CWSO seeks youth symphony conductor
FOR THE GAZETTE
STEVENS POINT — The Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra’s (CWSO) Youth Symphony Program (CWYSOP) is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Philharmonia Conductor beginning in the 2023-24 season.
The position is a part-time, paid position consisting of hours as per the CWYSOP rehearsal and concert schedule. Candidates for the position should have a minimum of bachelor’s degree in Music Education and/or Music or equivalent; three to five years minimum teaching experience; be an experienced musician, conductor, and a teacher of young people who possesses the ability to inspire and motivate young musicians in an engaging and enjoyable atmosphere of learning.
Qualified candidates may access the Application Packet at Employment – Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra (cwso.org). For further information or questions regarding this process, please email [email protected]. To ensure consideration, completed application materials must be received by end of day, 11:59 p.m., on Monday, July 10. The position begins once a suitable replacement is found.
CWYSOP Music Director Steve Wucherer states, “The Philharmonia conductor is an essential part of our music education efforts and growth in the central Wisconsin community at large. I look forward to welcoming a fresh face and new energy to our CWYSOP professional staff.”
CWYSOP was founded in 2014 in partnership with UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education, UW-Stevens Point Music Department, Aber Suzuki Center, Heid Music, and regional music educators in central Wisconsin. Two full symphony orchestras comprised of students from Portage, Wood, Marathon, Waupaca, Waushara, Shawano, and Lincoln Counties rehearse Sunday afternoons during the academic year at the Noel Fine Arts Center on the UW-Stevens Point campus.
Students receive mentoring from top music education majors and faculty of the UW-Stevens Point Music Department and Aber Suzuki Center faculty.
The Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra consists of sixty-five professional musicians coming from the central Wisconsin region. The players hold an array of occupations; many are music educators, university professors, students, and full-time professional musicians. The regional orchestra is celebrating 75 years at the heart of the vibrant arts and cultural life of central Wisconsin. For more information regarding CWSO and CWYSOP, visit cwso.org.