Bay Colony Brass

PO Box 76
Watertown, MA 02472

Date Posted:
February 22, 2023

Eastern Massachusetts



Music Director


We are seeking a music director who has a musical vision for the ensemble and the skills and experience to achieve the highest performance level possible from the group. We hope to select our new director in the spring of 2023, with a start date in early September. This position will be compensated with a per-cycle stipend commensurate with experience level.

The Music Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the fulfillment of the ensemble’s artistic potential. Specifically, the Music Director is responsible for programming and artistic production, and for the selection, development, and composition of the ensemble, subject to any relevant policies established by the Board of Directors. As artistic leader, the Music Director should build and sustain the ensemble’s visibility and involvement in the community, and is expected to work closely with group members and the Board in carrying out these responsibilities.


The successful candidate will have:

• Experience in developing imaginative programming, using diverse repertoire, and exploring a variety of directions in music-making;

• Ability to commit to an early September through early May weekly rehearsal schedule with a minimum of four full ensemble performances annually, all in greater Boston;

• Musical and personal leadership skills, including ability to motivate and elicit the best efforts of musicians learning challenging and unfamiliar repertoire;

• Deep understanding of the legacy, repertoire, opportunities, and challenges of musical performance on brass instruments;

• Ability to inspire and communicate musically and orally with audiences both on and off the stage;

• Appreciation for the non-profit status of the organization and willingness to operate within budgetary limits;

• Willingness to represent the ensemble in the life of the community, support fundraising, and participate in the promotional endeavors of Bay Colony Brass.

How To Apply:

Please submit confidential applications by email Each application should include the following attachments in pdf format:

• Letter of interest, including the applicant’s mailing address, email and phone number

• Artistic resume, including educational training — schools and degrees

• Sample programs programmed and conducted by the applicant

• Links to unedited audio or video recordings of rehearsals and performances or CDs conducted by the applicant, and/or dates and locations when Bay Colony Brass members could observe a rehearsal or performance.

Finalists will be scheduled to conduct a rehearsal during the Spring 2023 cycle and will be asked to provide three references.

Apply by:
March 31, 2023
$2,400 /
About this Organization:
Bay Colony Brass is one of the few large brass ensembles (or brass choirs) of its kind in the United States. Composed of twenty players, the group performs a broad range of repertoire spanning five centuries of brass and orchestral music, vocal music, Broadway shows, and even the occasional pop song. We play three sets of concerts a year plus two Christmas programs at various sites in the Boston area. Bay Colony Brass is a volunteer organization and registered 501c3 nonprofit in Massachusetts.