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Conductor – Oak Ridge Community Band and Wind Ensemble, Oak Ridge, TN.

The Oak Ridge Community Band and Wind Ensemble (ORCB/WE) has been in existence nearly as long as the City of Oak Ridge giving its first concert on July 4, 1944, and is presently in its 74th year making it one of the oldest organizations in the City of Oak Ridge. It presents four outdoor and six indoor concerts each year. It is dedicated to excellence in symphonic band performance and to providing great band music to the people of Oak Ridge, Tennessee and the surrounding area.

Organization Type – Volunteer Performing Arts   501(c) 3 nonprofit.


Application Deadline – July 6, 2018.

Compensation – Based on experience.

Position Summary – To provide vision and artistic leadership necessary for the ORCB/WE to reach its full potential.


 Attributes of Note

Possess the ability to motivate, educate and mentor to extract the best efforts of the ensemble while being patient and persistent.

Must have experience in preparing advanced band literature.

Possess a proven ability to produce quality performances.

Possess an effective, well organized rehearsal technique with attention to technical details,          interpretation, ensemble balance, color and intonation.


Key Responsibilities

Conduct four outdoor and six indoor concerts throughout the year, providing high quality band music experiences to the people of Oak Ridge and the surrounding area.

Develop and produce programming of significance to the ensemble and community.

Lead rehearsals and performances.

Advocacy for the ORCB/WE in the community.

Attend the Board of Directors Meetings and operate within the budget of the organization.




Masters degree in Instrumental Music Education preferred.

At least 5 years Conducting and Programming experience.

Local to the Greater Oak Ridge/Knoxville, TN area.


Application Process

Applications may be submitted by email.

Send to:

Lanny Huddleston

225 Iroquois Road

Oak Ridge, TN 37830


Please submit the following items:

  1. A cover letter.
  2. Your resume
  3. 3 examples of Programs from performances that you have produced and conducted over the past 5 years.
  4. Video recordings depicting performance with a live ensemble. As this is a conducting position, video of the applicant is strongly suggested.

Applicants will be reviewed by our selection committee. Applicants selected will be invited to conduct one or more ORCB/WE rehearsals and perform that selection in one of our outdoor concerts as part of the final interview and selection process.

Final Applicants will be interviewed by the Selection committee and Board of Directors