Riverside Concerts seeking applications for the position of Conductor of the Rochester Concert Band & Choir.
The City of Rochester Music Department/Riverside Concerts is seeking applicants for the position of Conductor of its Concert Band and Choir. This is a part-time, temporary, seasonal artistic/technical position which performs tasks related to the Community Music/producing function of the Music Department. This position reports directly to the Music Department General Manager and indirectly to the City of Rochester Music Board.
To apply, please submit the following:
• Cover Letter; please outline your approach to conducting a Concert Band comprised of above average, adult players (membership in this ensemble is open by audition only) and adult singers that comprise a community choir (membership in this ensemble is currently open without an audition)
• Answers to the supplemental application questions (included in the application packet)
• Sample recent programs conducted
• Resume and/or biography
• List of not less than three professional references
Finalist will be invited to Rochester for an audition. Finalist will conduct a rehearsal of two Concert Band pieces and two Choir pieces to be selected by the City.
The compensation being offered for each concert cycle is a $500 coordination fee (includes mileage and per diem) plus $50 for each rehearsal plus $100 for each concert for a total compensation package of $700 per concert cycle.
E-mail applications, with PDF attachments/support documentation, should be addressed to Steven Schmidt, General Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copy applications are also welcome in care of:
City of Rochester Music Department/Riverside Concerts
Steven Schmidt, General Manager
201 4th St. SE, Suite 170
Rochester, MN 55904-3778
The application deadline is October 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm.
The Rochester Concert Band, is open by competitive audition only. The mission of this ensemble is to preserve, advance and foster in the community an appreciation of, and promote as a professional artistic endeavor, the art of concert band music. This ensemble maintains a level of artistic excellence that is consistent with Riverside Concerts' mission and within the limits of the funds available for that purpose.
The Rochester Concert Choir's mission is to preserve, advance and foster in the community an appreciation of, and promote as a professional artistic endeavor, the art of choral singing. This ensemble maintains a level of artistic excellence that is consistent with Riverside Concert's mission and within the limits of the funds available for that purpose.