Conductor Needed – Vienna Community Band (Vienna, VA)

Posted on 02.03.2022 by Darden

Position Open: Band Music Director

Job Description: Select music for a community band and conduct rehearsals and concerts.

Candidate should:

  • Use various instructional techniques to develop high quality music performance and select a musical repertoire appropriate for skill levels of band members.
  • Give due emphasis to the improvement of the musical quality of Vienna Community Band concerts, including selecting music pieces for concerts that generate audience appeal and appreciation for the Vienna Community Band.
  • Possess good organizational ability and skill in interpersonal relations with band members.
  • Submit budget needs to board/treasurer in accordance with established timelines and guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with board members and attend board meetings as scheduled.

Desired qualifications: Candidates are desired to have a degree in music or music education. Prior conducting experience working with a community band is also desirable.

Start Date: The selected candidate will join the band’s 2022-2023 season, which starts rehearsal on 9/11/22.

Compensation: A semiannual stipend based on the candidate’s experience is available.

Rehearsal Schedule: Sundays from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Vienna Community Center (September-July). Current requirements state all members should be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Background: The Vienna Community Band is a non-profit organization that has been serving the Vienna community since 1975 by participation in Town events as well as separate concerts. Currently, this is an organization of approximately 40 musicians with 9 concerts scheduled per year. Specific concerts for the current season can be reviewed on our website http://www.viennacommunityband.org.

The Vienna Community Band has an Associate Band Director who is available to cover rehearsals and concerts as coordinated by the Band Director.

Selection Process: 2-3 candidates will be selected (during the month of April/May) to be interviewed and to rehearse 3 music pieces each with the Vienna Community Band. The selected candidate will be notified by July to start at the beginning of the new season.

Application Process: Send a current resume with references by COB (midnight EDT) April 1, 2022 to: president@viennaband.us [Note: Qualified candidates may be selected and interviewed prior to the deadline at the band’s discretion] Request for Additional information: Send an email to president@viennaband.us