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Job Number:  41663
Musical Director/Conductor
Job Posted: Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 1 March 2018
(80 days ago)
Pickering Community Concert Band
Region: York / Durham area Type: Part time
Location: Pickering Salary: (not entered)

The Pickering Community Concert Band is currently seeking expressions of interest for the position of Conductor/Musical Director.  The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, knowledgeable in concert band repertoire and is expected to create a solid and friendly rapport with the musicians. They must also have previous conducting experience/training and be able to work in collaboration with the Band Executive and Section Leaders. This position is awarded a monthly honorarium.  This posting is for a 2-year renewable contract.


About Us

The Pickering Community Concert Band was founded in 1990 to provide members of the community with meaningful opportunities to continue making music for life.  Its membership consists of over 45 amateur and semi-professional musicians who perform a variety of musical styles in concerts throughout the Durham Region and beyond.


The group provides a forum for local musicians to express and develop their musical interests, while also promoting the educational, musical and cultural values of concert bands and concert band music. The purpose of the band is to advance the public’s appreciation of the arts by providing high-quality public performances of concert band music.  Its members believe in the importance of future generations of local musicians and in giving back to the community.



The Musical Director must be enthusiastic, knowledgeable in Concert Band repertoire and is expected to create a solid and friendly rapport with the musicians. He / She must work in collaboration with the Band Executive and Section Leaders. This is a volunteer position that is awarded an annual honorarium.


Qualifications: The preferred candidate would have:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in music or equivalent training and experience;
  • Extensive knowledge of concert band music;
  • Prior experience as a concert band conductor;
  • The ability to encourage and motivate members to achieve their musical potential, both individually and collectively;
  • The ability to organize and meet deadlines;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • A willingness to work closely with Band Executive Committee and Band members;
  • An active leadership role within the Band and function as an ambassador to the community;
  • Availability for evening rehearsals, normally on Tuesdays, with flexibility for concerts and special events at other times;
  • The ability to create a collegial rapport with band members, while keeping experienced players interested and giving guidance and confidence to less experienced players;
  • A willingness to attend and participate in meetings of the Executive Committee


Musical Duties: The musical director must:

  • Conduct rehearsals and performances effectively;
  • Select music from band library and select music for purchase based on the annual budget.
  • Create concert themes and repertoire lists for concert programs;
  • Create repertoire lists for each season;
  • Work closely with the band librarian to ensure timely music distribution to members;
  • Convey concert repertoire to musicians well in advance of concerts;
  • Plan rehearsals to ensure concert readiness


Application submission:

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume, no later than March 1, 2018 by email to:

Selection process:

  • Selected applicants will be invited to attend an interview with members of the Executive Committee.
  • Final applicants will be invited to conduct an audition rehearsal with members of the Pickering Community Concert Band



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Contact Details:
Leslie Noble

www:   www.pccb.ca

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