Conductor Search

Our current Music Director has announced that this will be his last season after 22 years of dedicated service to the PSO. The PSO Board of Directors is therefore inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position, available beginning in the 2024–2025 season or possibly earlier.

The Music Director reports directly to the Board and is responsible for the fulfillment of the orchestra’s artistic potential and is responsible for the repertoire, programming and artistic production, and for auditioning new musicians.

The ideal candidate will possess exceptional musicianship and conducting skills; significant conducting experience, including work with professional musicians and amateurs of high standard; knowledge of a broad range of repertoire; strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills; vision, passion, and ability to make symphonic music relevant and exciting for existing and new audiences. Previous or current music directorship or comparable experience is preferred.

Deadline: Monday, June 19th 2023 (close of business)

Please submit the following in an email to conductorapp@penfieldsymphony.org, with subject line PSO MUSIC DIRECTOR POSITION:

  • One-page letter of interest (pdf).
  • Resume (pdf).
  • No more than two letters of recommendation (pdf).
  • Video links to no more than 30-minutes of conducting footage.
    • Preference is for recent concert or rehearsal footage, from orchestra point of view, in a variety of conducting styles demonstrating different styles, tempi, historical periods, and repertoire.

YouTube or Vimeo links only please. If protected, please provide a password.

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We are planning these dates for our concerts this season so mark your calendar.

Feb 13, 2023
May 15, 2023

Tickets for each concert will go on sale on a rolling basis – right after the previous concert.
Keep checking the website for ticket and concert details.

We don’t anticipate any auditorium capacity limitations this season and expect that everyone who wants to attend will be able to get a ticket, but we will keep the website up-to-date with the latest information.

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