Seeking Assistant conductor

SEEKING ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR!

OVERVIEW

The Symphonic Band Assistant Conductor serves as the primary artistic support staff to the Music Director in all rehearsals and concerts during the Symphonic Band season. The appointment is for one year. It is preferable that the Assistant Conductor plays a wind ensemble instrument, and that he or she will play in the ensemble when not conducting.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend and assist the Music Director with the musical preparation of the Symphonic Band at all rehearsals and concerts. There are three main concerts per year: one in the spring and two in the fall
  • Run and conduct sectionals as needed
  • Conduct one work per concert at the discretion of the Music Director
  • Attend all LGBAC Symphonic Band events as needed, and assist the Music Director in performance of his responsibilities
  • Serve on the Artistic Production Committee to develop concert themes, choose repertoire, and find and connect with guest artists, collaborators and awardees. The APC meets once a month for three hours
  • Help the Music Director and Director of Outreach curate the Small Ensembles Program
  • Assist with the annual High School Concerto Competition

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent musicianship skills and experience leading instrumental ensembles
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse team of musicians, board members, and artistic
    staff
  • Ability to embrace, embody, and reflect LGBAC values such as diversity, community, and
    creativity
  • Flexibility and an innovative approach to problem solving
  • Interest and ability to be a motivational role model for LGBAC musicians

This is a non-compensated/volunteer position. Time commitment: 25 hours per month

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • CV/Resume, preferably with repertoire list of works conducted
  • Cover letter highlighting your reason for interest in the position
  • Video. Work sample should be a maximum of 10 minutes in length and preferably be a close front-view perspective of a recent rehearsal and/or performance

SCHEDULE FOR APPLICATION

Deadline for submissions: Friday, February 17, 2017

  • 1st Round: candidates will be notified by Wednesday, February 22nd. In-person interviews will be held on Tuesday, February 28th or Wednesday, March 1st
  • 2nd Round: conducting the Symphonic Band in a 20-minute session during a regular Monday night rehearsal either March 6th or March 13th

The Position runs from May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018

HOW TO APPLY

  • Electronically (preferred), by sending an email to assistantconductor@lgbac.org and attaching the required documents OR
  • By sending the documents to:
    332 Bleecker Street #K48
    New York, NY, 10014

LGBAC MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to provide the lesbian and gay community with a supportive and friendly environment for musical and artistic expression and, through performance, to promote social acceptance, equality, and harmony for all. We welcome interested individuals of all orientations to come see for themselves how artistic dedication within a social environment can create quality entertainment that pleases, educates, and challenges us to grow.

ABOUT THE LGBAC

The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps was founded in 1979 as a community band and continued to develop and grow over the past 37 years into a 100-piece marching band and over 100-member symphonic ensemble. Symphonic Band members represent a broad range of musical abilities from seasoned musicians and music educators to individuals picking up an instrument for the first time in years. Our community is made up of people from all parts of the LGBTQ community, as well as straight allies. While primarily we are in search of an Assistant Conductor who will continue to grow, encourage, inspire and educate our group musically, we are also seeking a candidate with a passion to champion the cause of the LGBTQ community.

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