If you were at this week’s masterworks performance, you received a little extra information about the Musicians of the Knoxville Symphony. If not, here it is. Helps us spread the word by sharing and commenting on our posts. Don’t forget to find us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KSOMusicians
Thank you for coming to hear us play tonight. We are really looking forward to performing this fantastic program for you. As we are currently in negotiation with KSO management, we wanted to let you know a little bit about ourselves and what we do in the Knoxville Community. We deeply appreciate the audience and the community who support the KSO.
Again, thank you! We wouldn’t be doing this without you! ~ KSO Musicians
We are members of the Knoxville community! We are from all over the USA and the world — our KSO musicians have relocated an average of 1122 miles to play with the KSO. We don’t just play music here—we participate actively in the community through teaching, hobbies, causes, and churches. We also volunteer throughout the community in organizations like Boy Scouts of America, Clarinets for Conservations, Justice Knox, Meals on Wheels, Bridge Refugee Services, and various animal rescue organizations, and as foster parents, just to name a few!
Did you know the average KSO musician has been playing their instrument for 34 years?! KSO Musicians hold an average of 2.3 degrees from many of the finest music schools around such as Yale, Juilliard, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, Curtis Institute of Music, and Oberlin Conservatory among many others.
KSO Musicians have an average of $47,000 dollars invested in instruments, music, and equipment. These investments are required to win and hold a professional job with the KSO. Their combined costs far exceed $2,000,000!
KSO is a fully professional orchestra that contracts both full- time and part time musicians. Our 24 full-time players make about $30,000 per year while most of our part-time players make less than $7000 per year working for the KSO. During the symphony season we only have Mondays off, and we routinely work nights, weekends, and some holidays.
WE LOVE CATS! 61% of KSO Musicians are pet owners and our cats outnumber our dogs 4 to 1!
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