Assistant Conductor – York Symphony

Assistant Conductor – York Symphony

Date Posted: July 3, 2014
Application deadline: Monday, July 21, 2014
Location: York, Pennsylvania


Serve as backup or “cover” conductor for the Music Director for all services of the orchestra.
Attend all rehearsals to assist the Music Director by providing verbal feedback on artistic matters relating to repertory (balance, intonation, dynamics, and ensemble issues).
Serve as conductor of a Young Person’s Concert (in November 2014 this will be a production of “Tchaikovsky Discovers America” with Classical Kids Music Education) and other educational programs as needed.
Attend all concerts to assist Music Director with production elements such as providing video cues during the performance and other off-stage artistic or conducting requirements.
Organization Description: The York Symphony Orchestra (YSO) is in its 82nd season as a regional per service orchestra. Poised for rapid growth under the baton of its newly-appointed Music Director Lawrence Golan, the YSO makes its home at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, Central PA’s premier venue for dynamic live entertainment. The YSO’s 2014-15 performance season includes: 4 Classics Series concerts, a Holiday Pops concert, a Saturday Morning Family Concert, a Young Person’s Concert and developing educational and community engagement programs. For more information visit

Compensation: The position of Assistant Conductor is a per-service position at YSO Principal Scale (currently $79 per service), for up to 25 services (in 2014-15) plus conducting fees. Compensation includes per service mileage reimbursement at $.25 per mile for distances up to 100 miles from York, PA, and mentoring from Music Director Lawrence Golan.

Application Procedure: All application materials must be sent by email to YSO Operations Manager, Dale Elkiss, at No phone calls, please. A complete application includes a resume and cover letter that highlight conducting experience, education, and a minimum of two professional letters of recommendation. In addition, your email should include links to two conducting videos of contrasting style. Written Documents should be either Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx) or PDF files. Application Deadline is Monday, July 21, 2014. Candidates selected as finalists will be asked to come to York, PA for an interview and audition on a date to be determined.

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