Position: Music Director (MD). Responsibilities: Inspire, direct, educate and lead the musicians to create amazing music satisfy the needs of thriving community located in the Las Vegas Valley. Reporting to the board of directors, the MD is responsible for the orchestra’s artistic endeavors and its community image, being responsible for repertoire, programming and artistic production, as well as auditioning and developing a quality group of musicians. The MD will be actively involved in the community and participate actively in the orchestra’s marketing and fundraising activities. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess exceptional musicianship and conducting skills; significant conducting experience, including work with both professional and volunteer musicians; knowledge of a broad range of repertoire; strong interpersonal skills, leadership, and communication; vision, passion, the ability to make symphonic music relevant and exciting for existing and new audiences and the ability to communicate and collaborate with community leaders and other community arts organizations. Previous or current music directorship or comparable experience is preferred. Someone local would be preferred, but others are welcome to apply. A candidate could live elsewhere and commute for the two weeks preceding each concert. Recent seasons have consisted of 8-10 concerts: four Masterworks concerts, two holiday concerts (Christmas and July 4th), a Young Artist concert featuring winners of a youth concerto competition, one orchestral accompaniment to a silent film, a “kiddie concert” for local school children and a few smaller concerts supporting Henderson activities. Compensation: $1,000 per concert (one performance and adequate rehearsals). Masterworks concerts have one performance and five rehearsals. Begin: Finalists will be asked to conduct a concert and associated rehearsals during the 2015-16 season. Deadline: April 24, 2015. Submit: A personal letter of interest, a resume, sample programs conducted by the candidate, names and phone numbers fat least three professional references; DVD recordings and other digital examples including links to YouTube videos may be included with the application. Send to: HSO Music Director Search, c/o Bethany Stone, 2508mDriftwood Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89107; or by e-mail to: <searchcommittee@hendersonsymphony.org>.


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