Chamber Orchestra Conductor (Remote)
The Conductor will lead the Chamber Orchestra, Community Music Center of Boston’s largest instrumental ensemble. The primary responsibilities include leading the rehearsals and direction of the ensemble, composed of students ranging from school age to adults. The Conductor selects the repertoire from a wide range of styles/composers and is encouraged to program repertoire that reflects the communities that we serve. The conductor is responsible for creating and fostering a warm, productive environment that makes students feel inspired, motivated, and welcome. Bilingual speakers (Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese) are highly encouraged to apply. Status: Part Time (Saturday Afternoons 4:00PM – 5:30PM) ONLINE Start Date: Saturday, January 09 2021 Reports to: Senior Director of the Community Music School at CMCB and the Ensemble and Chamber Music Faculty Instructional Lead Works Closely With: Community Music School Coordinator, Chief Programming Officer, and Registration Staff RESPONSIBILITIES General - Be knowledgeable about CMCB’s mission, vision, values, and policies - Teach students according to curricular guidelines Specific -Select accessible and diverse repertoire for a chamber orchestra of various ages and experience levels -Assist with recruitment, retention, and ensemble management & development -Conduct weekly rehearsals, currently on Saturdays (ONLINE) from 4:00PM – 5:30PM, aided by an assistant conductor. -Prepare the Chamber Orchestra to perform in typically three live concerts throughout the year (in the remote learning space, the Chamber Orchestra is preparing Online Recording Projects to share with our community) -Accurately update and maintain attendance sheets and communicate with students and front office staff when multiple student absences occur -Work with Registrar on resolving scheduling conflicts -Maintain open and regular communication with parents and students to support educational progress -Contact students/parents regarding any unexpected absences Communication and Participation -Attend paid departmental meetings and annual all-faculty meeting/orientations as scheduled -Participate in departmental events, competitions, recitals, and concerts and encourage students to attend -Participate and assist in annual ensemble auditions -Communicate clearly with Front Office regarding teaching schedule -Respond to requests from CMCB staff in a timely manner Qualifications: Essential -A Bachelor’s degree in music performance or education with knowledge in the field of conducting or equivalent experience -A minimum of 2 years teaching experience -Must have experience working with diverse populations of students -The successful candidate will have a commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as pedagogical and professional values -Knowledge of Zoom and the Google Suite – ongoing training is provided in this area -Comfortability with leading an ensemble through online platforms such as Zoom and Rehearsal Live Share -Ability to teach group classes composed of a diverse range of ages -Availability on Saturdays: 4:00PM-5:30PM -Knowledge in a diverse range of styles preferred (i.e. Classical, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Folk, and/or Popular Music) -Fluent score-reading in treble, alto, and bass clefs; knowledge of music theory including, but not limited to, meters, key signatures, and transcription -Ability to motivate and/or inspire others -Excellent interpersonal skills (engaging and professional) -Effective communication with others -Demonstrated ability to actively listen to and learn from others Preferred -Bilingual (Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese) skills are a plus but not required -Arranging skills are a plus but not required How To Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter (ATTN: Michael Depasquale, Senior Director of the Community Music School) to jobs@cmcb.org. Application deadline is December 20th, 2020. Please, no phone calls or walk-ins. About this Organization: Community Music Center of Boston is an arts education nonprofit founded in 1910, with a mission to transform lives by providing equitable access to excellent music education and arts experiences. Over 4,000 students participate in our programs every week. We are proud to act as the largest external provider of arts education to the Boston Public Schools, supporting rigorous, relevant, and culturally-responsive musical instruction for one of the most diverse school districts in the nation. CMCB's Community Music School Division offers lessons, group classes, ensembles, and early childhood programming at our headquarters in Boston's South End. Our Community Engagement Programs operate in partnership with a dozen public schools, a dozen social service agencies, and a variety of community centers, housing developments, and charter schools, supporting programs throughout virtually every neighborhood in Boston, in-school, after-school, and in the summer. Community Music Center of Boston is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Community Music Center of Boston policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
Community Music Center of Boston
Michael Depasquale