Conductor; Lakeshore Youth Philharmonic (LYP) – Philharmonic Orchestra Lakeshore Youth Philharmonic Orchestras – Kenosha, WI

Job Summary: Responsible for rehearsing and conducting the LYP – Philharmonic Orchestra while inspiring and encouraging the musical growth of its young musicians. The Philharmonic Orchestra consists of mostly High School aged musicians from Southeastern Wisconsin & Northeastern Illinois.


  • Rehearse and conduct all LYP concerts and rehearsals set forth by the LYP Board each academic year. The LYP season runs from September through May, encompassing two concerts and weekly rehearsals taking place at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, which is located in Kenosha, WI.
  • Determine repertoire to be studied and performed for the year’s performances, and within budgetary constraints established by the LYP Board.
  • Provide information for concert programs to the LYP Board – Marketing Director in a timely manner.
  • Work in close partnership with all LYP conductors and the LYP Board.
  • Assist the LYP Board in concert planning and attend board meetings as necessary.
  • Actively recruit new LYP members from area schools.
  • Foster and maintain good relationships with all public and private school music staff in area schools.
  • Abide by all policies as established by the LYP Board.

Compensation: The conductor’s salary will be determined by the LYP Board, commensurate with the candidates’ experience level and previous affiliation with the youth orchestra profession.

Application Procedure:
Please submit a resume, Curriculum Vitae, cover letter and three professional references. Candidates are also strongly encouraged to submit a video conducting sample. All materials may be submitted via email provided. Application deadline: August 22, 2016

Job Type: Contract

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • related work: 2 years
  • strong background in conducting, orchestral repertoire, and music education: 2 years
  • working with young children or youth orchestras: 2 years

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