WYSO is no longer accepting applications for the Music Director position. The search committee is reviewing all applications submitted prior to the deadline.

Music Director

The Music Director is the conductor of the Youth Orchestra and the artistic head of WYSO. As artistic leader, s/he is responsible for managing the development and execution of the artistic and educational activities in accordance with WYSO’s vision and mission while at all times maintaining a collaborative working relationship with the administrative staff. The Music Director exercises authority in all artistic matters according to the guidelines established by the Board of Directors, including program development, repertoire selection, auditions, rehearsals, and selection of players and guest artists. S/he works in close collaboration with the Board and Executive Director and serves as the lead artistic liaison with community groups and educational institutions. The MD must be a musician of the highest quality, possess a commanding ability to communicate through music, and be committed to educating young people through music. The Music Director is responsible for hiring, supervising and evaluating all artistic staff.

Music Director Position Description

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