June 30, 2017
The Milton Concert Band is looking for an experienced and dedicated Music Director. The role includes preparing for and leading the band at rehearsals every Thursday evening from 7:30 to 10:00 pm and conducting performances several times a year. The music season runs from September to the end of July. The Music Director is also responsible for making decisions on music repertoire, programming, musical instruction and furthering the growth and presentation of the band.
There are about 40 band members of varying ages and musical abilities. The band is now in its 11th year and has become an integral part of the community performing two or three ticketed concerts each year and four free summer concerts in the park in July.
~ good rehearsal space on one floor
~ sectional rooms available
~ premier ticketed performance space at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton (formerly Milton Center for the Arts)
~ time off at Christmas, March break and the month of August
~ This is a paid position; remuneration is in keeping with other area community bands and the experience of the applicant. Details to be discussed during a telephone interview prior to Audition Rehearsals.
Music Director/Conductor Qualifications and Skills:
~ training and experience conducting community bands or similar musical groups
~ demonstrated ability in working with adults to improve their musical skills
~ able to challenge and work with musicians with a range of musical abilities
~ comfortable running rehearsals, sectionals and selecting appropriate repertoire
~ willing to be creative with the approach to program planning
~ able to rehearse and plan for several concerts per year
~ able to address tuning/playing issues with all instruments
~ demonstrated leadership skills
~ able to advance the quality of the band’s performances
~ ability to work under the direction and guidance of a volunteer Board of directors
Additional Information for Applicants
~ applications accepted during the month of July
~ review and telephone interview process conducted in August
~ successful applicants will be invited to an audition rehearsal(s) beginning in September, 2017
~ Final voting to be done by the band as a whole
~goal is to award the position by the end of the year, possibly in time for our Christmas 2017 concert.
Please submit your questions, resumé or letter of application to:
Milton Concert Band
cell 416 722 9335