Advertised Position: Concertmaster

25 May 2016, Posted by Deanna Guttman in Careers

The Peterborough Symphony Orchestra is seeking a Concertmaster to join our team!

The Concertmaster will work together with the Music Director, professional principal string players, and a combination of dedicated volunteer musicians to put on 5 high quality concerts a year at the 640 seat Showplace Performance Centre. Additional projects may include educational programming, summer concerts, and chamber music. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to join us for an entire concert rehearsal and performance cycle as part of our 50th anniversary season.

The ideal candidate will have a high-level or artistic leadership and facility on their instrument to support the preparation, rehearsal and performance of each concert. The concertmaster will be an artistic leader in the organization by working collaboratively with the other string principals and the Music Director inspiring musicians to reach new heights.

This paid position is competitive with Orchestras in our budget category and can be negotiated with the successful candidate. A contract with the PSO is a minimum of 42 services per season with the possibility for additional services as new projects arise. Interested musicians are invited to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 3 references. Applications will be accepted by email only and should be one PDF document to a maximum of 6 pages. The closing date for applications is July 15th 2016 at 5:00pm EDT. Late submissions will not be accepted. Please address questions and your application to:

Deanna Guttman, Executive Director
deanna [at] thepso.org

The Peterborough Symphony Orchestra (PSO) champions the cause of orchestral and classical music in Peterborough and surrounding areas. We envision a community united by a love of orchestral music from many eras and genres and pursue this vision through concerts, youth outreach, and partnership with other local organizations.

After 50 years, the PSO is well-established community-based orchestra committed to a high standard of musicianship. The orchestra’s budget ranges from $250,000 to $270,000 annually. The Greater Peterborough Area is a unique community known for its exceptional quality of life and beautiful setting in the Kawarthas. Peterborough has a vibrant downtown and a thriving arts and culture scene which includes music and film festivals, theatre, galleries, and a strong indie music scene. Just one hour north east the GTA, with a population of approximately 135,000 the Greater Peterborough Area is the regional hub for East Central Ontario.