Director, Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra

Director, Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra

To provide artistic, musical and administrative leadership for the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra. Recruits and trains performers. Plans and conducts rehearsals and performances. Responsible for associated administrative duties.

-Programs, plans, organizes and conducts one major concert of standard works from the symphonic repertoire during fall, winter, and spring terms. Plans, schedules, organizes, and conducts ensemble auditions, rehearsals and sectionals. Structures rehearsals to address recognized individual, section, and full ensemble needs, while simultaneously achieving preparedness for performers on schedule.
-Annually conceives of and designs programs taking into consideration such factors as competence and interests of available student talent, challenge to student performers, faculty interest and suggestions, audience appeal, and budgetary constraints.
-Hires appropriate guest artists as needed. Negotiates fees, music to be performed, logistical considerations, supplemental activities such as master classes etc.
-Coordinates advertising and publicity for the ensemble with appropriate Hopkins Center offices. Originates informational materials such as playbills.
-Works with faculty instrumental instructors in coaching student players in both style and technique. Collaborates with other ensemble directors and faculty (in music and across the institution) in mentoring student musicians. -Oversees student managers in accomplishing activities supporting rehearsal and performances.•
-Monitors and remains within the constraints of the ensemble financial budget.
Collaborates with appropriate Center directors on how funds are to be expended.
-Proven ability to recruit and foster commitment from student performers and guest artists.
-Ability to train and successfully prepare student musicians for performance.
Ability to establish long-term artistic vision for the orchestra.
-Must be a strong advocate for diversity with proven ability to work with a diverse population having different levels of arts knowledge and experience.
-3 years of relevant experience conducting symphony orchestras; or the equivalent.
-D.M.A. or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
This is a half-time, non-faculty position, active for the academic year fall through spring.

Please apply online at and refer to position #0002800.

All applications require a resume and cover letter.Dartmouth College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

Please complete online application and submit requested materials by January 15 for priority consideration.


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