PENINSULA SYMPHONY ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR
ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR JOB DESCRIPTION
Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra is a large community orchestra, in its 67th season, with a budget of approximately $550,000. It performs four pairs of subscription concerts, plus several special concerts, including annual collaborations with the Stanford University Symphonic Chorus, family concerts, and summer outdoor pops concerts, as well as extensive educational outreach programs. Symphony programs feature internationally renowned soloists; subscription concerts are performed at Flint Center in Cupertino, San Mateo Performing Arts Center, Fox Theater in Redwood City and Heritage Theater in Campbell; other concert pairs take place at Stanford University’s Memorial Church and Bing Concert Hall and other area locations. Mitchell Sardou Klein is the Music Director. For more information please visit www.peninsulasymphony.org.
This position is intended to serve as a two to four-year apprenticeship for a young conductor.
Cover (understudy) most rehearsals and all concerts, being fully prepared to conduct in the event of emergencies; lead sectional rehearsals; assist in coordination of personnel management; conduct performances as assigned by Music Director, including planning and conducting the annual Family Concert; assist Music Director and Artistic Committee in preparation of season programs, rehearsal schedule, and other administrative and musical responsibilities; represent the Symphony to the public.
Extensive background and training in orchestral conducting; experience working with symphony orchestras; excellent musicianship; ability to work well with staff, orchestra, and board; excellent communications skills.
Approximately $7,500/year (approximately 50 services), depending on scope of responsibility agreed to.
Interviews will take place in early June, 2016 in Los Altos, CA.
Auditions are planned for July 12, 2016 at Crocker Middle School Band Room, 2600 Ralston Avenue, Hillsborough CA.
REPERTOIRE FOR ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR AUDITIONS
• Stravinsky, The Firebird Suite (1919): Danse infernale du roi Kastcheï
• Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 (Bärenreiter – Del Mar edition):
Second movement – Molto vivace
Third movement – Adagio molto e cantabile
Application deadline: May 15, 2016. Send résumé, letters of recommendation and other materials (videos and CDs are not requested at this time) to:
Assistant Conductor Search Committee
Peninsula Symphony Orchestra
146 Main Street #102
Los Altos, CA 94022
Applications may be sent via e-mail to PSOAsstCondSearch@gmail.com.
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