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Music Director/Conductor for the Concert Orchestra of the Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony

Job Title: Music Director/Conductor for the Concert Orchestra of the Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony

Organization/Orchestra name: Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra
Position: Music Director/Conductor for the Concert Orchestra of the Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony
Duties and Responsibilities:
-Choose repertoire; prepare and conduct a weekly rehearsal with two orchestras; 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 Orchestra Board and Music Director on policies and growth of the orchestral program
-Interact closely with parents’ organization
-Help with budgeting
-Participate in fundraising for our youth symphony program
-Coordinate periodic out of area orchestra trips

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.
-Preference will be given to someone with string expertise and someone who might serve as a member of the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra string section. Preference will be given to candidates who are also capable of leading string sectionals with the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra.

Availability: The Conductor position becomes vacant July, 2015. We anticipate the final candidates will conduct a string rehearsal in April, 2015

Please submit your cover letter, resume and 3 references for consideration by March 16, 2015 to business@sheboygansymphony.org or mail to Music Director Search, Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, 830 N. 8th Street, Sheboygan, WI. 53081

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