Conductor – Wilmington Community Orchestra

Conductor – Wilmington Community Orchestra

Date Posted: June 23, 2014
Application Deadline: July 18, 2014, or until filled
Start Date: September 2, 2014
Location: Wilmington, DE

Description: Conductor of the Wilmington Community Orchestra. The search will take place over the coming academic year (2014-2015). The position could include other instructional and ensemble roles at the school. The Music School is a statewide community music school dedicated to providing excellence in music education, training and experiences for people of all ages and levels of ability. Employing a faculty of highly qualified artists and educators and offering comprehensive curricula from infant through advanced levels, the Music School offers private instrumental and vocal instruction, introductory and supplemental music classes and ensembles, public performances, and performance opportunities for students, faculty and special guests. The Wilmington Community Orchestra is a program of The Music School of Delaware, open by audition to adult musicians in Delaware and surrounding states. This accomplished amateur ensemble performs music from the standard symphonic and concerto repertoire. Featured soloists include Music School faculty members, acclaimed guest artists and winners of the orchestra’s annual Delaware Concerto Competition. Also operated by the school are the Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra (Wilmington), Suzuki Concert and Festival String Orchestras (Wilmington) and First State Youth Symphony (Dover).

The ideal candidate will have experience in adult instrumental ensemble conducting; recruitment, music library, personnel management and ensemble management; significant background in string instruction; and a bachelors degree or advanced degree in music performance and/or music education.

To Apply: Send resumes with cover letter, attention Cheri Astolfi, Dean, to On site auditions will take place at the school during the 2014-2015 academic year. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted.

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