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CVYS Music Director Opening

The Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony (CVYS) in Eau Claire, Wisconsin has an immediate opening for Music Director. This one year position is for the 2022-2023 schoolyear, with the possibility of additional years upon the completion of successful annual reviews. If interested, please email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Thank you!


The CVYS Music Director is an independent contractor position responsible for the overall musical performance and promotion of the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony. Responsibilities include the selection of section coaches. Other position requirements:


(1.) Beginning season responsibilities such as select music and concert program, plan rehearsal and concert season master calendar, work with the Executive Director regarding the upcoming season, and conduct auditions.


(2.) In season obligations such as prepare for and attend weekly rehearsals, dress rehearsals and concerts, oversee section coaches, and attend CVYS fundraisers.


(3.) End of season requirements such as prepare for the final concert and debrief the CVYS Board regarding the season.


(4.) General responsibilities such as collaborate with the Executive Director to plan and attend both the annual CVYS Concerto Competition and an annual outing to enrich CVYS musicians, make public appearances on behalf of CVYS as approved by the CVYS Board, provide outreach and recruitment opportunities for youth musicians, collaborate with other musicians, school music directors, music groups and dance companies to promote CVYS, attend board meetings and communicate with board members regularly in a prompt, professional manner.


The position runs from August 2022 through May 2023. The number of hours per week fluctuates depending on the responsibilities of a particular calendar month—pre, during or post season. Work hours per week will average 10 hours per week.


Position will be advertised until filled. Position to begin August 1, 2022.