Music Director Search

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra Association is in the beginning stages of a 3-year process to find it’s next Music Director. After an overwhelming response from nearly 200 applicants, we have formed a committee of Board Members, staff, orchestra musicians and community members that will narrow down the field to five finalists. Our finalists will audition/conduct during the 2020-21 season to showcase their skill, personality and musical taste with the position starting in the 2021-22 Season. The MSOA looks forward to introducing the finalists to our audience and community.

The ideal candidate will be an outstanding musician with the skills and experience necessary to conduct a professional orchestra.  They will have experience and enthusiasm with a broad repertoire to program concerts and will embrace and carry out a comprehensive artistic vision for the MSOA.  They will have the ability to inspire players to reach the highest level of musicianship, possess an acute ear, a practical understanding of all orchestral instruments and effective rehearsal technique.  They will have a passion for enriching lives through music including a commitment to community engagement and music education and the ability to communicate this passion. They will have the ability to collaborate with staff and Board to achieve the goals and objectives of the MSOA.