Position: Conductor of the Johnstown Symphony Youth Orchestra (JSYO).

The JSYO is the youth orchestra of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra (JSO), a professional orchestra currently

celebrating its 88 th season.

The JSO is seeking a dynamic conductor to lead this thriving youth symphony program.

The qualified candidate will have extensive experience conducting youth orchestras, will possess excellent conducting

skills, and will serve as a magnetic presence in the community to attract new members and continue a strong tradition

of musical training that the JSYO has developed over 50 years.


 Leading rehearsals on Saturday mornings 10 am to noon in Johnstown for approximately 36 weeks

 Selection of repertoire for at least 2 performances each year in consultation and collaboration with the JSO

Music Director using the extensive JSO library and supplementing with additional music when appropriate

 Develop a robust recruitment program in the local community through all public and private schools, private

instructors and other organizations to which music instructors belong.

 Maintain effective communication with JSYO members and parents

 Seek and implement opportunities for JSYO players to interact with the broader region and beyond

JSYO conductor will be responsible for the artistic success and technical development of the orchestra and reports to

JSO Music Director James Blachly. The position includes modest office staff support.

Please send all materials by email to asstconductorsearch@johnstownsymphony.org. Questions can be addressed to

bpile@johnstownsymphony.org or (814) 535-6738.

 Cover letter expressing interest

 Professional resume

 300-word biography

 Names and contact information for 3 professional references, including at least one in the conducting field

 YouTube or Vimeo links to 3 contrasting videos, filmed facing the conductor. At least one should show the

candidate in rehearsal with a youth orchestra.

Salary commensurate with experience

Deadline: Materials should be received by August 1, 2016


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