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Conductor Search

The Brandon Community Orchestra is seeking a conductor /music director for the 2020/21 season. The application deadline is July 15, 2020.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor of Music, experience conducting, and experience working with groups of varying ages. Additional desired qualifications include a broad knowledge of orchestral repertoire to select music appropriate to the BCO and our audience, ability to work collaboratively with a non-profit board, and effective communication skills in writing and speaking.

The duties of the conductor include:
•    Coordinating rehearsal and performance dates between September and May
•    Attending BCO executive committee meetings for orchestra planning
•    Selecting music in collaboration with the music selection committee
•    Conducting weekly rehearsals to prepare music for performances
•    Working out instrumentation and part rotation where needed in the orchestra
•    Collaborating with the librarian for part distribution

Given the uncertainty around the pandemic, the start date is unknown and the applicant must be prepared to be flexible.

Compensation includes an honorarium and expenses. The position will be awarded as a term for 2020/21 with the possibility of renewal for future seasons.

Interested candidates are invited to submit resumes to the BCO by e-mail (see the contact us tab) or by regular mail to Brandon Community Orchestra, c/o 432 McDiarmid Drive, Brandon, MB R7B 2H4 by July 15, 2020. Please do not submit audio or video materials at this time.

We thank all interested candidates, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.   



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