The Kansas City Civic Orchestra can decide not to award winners/prizes.
    20. Failure to abide by these guidelines and rules may result in participant’s disqualification.

    Civic at the Movies: New Worlds…New Adventures

    Civic at the Movies: New Worlds…New Adventures    

    Friday, November 13, 2015CivicMovies
    Atonement Lutheran Church

    Saturday, November 14, 2015
    Atonement Lutheran Church
    2:00pm: Family concert…no intermission
    1:00pm: Instrument Petting Zoo for the kids, sponsored by Manning Music!

    Free – no tickets required

    Atonement Lutheran Church (directions)
    9948 Metcalf Ave
    Overland Park, KS 66212

    Featuring selections from movies as…

    • Harry Potter
    • Chronicles of Narnia
    • The Lord of the Rings
    • James Bond: 007
    • Pirates of the Caribbean
    • Indiana Jones

    The Breadth of Brahms

    The Breadth of Brahms       

    Rachel Brandwein, Harp

    October 10, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

    Free – no tickets required

    Atonement Lutheran Church (directions)
    9948 Metcalf Ave
    Overland Park, KS 66212

    • Sibelius: Finlandia Overture, Op. 26
    • Mozart: Concerto for Flute, Harp in C Major, K. 299
    • Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D
      Major, Op. 73
    Hannah Porter Occena, Flute