Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra seeks Music Director & Conductor

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) dba Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra (BSO)
seeks Music Director & Conductor
Applications will be considered until August 31, 2017 or until the position is filled

Bainbridge Performing Arts dba Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra is presently seeking a Music Director & Conductor. The successful candidate for this part time contract position will lead a thriving volunteer community orchestra and report to the BPA Executive Director. Generally, the BSO concerts and rehearsals are held at BPA on Bainbridge Island, with some exceptions. Traditionally, there are four concert sets per concert season. A concert season is usually between September 1st and June 30th. A concert set is usually two concerts on a weekend, Saturday night and Sunday matinee.

The Music Director will strengthen the voluntary culture of the BSO by working with the BSO Committee, direct service volunteers, BPA Board and Staff, and other volunteer committees on special projects designed to assist the BSO. The Music Director is responsible for developing the program for each concert set with approval of the BSO Committee. Programming will be consistent with the skills and interests of the BSO members. It will take into account the musical interests of the community at large and work to stimulate interest in classical music on Bainbridge Island.

For a complete job description outlining the duties and responsibilities of the Music Director & Conductor, visit To apply for the position, please email or mail the following materials to Dominique Cantwell ( at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110: 1) Cover letter that addresses your interest in a community, volunteer-based orchestra; 2) Resume; 3) DVD or Web link that demonstrates your conducting style/experience. Applications will be considered until August 31, 2017 or until the position is filled. Candidates may be invited to join us for an interview and finalists may be invited to conduct a concert this season prior to final selection.

Music has always been at the heart of the BPA mission, and the organization’s commitment stands undiminished to this day. It has the backing of a well-organized Board and a thriving institution. It takes a lively community of volunteer musicians and listeners to make such a commitment sustainable, and BPA thanks the BSO musicians and audience members for their part in keeping the classical music program lively and growing.

BPA is a 501 (c)(3) organization and non-equity performance center whose team of theatre professionals works with volunteer orchestra and cast members from Bainbridge, Kitsap, Seattle, and beyond to produce professional-quality, vigorously-supported, and enthusiastically-attended shows in our 245-seat facility. We produce four BSO concerts each season, plus six Mainstage shows a year, including a summer Shakespeare production at nearby Bloedel Reserve. BPA also houses The EDGE Improv and BPA Theatre School for children, teenagers, and adults.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to BSO sponsors Carly’s Rolling Bay Café and Wicklund Dental. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

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