Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) announces an immediate opening for a Band Director at National Teachers Academy. The Band Director will provide predominantly 5th – 7th grade beginner and intermediate level student musicians with their first exposure to instrumental instruction on woodwind and brass instruments. The year, August – May, includes a recruitment period, weekly afternoon rehearsals and in-school performances.
The Band Director will work directly with the students National Teachers Academy providing instruction in instrumental technique, intonation, rhythm, tone quality, and reading music for woodwind and brass players. The Band Director will consult with National Teaches Academy Music Teacher on all logistical items including rehearsal space, rehearsal time, in- school performance space and any items related to the instrument maintenance and class materials.
The Band Director must have an intimate knowledge of and skills in all woodwind, and brass instruments, and demonstrate an ability to work with students with varying musical abilities. The Band Director is expected to be present at all rehearsals, and scheduled performances throughout the year.