Conductor Position Announcement

The Sedalia Symphony Society Board of Directors is currently accepting applications for the position of Conductor/Music Director.  This is the first time in its 83 year history that the Symphony has actively searched for a conductor. The person selected will be only the fourth conductor to lead the orchestra.  As the Symphony prepares for its 84th season, the orchestra members and Board look forward to working with an individual who shares their vision for carrying forward the tradition of high quality performances that the Sedalia community has come to expect and enjoy.

Applications are due to the Search Committee by June 1, 2018 and the position becomes official on August 1, 2018.

Please submit application packets to:

Sedalia Symphony Search Committee
P.O. Box 1833
Sedalia, MO  65302-1833

Questions regarding the application process may be directed to 660-620-4079.

Thank you for your interest in the Sedalia Symphony.

Search Committee

The Sedalia Symphony Orchestra is accepting applications for the position of Conductor/Music Director, to be appointed in time for the 2018-2019 concert season.

The Position

The conductor/music director of the Sedalia Symphony serves in conjunction with the Board of Directors of the Sedalia Symphony Society.  The conductor is responsible for all performances of the Orchestra. The concert season includes three programs which offer masterworks as well as Broadway and popular literature.  These concerts each feature a “guest” artist as well as the orchestra’s offerings. The conductor will also program a Christmas pops concert as well as rehearsing the ensemble for the annual production of Handel’s Messiah.  There are various activities sponsored by the Symphony Society that promote and involve the conductor working with area string students and instructors. A complete schedule of annual events that are customary and expected of the conductor is available upon request.

The conductor serves as artistic director of the Symphony, recruits and supervises personnel as needed, holds weekly rehearsals, acquires and selects literature, develops programs, works with guest artists, helps with publicity and reports to the board at monthly meetings.


The candidate will possess exceptional musicianship and conducting skills.  The candidate will also possess the ability to work with a wide range of musical skills; have knowledge of a broad range of masterworks and popular literature; exhibit strong communication and leadership skills; show a passion for making symphonic music relevant and exciting for audiences; and possess performance level skills on an instrument.  


The Orchestra members are volunteers.  The conductor receives a stipend per concert.


Applications must include:

  1. Personal letter of interest
  2. Resume detailing education and experience including recent conducting positions
  3. Copies of programs conducted
  4. Three professional references
  5. If available, a video while conducting; this may be in electronic form

Application Deadline is June 1, 2018

Please submit applications to:

Sedalia Symphony Conductor Search
P.O. Box 1833
Sedalia, MO  65302-1833