NewsJun 23, 12:56 PM
Youth Orchestras of the Rockies
Announcement of Job Opening
Conductor, Concert Orchestra
Youth Orchestras of the Rockies
Supervisor: YOR Music Director and Board of Directors
Duties and responsibilities: Conduct Concert Orchestra, oversee Prelude Chamber Ensembles including coaching and hiring of coaches in consultation with Music Director, implement artistic direction as defined by Music Director, judge auditions, determine seating, select repertoire, mark bowings, coordinate with staff and volunteers.
Requirements: Minimum BM or BA in Music Performance or Education. Strong musicianship, understanding of all orchestral instruments, and conducting experience. Knowledge of and experience with appropriate repertoire, ability to motivate excellence, experience working with this age / ability level of students (generally grades 5-8).
Compensation: Per service. Rate to begin at $150.00 per service, with a goal of 26 services during the 2011-12 season. A service will be defined as one 90-minute rehearsal. Rehearsals will be on Sunday afternoons, 3:00-4:30 pm. If coaching a Prelude Chamber Ensemble, the per service rate is an additional $40 a service. Also, auditions are August 27 and 28 and will pay $150 a day.
Organization description: Youth Orchestras of the Rockies Concert Orchestra is YOR’s intermediate group, with membership determined by audition. Concert Orchestra gives students an opportunity for musical growth between early string ensembles and full symphonic literature. Students have a chance to develop musicianship and leadership skills. In addition to the full orchestra, each member participates in a Prelude Chamber Ensemble (small groups of 3 to 5 players) with individual coaching, which further strengthens their musical abilities.
The YOR originated as the Larimer Youth Festival Orchestra in 1995 to provide the young musicians of the northern Front Range of Colorado with an enrichment opportunity to experience the rigors of professional music-making in an educational setting. Through the study and performance of orchestral music, the YOR seek to challenge and nurture young musicians to strive for excellence, to explore their role in humanity, and to contribute beauty to the community.
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Date posted: June 20, 2011
Application deadline: July 15, 2011
Contact: Denise Apodaca, Executive Director
Orchestra email: email@example.com
Orchestra phone: (970) 310-7998
Orchestra web site: http://www.fortnet.org/yor
Application procedure: Submit a resume and 3 professional references along with a DVD (or video tape if you are old school) of yourself conducting a rehearsal and a performance with age-appropriate students (grades 5-8) preferred OR a DVD/video tape teaching a group class / master class with age-appropriate students (grades 5-8) may be substituted. It is important that the DVD/video show strong conducting and leadership skills. A background check is required. Send materials to: Youth Orchestras of the Rockies, Concert Orchestra Conductor Search, PO Box 270396, Fort Collins, CO 80527.
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