The Augusta Symphony seeks a talented, aspiring conductor to work closely with the Music Director and any guest conductors. Assistant Conductor will serve as cover conductor for all classical and pops performances and may conduct educational or family concerts as assigned.
Assistant Conductor shall receive per-service compensation as well as mentorship and tutelage through Music Director. This is a one-year position with the possibility of a one-year extension. Candidates must be eligible for employment in the United States.
Be present at and fully prepared to conduct rehearsals and concerts, in case of main conductor’s absence
Conduct off-stage music as required. May be assigned to conduct in educational and/or family concert
Assist with multimedia performances, recordings and streaming projects
Assist with programming (including Pops) if necessary
Be present and involved in Augusta Symphony’s fundraisers and social events
Two to four years of professional or collegiate conducting experience
Broad knowledge of the orchestral repertoire
Knowledge of the Pops repertoire and willingness to research and learn
Current Masters or DMA (preferred) students in orchestral conducting welcome
Videos: Include links to three videos (5-10 minutes each) of the candidate conducting an orchestra or ensemble, shot from the orchestra’s perspective. Videos should include a variety of repertoire.
Select candidates may be asked to interview in person in Augusta, GA.
Deadline to apply : August 15, 2021
About Augusta Symphony, Inc.
Now in its sixty-seventh season, the Augusta Symphony is the primary professional orchestra for the 550,000 residents of the Central Savannah River Area and pursues its mission “to share the joy of great musical performance with our community – together we are music” through annual symphonic, Pops, and chamber concerts that reach approximately 20,000 people each year. Via its Community Chords outreach programs, the Augusta Symphony further strives to foster broad accessibility to live classical music performance and a lifelong appreciation of the art form among people of all ages, backgrounds, and means. The Symphony’s outreach programs currently serve approximately 27,000 youth and adults in communities within a seventy-five mile radius of Augusta.