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Hopkins Symphony Orchestra seeks Assistant Conductor and Concert Orchestra Conductor

Overview: Hopkins Symphony Orchestra is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Conductor and Concert Orchestra Conductor. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra is a program of Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Arts Programs and is the only community orchestra in Baltimore City. Orchestra musicians are Johns Hopkins students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.

Hopkins Symphony Orchestra’s vision is to be an integral presence in the JHU and surrounding communities as Baltimore City’s only community orchestra. Vital to both campus and community life, HSO provides quality performances, educational opportunities, community engagement projects, and collaborations with artistic, social, and educational partners.

Position Description:

The position of Assistant Conductor and Concert Orchestra Conductor is an independent contractor position. It not a JHU staff position and there are no benefits. This is a two-year position with possible extension.

HSO Assistant Conductor

● Be present at all dress rehearsal and concert dates (dates, subject to change, listed below)

● Be present at up to 2 additional rehearsals for each concert cycle

● Attend and participate in August/September auditions

● Other administrative/artistic duties, as assigned by the MD

Concert Orchestra Conductor
● Conduct 3 concert orchestra concerts and their requisite rehearsals (dates, subject to change, listed below)

● Select appropriate repertoire for ensemble, for future season/s, in collaboration with MD

● In collaboration with General Manager (GM): Recruit orchestra members, Designate string seatings and orchestra roster, Coordinate string bowings, Perform other administrative duties as needed, Participate in concert publicity

General/Other
● Speak engagingly to audiences

● Create a positive environment for students and amateur musicians of varying backgrounds and abilities to make music and advance their musicianship

● Communicate regularly and promptly with MD and GM

COMPENSATION
$6,000 annually

QUALIFICATIONS
BA/BM degree; Related experience performing the duties described above. Open to all qualified candidates. Preference given to currently enrolled Peabody graduate students or graduate program alumni.

APPLICATIONS

Please submit cover letter, resume, and video recording (online links preferred) of applicant’s conducting of performance and/or rehearsal to: hso@jhu.edu. Materials must be received no later than Monday, March 5, 2018.

No phone calls, please. Email hso@jhu.edu with questions.

Second round applicants (as informed) will be asked to submit a three-concert season proposal, for use in 2018-2019 season. Details will accompany second round notifications.

Hopkins Symphony 2018-2019 Dates, (subject to change)

Auditions:

Thursday, August 30, 2018, 5-10pm

Friday, August 31, 2018, 5-10pm

Saturday, September 1, 2018, 10am-6pm

HSO Symphony Orchestra Dates:

Friday, October 12, 2018, 7-9:30pm, Dress Rehearsal

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 8pm, Concert

Friday, November 30, 2018, 7-9:30pm, Dress Rehearsal

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 8pm, Concert

Friday, March 8, 2019, Dress Rehearsal

Saturday, March 9, 2019, 8pm, Concert

Sunday, March 10, 2019, 3pm, Family Concert

Friday, April 26, 2019, 7-9:30pm, Dress Rehearsal

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8pm, Concert

Concert Orchestra Schedule

All times 2-4:30PM rehearsals except where noted

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018, 12pm dress rehearsal/sound check

Sunday, September 30, 2018, 3pm concert

Sunday, October 28, 2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Sunday, November 4, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 12pm dress rehearsal/sound check

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 3pm concert

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019, 12pm dress rehearsal/sound check

Sunday, February 17, 2019, 3pm concert

Categories:
Music Part-time
Employer Name:
Hopkins Symphony Orchestra
Job Title:
Hopkins Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor and Concert Orchestra Conductor
Employer Website:
http://www.jhu.edu/hso
Employer Contact Information:
hso@jhu.edu
Job Submission Requirements:
QUALIFICATIONS BA/BM degree; Related experience performing the duties described above. Open to all qualified candidates. Preference given to currently enrolled Peabody graduate students or graduate program alumni. APPLICATIONS Please submit cover letter, resume, and video recording (online links preferred) of applicant’s conducting of performance and/or rehearsal to: hso@jhu.edu. Materials must be received no later than Monday, March 5, 2018. No phone calls, please. Email hso@jhu.edu with questions.

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