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Region: Central / Eastern Massachusetts Category: Music Education / Performance Type: Permanent, Part-Time Indian Hill Music School, a non-profit community music school in Littleton, MA with a faculty of 60+ professional teaching artists, has an opening in the fall for a Sinfonia Concert Orchestra Conductor to lead the top tier of our Youth Orchestra program. The Conductor/Director of the Sinfonia Concert Orchestra at Indian Hill Music has as his or her primary responsibility the education, training, and artistic leadership of the ensemble. Sinfonia is an advanced level ensemble experience for young string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players from around the region who are motivated and ready to excel. The Conductor/Director’s primary function is to connect with the students and to inspire and motivate them to rehearse and perform with excellence. The Conductor/Director will report to the Director of Education, and must maintain good interpersonal working relationships with the other Indian Hill Music Youth Orchestra conductors, students, families, and staff, while following all policies and procedures of Indian Hill Music. Coordination with sectional leaders will be required, and occasional public appearances representing the ensemble may also be asked of the Conductor/Director. The ideal candidate should have an advanced degree in music, a minimum of three years of youth orchestra leadership, and must be energized by working with motivated young musicians across instrument groups and leading them in a high-level ensemble experience. Candidates must have a working knowledge of appropriate literature for full youth orchestra, as well as the ability to demonstrate effective and efficient rehearsal technique. Each candidate in our final round of the selection process will be asked to plan a concert program, lead Sinfonia rehearsals on Mondays (6:30-8:30pm) from either September through mid-November, 2018 or mid-November, 2018 through early March, 2019 and conduct a final concert (on Tuesday, November 13 or Tuesday, March 5). After these first two concerts are completed, a permanent Conductor/Director will be named, with an anticipating start date of Monday, March 11. Indian Hill Music faculty members are responsible for: 1) inspiring and sharing their love of music with their students; 2) setting a high bar for students’ levels of technical skill and musicality; 3) clearly communicating expectations and working toward shared goals; and 4) advocating, as appropriate, for their students to engage in additional IHM programs to deepen their musical development and their commitment to their studies. Indian Hill offers many ancillary benefits to our faculty members, including the potential for a variety of paid professional performance opportunities and funding for professional development (by application). Regular weekly teaching throughout the school year is required, as is attendance at two annual faculty meetings and the completion of occasional clerical tasks. Timeliness and reliability, as well as strong communication practices with both students/families and school staff, are essential. Compensation: Commensurate with experience Please send your resume and any other supporting materials to Pete Robbins, Director of Education, at probbins@indianhillmusic.org with “Sinfonia Conductor ” listed in the subject line.

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