Conductor for Orchestra and Other Ensembles NJ Academy of Music: Part time, contract

Conductor for Orchestra and Other Ensembles
NJ Academy of MusicBasking Ridge, NJ 07920
Part-time, Contract
About Us

We are a new music academy in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (roughly 45 minutes west of NYC), opened in December 2016, with a passion for music education and performance. Directors hold master’s degrees from Juilliard and have extensive experience in international performance. This is the only music facility of its kind in the entire area and has drawn a wide pool of talent.


We are seeking an outstanding, dynamic conductor for a new youth orchestra/ensemble initiative. The conductor should have the following attributes:

  • Ample experience working with students at a range of levels/abilities
  • Fully comfortable running rehearsals, sectionals, selecting repertoire, etc.
  • Flexible and willing to offer input/ideas as this is an endeavor that will be built from the ground up
  • Professional musician with extensive experience in performance and with orchestral music
  • Highly reliable, independent, and creative
  • Studies in your field at a major center for music
  • Must hold a college degree; no current students, please
  • High degree of comfort interacting with adults and children
  • Able to rehearse and plan for several concerts per year
  • Willing to “think outside the box” in approach and programming


  • Collaboration with world-class faculty
  • Independent contractor (part-time) status
  • Flexible hours/days
  • Custom facility with Steinway grand pianos, studio space, group rooms, and concert space
  • Convenient to highways I-287, I-78, and NJ Transit train (stop is less than a 5-min. walk)
  • Ample parking
  • Stores conveniently located nearby for groceries, restaurants, coffee, etc.

To Apply:

  • NOTE: In order to apply, you MUST hold a college degree; no current students, please.
  • Please send the following to careers [at] :
  • cover letter – explain why you feel you would be an excellent match for this new position and how you would envision engaging members of a youth orchestra, including repertoire, creative approaches to rehearsals, etc.
  • resume
  • link to 1-2 of your video performances from YouTube

Job Type: Contract

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • conducting: 5 years

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