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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can be addressed to
email@example.com or (814) 535-6738.
Cover letter expressing interest
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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