Percussion Ensemble Coach | Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

CYSO Percussion Ensemble Coach

 

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) announces an immediate opening for a Percussion Ensemble Coach working with our Symphony Orchestra (SO) & Philharmonic Orchestra (PO) percussionists. SO & PO are comprised of primarily high school aged student musicians at the advanced level.

 

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Chamber music coaching
  • Repertoire programming
  • Communication with the Director of Chamber Music regarding concert repertoire
  • Communication with the Director of Operations about:
  • Student progress
  • Attendance
  • Instrument needs
  • Additional performance opportunities
  • Attendance at student performances and occasional meetings

 

The position involves twenty-four rehearsal coachings taking place on Sundays from 12:00 – 2:00 & 3:00 – 5:00 PM early-September through mid-April and attendance at the group’s Chamberpalooza performances which occur at the end of the Fall Semester in December and Spring Semester in April. The percussion Ensemble coach may also be asked to judge seating auditions and coach sectionals, which will be contracted and paid separately from this position.

Requirements
Skills & Qualifications: 

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelors Degree in Music required, Masters preferred

Performing experience

Teaching experience or equivalent experience working with youth

Must have ability to communicate easily and effectively with youth, families, and CYSO administration

Excellent interpersonal skills

Ability to create a supportive learning environment

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelors Degree in Music required, Masters preferred

Performing experience

Teaching experience or equivalent experience working with youth

Must have ability to communicate easily and effectively with youth, families, and CYSO administration

Excellent interpersonal skills

Ability to create a supportive learning environment

To Apply: 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please send a cover letter, résumé, and list of three references to:

Madalyne Tregellas Maxwell, Director of Operations

mmaxwell@cyso.org

No phone calls please.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Applications will be paper-screened and those exhibiting superior qualifications will be invited to an in person interview.

 

START DATE

Sunday, September 9, 2018

 

COMPENSATION

Amount commensurate based upon experience. Monthly payment in 8 installments from September – April.

START DATE

Sunday, September 9, 2018

 

COMPENSATION

Amount commensurate based upon experience. Monthly payment in 8 installments from September – April.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please send a cover letter, résumé, and list of three references to:

Madalyne Tregellas Maxwell, Director of Operations

mmaxwell@cyso.org

No phone calls please.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Applications will be paper-screened and those exhibiting superior qualifications will be invited to an in person interview.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Madalyne Maxwell
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone Number: 
3129392207