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Job Announcement for Music Director/Conductor of the Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony

Posted  on 10 February 2012

Job Title:  Youth Symphony Conductor(s)

Organization/Orchestra Name:   Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony

Position:  Music Director/Conductor(s)

Duties and Responsibilities:  Choose repertoire; prepare and conduct a weekly  rehearsal; conduct 3 concert programs; audition new members. Lead and share in an organizational vision. Conduct an annual concert tour of schools in the county.  Be responsible for organizing concerto competition and sectional rehearsals.  Consult with SSO Board and Music Director on policies and growth of the orchestral program.  Interact closely with parents’ organization. Help with budgeting.  Participate in fundraising for the SAYS.  Coordinate periodic out of area orchestra trip.

Requirements:  High level of conducting skill and experience.  Experience in education and programming music for young musicians.  Demonstrate leadership and a commitment to education. Demonstrate ability in outstanding rehearsal technique and motivation of young musicians.  Excellent organizational skills.
Compensation: commensurate with service requirements
Contract position

Organization Description:  The Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony is affiliated with and administered by the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra.  It was established in 1981 to provide superior orchestral, educational and performing opportunities to the young people in Sheboygan and the surrounding areas.  This experience is designed to supplement the instruction received in the public school orchestra programs.  Currently the Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony is comprised of students ranging from 6th grade to 12th grade.  The orchestra performs a wide range of repertoire from classical to pops.

Location:  Sheboygan, WI

Date Posted:  2/8/12
Application Deadline:  3/31/12

Contact Name:  Mary Schallhorn, Managing Director
Contact Email:  mary@sheboygansymphony.org
Contact Phone:  920-452-1985
Contact Fax:  920-452-0165

Application Procedure:  Please submit resume, letter of application, and references.  No recordings at this time.

Mail applications to:
Mary Schallhorn, Managing Director
Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra
921 North 8th Street, Suite 208
Sheboygan, WI 53081
ATTN: Youth Symphony Conductor Search

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