MUSIC DIRECTOR SEARCH Binghamton Philharmonic Binghamton, New York
MUSIC DIRECTOR SEARCH Binghamton Philharmonic Binghamton, New York, USA
The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO), a per service professional orchestra located in Binghamton, NY, is searching for a new Music Director to begin in the 2018/19 season. A 72-member orchestra based in downtown Binghamton at the Forum Theatre, the BPO performs an average of eight (8) concerts per season. As the artistic leader and community ambassador for Broome County’s only professional symphony orchestra, the Music Director will create inspiring and engaging musical experiences, enhance artistic excellence, and embrace the vibrant cultural community of New York’s Southern Tier and Northern Pennsylvania.
JOB DESCRIPTION The role of the BPO’s Director is threefold: Artistic: The Music Director serves as principal conductor of the BPO. In consultation with the BPO’s Executive Director, Board of Directors and staff, the Music Director guides the orchestra’s artistic decisions and activities, including programming, guest artist selection and special projects. Administrative: The Music Director works closely with the Board of Directors and the Executive Director to make artistic decisions within a set financial framework and provides regular support to marketing and fundraising initiatives. Community: In order to ensure the BPO’s ongoing sustainability, the Music Director participates actively, frequently, and directly in community engagement and outreach initiatives, embraces the cultivation and stewardship of patrons, media, funders and community member and commits to raising the profile of the orchestra and expanding its audience
QUALIFICATIONS The successful candidate must possess the following: Exceptional musicality. The Music Director is committed to a culture of artistic excellence, has significant experience conducting classical and pops music, is able to interpret and lead a variety of musical styles supported by excellent conducting and rehearsal technique and has a comprehensive knowledge of orchestral instruments and repertoire. Orchestral stewardship. The Music Director must be able to lead and collaborate with musicians of the BPO to ensure that the orchestra maintains and increases its level of artistic excellence. The Music Director must be comfortable working with the orchestra under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, and committed to providing a positive professional experience for all musicians, treating them with fairness, collegiality and respect. Audience engagement. The Music Director must be a passionate and compelling communicator, engaging publicly and personally with audiences by speaking regularly from the stage to enhance the musical experience of both new and experienced listeners, as well as creating and participating in other forms of audience engagement, thereby deepening the audience’s relationship with great music and the BPO. Community relationships. The Music Director will participate actively and effectively in the BPO’s communications, marketing and fundraising activities, and possess strong interpersonal skills including public speaking, the use of conventional and social media and face-to-face contact with individuals and groups. Innovation. The Music Director will develop innovative ways to present concerts to engage and attract audiences, and will conceive and carry out major new artistic projects. Relevant education and experience. The Music Director must possess a degree in music and appropriate experience as a conductor.
HOW TO APPLY Qualified applications please submit a resume, a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, a statement of your personal artistic vision for the Binghamton Philharmonic, three (3) references, pdfs of programs the applicant has conducted and three (3) links to videos of the applicant conducting. Each video should be 5-6 minutes long taken with a front view of the applicant and include contrasting styles of music. If available, an additional link to a video of the applicant rehearsing should be included. Submissions are expected by noon on August 1, 2016. Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject field should read BPO Music Director Search. Qualified individuals of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, and the Binghamton Philharmonic thanks all applicants for their interest. All applicants should indicate their status as a United States citizen or permanent resident. When choosing among candidates of equivalent qualifications, priority will be given to US citizens and permanent residents. The Binghamton Philharmonic is committed to the principles of employment equity in the workplace.
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