The Cincinnati Community Orchestra seeks a Music Director

The Cincinnati Community Orchestra seeks a Music Director who will guide the orchestra in the fulfillment of its musical potential and promote its image in the community. CCO, and its nearly 80 accomplished volunteer musicians, is completing its 63rd season this spring. The successful candidate will have demonstrated superior musicianship together with excellent leadership skills. The orchestra has a history of performing challenging literature with an eye to creative programming, and continues to grow in musical excellence each season.


Salary is set by the Board of Directors and will be commensurate with experience and training. A detailed job description is below, and further information about the orchestra may be found on the orchestra’s website,, and on our Facebook page.


Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest not later than June 1, 2017, along with the following items:


  • Three professional references
  • Resumé
  • Video/Digital media of the conductor working in both rehearsal and performance (YouTube links preferred).


Please submit requested application materials to:


Job Description:

  • Motivate and elicit the best efforts of the musicians
  • Explore diversity in repertoire and in the experience of music-making
  • Develop imaginative programming ideas, significant for the orchestra, the community and the occasion
  • Build and sustain the orchestra’s visibility and involvement in the community
  • Engage in collaborative ventures with other community groups and organizations


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Program a full season (currently four concerts), in cooperation with the Board of Directors
  • Engage soloists as needed
  • Acquire and prepare music scores
  • Plan a schedule of weekly rehearsals, two hours minimum, in preparation for the concert schedule. The orchestra rehearses on Monday nights, with an additional Thursday night dress the week of the concert.
  • Recruit (as needed), audition and admit new members to the orchestra. Develop a seating plan that meets the musical needs of the orchestra and players.
  • Assist the board with preparation of materials for concerts, including program design and promotion
  • Participate as an Ex Officio member of the board, presenting periodic reports, budget planning, long-range and seasonal plans
  • Assist in general promotion of the orchestra through print and electronic media

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