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Assistant Conductor

Description: The Assistant Conductor shall receive a per-service compensation at Principal Scale, as well as mentorship and tutelage from the Music Director. Candidates must be eligible for employment in the USA.

Reports To: Music Director on Artistic Matters and the Executive Director on Administrative Matters

  • Be present and fully prepared to conduct rehearsals & concerts, in case of Music Director or Guest Conductor absence
  • Conduct off-stage music as required
  • Conduct in family concert or educational settings
  • Assist with artistic matters such as balance and ensemble during rehearsals
  • Assist with multimedia performance, recording, video streaming, subtitles, etc.
  • Assist in programming (including Pops) if necessary
  • Be present and involved in YSO fundraisers and social events
  • Master’s Degree in Conducting
  • Broad knowledge of the Orchestral repertoire
  • Knowledge of Pops and Choral repertoire and the willingness to research and learn
  • Shall receive Per-Service Compensation at Principal Scale – Currently ($95.81)
Repertoire and Audition: By Invite ONLY on November 12th, 2022
  • Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings (First Movement – 1st Half
  • Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings (Second Movement – ALL)
  • Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings (Fourth Movement – 1st Half)


  • Each candidate is to prepare a 5-minute verbal presentation about Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings suitable for 3rd – 5th graders
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Deadline to apply: October 1, 2022
Invited applicants notified by: October 15, 2022
Live audition held in York, PA: November 12, 2022

No phone calls please

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    All applications will go to Mr. Anthony Wise, 
    Concert Operations and Personnel Manager, at awise@yorksymphony.org.