Announcing the position of:
Music Director, WVSO
The Music Director reports directly to the Executive Committee of the Board and is responsible for the fulfillment of the orchestra’s artistic product and its image in the community. In collaboration with the board and staff, s/he is responsible for the repertoire, programming, and artistic production, and has primary authority for the selection, development, and replacement of musicians, in accordance with the musicians’ union contract and the fiscal parameters as set forth by the Board. As the orchestra’s artistic leader, s/he must build and sustain the orchestra’s visibility in the community. The Music Director is expected to work closely with the President, Board Chair, Board committees, and staff in carrying out these responsibilities and to participate actively in the orchestra’s fundraising activities.
Candidates must possess exceptional musicianship and conducting skills; significant professional conducting experience, including work with professional musicians and knowledge of a broad range of repertoire. Ideal candidates will also demonstrate strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills; enthusiasm for and experience with music education and community engagement; vision, passion, and ability to make symphonic music relevant and exciting for existing and new audiences. Candidates should be prepared to commit to engaging with the West Virginia community.
This position will commence with the 2017-2018 season. As part of the search process, WVSO plans to invite candidates as guest conductors for the 2016-2017 season.
in collaboration with the
WVU College of Creative Arts and School of Music
FROM THE NEW WORLD |Nov 13
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS |Dec 4
BRAHMS REQUIEM |Mar 4
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre – 7:30 pm
WVU Creative Arts Center
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The WVSO will be expanding its state-‐‑wide reach with a new home in Morgantown in the 2015-2016 season. A three-concert series will take place in the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre, in addition to a free to the public lecture series with Maestro Grant Cooper and a guest scholar for each of the symphonic concerts. Where Music Meets the Humanities lecture will delve deeper into the history, theory, and philosophy of the music being performed by the WVSO.
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