2022 KBS Symphony Orchestra Audition Announcement

  • 2022-08-02
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2022 KBS Symphony Orchestra Audition



This announcement is for foreign applicants   한국어 안내 바로가기


1. Positions Available

    o 2nd Violin : Assistant Principal(1), Tutti(2)

    o Clarinet : Tutti(1)

    o Trumpet : Principal(1)


2. Qualification forapplication

    o Applicants should have at least a bachelor's degree or equivalent diploma for theinstrument to apply for

    o Applicants should meet the standard of the regulation of the KBS Symphony Orchestra.

    o Applicants should be qualified upon broadcasting regulations.

    o Korean male applicants should have completed their military service or public service that corresponds to the national obligation.

        Applicants who were exempted from military service can apply. 

        The applicants who are in the military service must be discharged from military service before joining the orchestra.


3. Application Procedure

   1) Application Submission Period: Time criteria are based on Korean STANDARD TIME,GMT +9

     (1) 2nd Violin,Trumpet Deadline: September 8, 2022 PM 18:00

     (2) Clarinet Deadline: October 6, 2022 PM 18:00

   2) To apply (Warning: the following indication is only forforeign applicants)

     (1) Download the prepared Application Form

         Except the KBSSO's official Application Form,(◁Click to download the form) all kinds of general CV or Resume will not be accepted without notice

     (2) Fill out the official Application Formand submit it by e-mail: kbssoaudition[] / please change [] to 'at' for the email use

         Please put "Section + Position /Name" in the subject field of the email.


4. Audition Schedule

   1) 1st Round | Live Audition (Solo and Orchestral Excerpts): Time criteria are based on Korean STANDARD TIME, GMT+9 

       1st Round is for the 2nd Violin, Clarinet applicants who submitted the official application form 

      - Regarding Audition Repertoire, please download the attachment (PDF format file) 

      - No piano accompanist is necessary and all applicants play with the 442Hz  pitch

      - All individual expenses for the audition shall be borne by theapplicant. 

        (1) 2nd Violin Date: September 22, 2022~ September 25, 2022

        (2) Clarinet Date: October 22,2022 ~ October 23, 2022

      - Detailed schedule of the 1st round will beannounced individually and can be changed by the concert schedule of theorchestra with notice

      o Venue: KBS Symphony Orchestra Studio (13,Yeoigongwon- ro , Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Korea)


   2) 2nd Round | Live Audition (Solo and Orchestral Excerpts): Time criteria are based on Korean STANDARD TIME, GMT +9

        Only the selected 2nd Violin Assistant Principal, Tutti and Clarinet Tutti candidates will be invited to 2nd round on the result of 1st round. All Trumpet applicants shall participate in the live audition in Seoul

      (1) 2nd Violin and Trumpet Date: September 29& October 1, 2022

      (2) Clarinet Date: October 24, 2022

        - Detailed schedule of the 2nd round will be announced individually and can be changed by the concert schedule of the orchestra with notice 

      o Venue: KBS Symphony Orchestra Studio (13,Yeoigongwon- ro , Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Korea)



1 st  Round Live Audition

2 nd  Round Live Audition

2nd  Violin Assistant Principal

September 22 ~ 25, 2022

September 29 & October 1, 2022

2nd  Violin Tutti

Trumpet Principal

 No 1st Round

September 29 & October 1, 2022

Clarinet Tutti

October 22 ~ 23, 2022

October 24, 2022


   3) 3rd Round | Interview

       -The detailed schedule will be announced individually after the 2nd Round.

       - KBSSO will ask to prepare additional documents only for a person who passes the 2nd Round

        o The certificates which verify their college graduation and the highest level of schooling which they have complete (the certificates must be authenticated by the embassy's notarization)

        o Relevant certificates which verify their career.

        o The certificate of authentication which government publishes for identification.  


5. Employment

   - Final successful candidates will work as trainees (probation period) for 1 year, and there will be a final screening  atthe end of the probationary period.

   - Applicants who pass this screening will be treated upon the regulation of theKBS Symphony Orchestra and compensation, services and benefits will beapplied to KBS Symphony Orchestra's regulation.


6. Other details

   - TheAudition Committee of KBS Symphony Orchestra reserves the right todismiss any candidate not meeting the highest stands at this audition.

   - Even forthe chosen candidates, his/her acceptance will be canceled if he/she fails the physical examination for employment or if any ineligibility reason is found out.

   - Submitted documents will not be returned to applicants.

   - All notices will be delivered by E-mail so all applicants must make sure they provide correct information in the application.

   - With the prolonged COVID-19 infection, KBSSO will announce guidelines related to COVID-19 to secure health safety and 

      prevent the spread of infectious diseases for KBSSO's recruitment process, so we ask for your cooperation


7. For further inquiries,please contact KBS Symphony Orchestra through e-mail at kbssoaudition() (please change  to 'at' for the email use )




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