LIVINGSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA INC.(LSO) Music Director and Principal Conductor

JOB TITLE: MUSICAL DIRECTOR AND PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR
ORGANIZATION/ORCHESTRA NAME: LIVINGSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA INC.(LSO)
ORGANIZATION TYPE: 501c3 PUBLIC CHARITY Civic Orchestra
AREA OF FOCUS: Music Director/Conductor
JOB TYPE: Paid/Part-time
Duties and responsibilities: The music director is the principal conductor and artistic leader of the orchestra. S/he reports to the Board of Trustees and provides ongoing leadership and guidance to the organization. Through long-range planning with the Board, s/he establishes the artistic views, goals, and objectives of the organization. The music director is the public face of the LSO, and is charged with fostering and increasing the orchestra’s presence and involvement in the community. S/he is actively involved in fundraising activities, serves as advocate for the orchestra, and engages in programming and activities both in and outside of the normal concert season. The musical director further engages in the recruitment of musicians, audience members, and other sources of support through building and maintaining inter-relationships with donors, community, and corporate leaders, public and private schools, and colleges in the area.
REQUIREMENTS: The ideal candidate shall possess, but by no means be limited to the following qualities:
-Exemplary musicianship and conducting skills.
-Significant conducting experience.
-Detailed knowledge and understanding of a broad range of orchestral repertoire.
-Strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills.
-Vision, passion, and the ability to make symphonic music relevant and exciting to the audience.
-Ability to challenge and motivate the musicians to elicit their best efforts
-Masters Degree in Music, preferably Conducting, or equivalent.
ORGANIZATION/ORCHESTRA DESCRIPTION: LSO is one of the premier regional civic orchestras in the State of New Jersey. Since its origins 56 years ago when founded as a small ensemble to accompany a local production, LSO has grown exponentially in stature and caliber to attract the finest musicians from the NJ Metropolitan area. It has become a reckoning force in the metropolitan classical music world.
LOCATION: Livingston, New Jersey
CONTACT NAME: Marilyn Tepper
CONTACT EMAIL: mhtepper@optonline.net
CONTACT PHONE: (973) 886-9525
CONTACT FAX: (973) 387-4692
ORCHESTRA WEBSITE: http://www.lsonj.org
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Email Resume immediately to mhtepper@optonline.net


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