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Position Title:  Conductor, NHBCOS Symphonic Band

 

Job Description: Conduct and lead musicians in the NHBCOS Symphonic Band in weekly

evening full-band rehearsals and regularly scheduled sectional rehearsals in preparation for an end-of-session public concert performance.

 

About Us: NHBCOS is a non-profit organization that creates vital connections to family, friends, and

community.  Our adult-only Symphonic Band enriches the lives of 60 to 75 band members through the unique and life-enhancing relationship between music, musician, and audience.  

 

About the Role: You will help distinguish and grow the NHBCOS Symphonic Band directly, and the

organization indirectly, through the direction and presentation of live musical performances to our

audience members. Our year, beginning with the Fall Session on August 26, 2022, consists of three

sessions:

● Fall Session of 12 weeks, beginning on August 26, 2022;  public concert on November 13 , 2022

● Spring Session of 12 weeks, beginning on January 12, 2023; public concert on April 2, 2023

● Summer Session of 8 weeks, beginning on May 11, 2023; public concert on June 29, 2023

 

The public concerts  are scheduled at The Ent Center for Performing Arts. Rehearsals for Symphonic Band are held Thursdays, 7:00 P.M to 9:00 P.M.

 

About You: The ideal candidate for this position will have the following skills and experience:

  • Strong, proven musical education and conducting skills and abilities.

  • Effective communication, interpersonal skills, and the enthusiasm required to teach, encourage and lead NHBCOS musicians

  • Ability to read, listen to, and select initial music for each Symphonic Band session

  • Ability to study, prepare music scores as needed between rehearsals, focusing on strengths and weakness of the individual parts as well as the overall performance

  • Ability to offer tips on music theory and education to musicians to broaden their knowledge as well as musical skills

  • Available on a weekly basis to conduct the band rehearsals and lead sectional rehearsals as required

  • Available to direct the Symphonic Band at end-of-session public concert

  • Experience with conducting and/or playing in other community bands is preferred.

 

If you are excited about conducting energetic, experienced, talented adult musicians in the performance of live music, please send your resume to Marty Slivka at: marty.nhbcos@gmail.com

In your cover letter, please explain why your experience is relevant to this role.  This position will be open for applications through June 9, 2022.  Feel free to contact Marty Slivka at 719-330-9688 if you have any questions.