The Owensboro Symphony is pleased to announce a search for a new conductor for the Youth Orchestra. This role will be a champion for music education and will be responsible for setting the artistic direction of the Youth Orchestra. Provide artistic and administrative leadership that helps the organization achieve its mission and goals and position itself for a dynamic future.
Bachelor’s degree in music from an accredited institution
Significant and outstanding record of string or wind teaching experience in the public/private schools or a youth orchestra program
An established reputation as an orchestra conductor and teacher with a consistent record of creativity and innovation
Ability to work collaboratively with the Owensboro Symphony students, administrative staff, board members, parents, and the community at large
Work well and build relationships with Owensboro and Daviess County public/private school music educators
Relate to and work well with a diverse student population
Recruit students of different talent levels for the Youth Orchestra
Training and artistic development of the Owensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra
Conducting the Youth Orchestra at weekly rehearsals from August - May culminating in 4 performances, one of which is a performance with the Owensboro Symphony at the Holiday concert.
Engaging additional qualified individuals needed to assist in training if needed
Selecting music to be performed and developing an audition standard
Auditioning, selecting, and placing members
Developing the artistic, educational, and service components of the overall program
A cover letter of application addressing the qualifications and duties
Contact information for three current references
Copies of three past concert programs in the last 5 years
Send the above materials to Careers@OwensboroSymphony.org
Now in its 57th season, the Owensboro Symphony is a fully professional per service orchestra led by music director Troy Quinn and is committed to uncompromising standards of artistic excellence. It operates on an annual budget of approximately $800,000 and performs in Owensboro's RiverPark Center, an acoustically superb performing arts center with a seating capacity of 1,500. The core of the orchestra's artistic programming is a five-concert subscription series presenting a cross-section of repertoire. In addition, the orchestra presents free outdoors pops concerts, in-school concerts, chamber concerts in local churches, and on a contract basis other concerts in conjunction with local arts organizations. An essential component of the Symphony's Community Engagement program is its commitment to educational programming. The Symphony operates an Academy, where private lessons are offered daily. In addition, the Symphony supports a Youth and String Orchestra program which gives specialized training to more than 100 talented young musicians each year, some of whom have gone on to join leading American orchestras. The Symphony is governed by an engaged and committed governing board of directors.