CYSO Percussion Ensemble Coach
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) announces an immediate opening for a Percussion Ensemble Coach working with our Symphony Orchestra (SO) & Philharmonic Orchestra (PO) percussionists. SO & PO are comprised of primarily high school aged student musicians at the advanced level.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Chamber music coaching
- Repertoire programming
- Communication with the Director of Chamber Music regarding concert repertoire
- Communication with the Director of Operations about:
- Student progress
- Instrument needs
- Additional performance opportunities
- Attendance at student performances and occasional meetings
The position involves twenty-four rehearsal coachings taking place on Sundays from 12:00 – 2:00 & 3:00 – 5:00 PM early-September through mid-April and attendance at the group’s Chamberpalooza performances which occur at the end of the Fall Semester in December and Spring Semester in April. The percussion Ensemble coach may also be asked to judge seating auditions and coach sectionals, which will be contracted and paid separately from this position.