Wabash Valley Youth Symphony invites applications for the position of Artistic Director/Conductor

Wabash Valley Youth Symphony invites applications for the position of Artistic Director/Conductor.

Please submit a cover letter and one page resume to: WVYS P.O. Box 2242 West Lafayette, IN 47996 –OR– Regan.eckstein@gmail.com

Deadline for applications: June 30, 2016

3 finalists will be chosen from the applicant pool. Each finalist will be expected to rehearse WVYS (8 rehearsals max., 4 min.) and conduct a concert. Applicants will be compensated for their work in the cycle. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 7 – 9pm in Elliot Hall of Music, Purdue University. Repertoire will include student concerto competition winners (3); one winner per concert.

Dates for the upcoming season are not firm, but we anticipate:

Sunday Nov. 13, 2016 at 7:00pm
Sunday Feb. 19, 2017 at 7:00pm
Sunday May 21, 2017 at 7:00pm

Position Description
The AD will provide artistic direction and leadership support for WVYS. He/she will conduct all rehearsals and concerts. The AD collaborates with the Music Administrators (2) to select concert dates and repertoire for the season. The AD represents WVYS at public events, recruiting events and media opportunities. Organization The mission of the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony is to provide a high-quality experience for qualified young musicians and to give them an opportunity to perform. This experience will be enriching and beneficial to the community at large.


Compensation AD Position is a 10 month appointment from Aug. 1, 2017 – May 30, 2018. Salary is commensurate with experience ranging from $9,000 to $11,500.

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