North York Concert Orchestra: Music Director

Music Director
Our orchestra is currently conducting a search for a Music Director.
Here are the job description and application details.
Description of the orchestra
The North York Concert Orchestra is a Toronto community orchestra celebrating its 40th season this year. The orchestra rehearses on Wednesday evenings from mid-September through May in the York Mills / Bayview area and currently presents 4 programs and 7 concerts each year. The orchestra is led by a professional team of the music director and five string principals. The orchestra is managed by a Board of Directors elected by the orchestra musicians. Most of the directors are musicians in the orchestra.
Role of the Music Director
The Music Director is the principal conductor and public face of the orchestra, reporting to the Board.
Key Success Factors
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong interest in
Working with non-professional musicians, developing them to their potential through inspiration, teaching and leadership
Developing the orchestra’s audience by interacting with them, understanding that concerts are a form of entertainment
Working closely in a team with the board to develop strategies to build the audience base
Education, Experience and Skills
Advanced musical training with an emphasis on conducting.
Substantial experience leading and conducting orchestras.
Key skills (in no particular order)
Programming that is satisfying for the musicians and engaging for the audience
Effective rehearsal technique, enabling the musicians to achieve their potential
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both with the public and the musicians
Community engagement
Team focus in a respectful work environment
The ability to balance artistry with the economic realities of the orchestra
Qualified individuals should submit a resume, list of references, and remuneration expectations to the NYCO Search Committee at
The deadline for applications is Friday, October 31st, 2014. Interested parties may direct further questions to Roland Wilk (president of the board) at or 416‑356‑2303.


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