South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director/South Dakota Symphony Assistant Conductor

The SDSO is a dynamic regional orchestra of 80 professional musicians that performs in the acoustically superb Mary W. Sommervold Hall of the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The orchestra’s season consists of 7 Classical concerts, 4 Pops concerts, 3 Chamber concerts, family and educational concerts, special programs (Lakota Music Project and Music as Medicine), and regional tours. The SDSO enjoys a growing audience and enthusiastic community support. Concerts are broadcast on South Dakota Public Radio.


The South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director/South Dakota Symphony Assistant Conductor is an educator and an artist who is passionate about orchestral music and truly enjoys working with young musicians. As Music Director of the South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra (SDSYO), s/he is responsible for ensuring high quality musical experiences for young musicians. S/he will support and further the mission of the SDSYO through the development of strategic and educational initiatives, creation of dynamic recruitment and retention practices, building of lasting relationships throughout the community, and encouragement of young musicians to reach their potential. As Assistant Conductor of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO), s/he is an integral part of the organization’s artistic, educational, promotional, and audience and patron development initiatives. S/he will cover all SDSO programs, conduct designated pops and runout performances, and play a key role in the organization’s educational programming. Individuals who demonstrate efficiency, flexibility, creativity, effective communication skills, and a commitment to classical, pop, educational, and promotional orchestral performances and events will be successful in this position. S/he will report to the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Executive Director.


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