Percussion Ensemble Director
The Percussion Ensemble Director is a critical member of the team leading BYSO’s top orchestras. Percussion Ensemble consists of all BYSO percussionists who were placed at the Philharmonia or Youth Symphony level after auditioning. The Ensemble provides percussion as needed for these two orchestras in addition to practicing and performing in the ensemble, focusing on interesting and challenging percussion-only pieces. Past ensemble works performed include Cirone’s 4/4 for Four, Spears’s Polyphonies, and an arrangement of Rossini’s William Tell Overture.
The Percussion Ensemble director will lead rehearsals and performances in a supportive, engaging manner while still striving for the highest level of artistic excellence possible with the ensemble.
--Audition and place all percussionists who audition for BYSO
--Select repertoire for the Percussion Ensemble, suiting selections to match concert timing as decided by the Music Director as well as the skill level of the member musicians.
--Rehearse the ensemble on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm at a designated Bellevue School District school.
--Prepare the ensemble members for the music they will be rehearsing and performing with Philharmonia and the Youth Symphony Orchestra. These rehearsals occur 2 to 3 times per quarter.
--Cartage of percussion instruments from the BYSO storage unit to the designated performance venue, in cooperation with production staff and volunteers.
--Collaborate with other members of the BYSO music and administrative staff to ensure successful concerts and other events, honoring the values and mission of BYSO.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
? Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in percussion performance or music education.
Experience teaching and coaching percussion students.
Ability to organize and prioritize work.
Ability to work independently
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Driver’s license, ability to move awkward and heavy percussion equipment.
Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Application Procedure/Contact Information
Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 20.
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