Orchestral Conductor – Gordon Symphony Orchestra

Orchestral Conductor – Gordon Symphony Orchestra

The Department of Music at Gordon College seeks a qualified individual to serve as conductor of the Gordon Symphony Orchestra (GSO).

Duties include:

  • Auditioning students for the GSO at the beginning of the fall semester
  • Directing weekly rehearsals of the GSO
  • Preparing and conducting the GSO for two annual concerts (fall and spring semesters)
  • Conducting the GSO in two performances of the Christmas Gala (December 4 & 4, 2015)
  • Working closely with other music faculty members and staff to maintain a collegial and collaborative Department of Music
  • Developing recruitment initiatives to bring students into the instrumental music program
  • Coordinating an annual student concerto competition and conducting the winner in a concerto performance (spring semester concert)
  • Coordinating the GSO mentor program (applied instructors and other professionals who play in the orchestra alongside GSO students)

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Teach, motivate and develop GSO students into independent and well-rounded musicians
  • Develop an audience-base for GSO concerts
  • Work with the chair of the Department of Music and admissions office to recruit instrumental music majors
  • Establish a profile on campus in order to recruit non-music majors

Required Qualifications:

  • MM in Orchestral Conducting
  • Significant professional performance experience as conductor or instrumentalist
  • Support for the mission of Gordon College

Desired qualifications:

  • DMA in Orchestral Conducting
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience with college orchestra program or community/regional orchestra
  •  Proven success in recruiting music students

If interested in this position, please email the following materials to

music-office @gordon.edu:

  1. A brief letter of intent
  2.  Curriculum Vitae that includes the names and contact information of 2 references
  3. Two video links: one of a performance the candidate has conducted; one of a rehearsal led by the candidate

Interviews will be held in mid-July. Fullest consideration will be given to applications received before June 28th, 2015.

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