Philharmonia Conductor Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta


POSITION TITLE: Philharmonia Conductor

Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta:

MYSO nurtures, trains and develops a culturally diverse group of students, age

8 and up, from over 10 Metro Atlanta counties. MYSO offers concerts, tours,

chamber music and master classes that create opportunities for youth at all

levels of musical experience to develop socially and artistically while participating

in one of Atlanta’s foremost instrumental training and education programs.


The Philharmonia Conductor for the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestras

of Atlanta provides artistic leadership for the Philharmonia Orchestra, a full

orchestra consisting of advanced middle and high school aged students. He/

she oversees the training and artistic development of the Philharmonia students

in preparation of rehearsals and performances and will select repertoire for

and conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra. He/she assists with sectionals and

auditions as needed.

The Philharmonia Conductor reports to and works with the Music Director and

the Executive Director. He/she is responsible for assisting with recruitment and

maintaining a close liaison with school and private artistic instructors.

The Philharmonia Conductor carries out all required duties in a manner

consistent with the policies, procedures, goals and objectives established by the

Board of Directors.


$4,000-8,000 DOE


Bachelor’s degree in music; significant conducting experience


• Meet annually with all artistic staff to evaluate and review the performance

and progress of the Philharmonia Orchestra.

• Participate as needed in artistic staff meetings to confer with other artistic

staff on issues pertaining to: student development, repertoire, auditions,

artistic requirements and excerpts for auditions and other issues impacting

the MYSO orchestras and ensembles.

• Select repertoire for the Philharmonia Orchestra and submit for approval

to the Music Director.

• Assist with the recruitment of students by direct solicitation, distribution of

recruitment materials, workshops, and by fostering positive relationships

with schoolteachers and private music teachers.

• Assist in efforts to bring a broader audience to MYSO concerts, present a

consistent, polished message about MYSO.

• Audition players for all orchestras and ensembles as needed.

• Conduct all Philharmonia rehearsals and performances as required.

Concerts include: 3 yearly concerts, Fall, Gala and Spring. Any additional

concerts, including international tours that are scheduled every other

year, will be scheduled and organized in consultation with the Board of

Directors, the Executive Director and the Music Director.

• In consultation with Music Director, audition and confirm arrangements

with guest artists.

• Develop Philharmonia musician capabilities through the selection of

repertoire, sectional coaching and interaction with professional musicians

and other innovative programming as appropriate for the Philharmonia


• Work with the Music Director to determine and meet deadlines for

programming and scheduling of rehearsals and sectionals.

• Work with the librarian to prepare all string parts including bowings and

fingerings; prepare parts with measure numbers and phrase markings for

woodwinds, brass and percussion.

• Participate as needed in annual auditions evaluating the skills and

techniques of MYSO applicants.

• Facilitate communication and relationships with and between the

Philharmonia musicians to ensure positive working environment; working

with the Music Director, resolve disciplinary issues as needed.

• At all times while working on behalf of MYSO, the Philharmonia Conductor

will behave in a professional, respectful and appropriate manner In

keeping with MYSO Guidelines and Policies.


Please send the following materials to:

• Letter of Intent

• Resume

• Biography of 500 words or less in pdf format

• Links to Video Samples on YouTube, Vimeo or Personal Websites.

DEADLINE: March 6, 2015

No Calls Please.

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