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Elementary Low Brass Coach | Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

CYSO @ Moos Elementary Low Brass Sectional Coach

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) announces an immediate opening for a Low Brass Sectional Coach to work with the CYSO @ CPS program at Moos Elementary.

Now in its fourth year, the CYSO @ Moos Band Sectional Program provides middle school-aged student musicians with an opportunity to focus on instrument-specific skills in a small group setting. The program includes bi-weekly (every other week) pull-out sectionals for grade flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, and low
brass students. The Low Brass Sectional Coach will provide instruction in instrument-specific technique, intonation, rhythm, tone quality, and musical interpretation to 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade trombone, euphonium, and tuba students. The coach will work closely with CYSO’s Community Engagement Coordinator and Moos Elementary’s full-time music teacher and consult with both regarding student progress. The coach must be an expert in low brass technique and must effectively share that expertise with beginning musicians. The Low Brass Sectional Coach is expected to be present at all regularly scheduled sectionals. The CYSO @ Moos sectional program meets during the school day from October through May. There are approximately 17 weeks of programming held every other week throughout the 38-wk school year.

● Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education or equivalent experience required
● Band or orchestra training and performance experience required
● Related teaching and coaching experiences required
● Must have the ability to communicate easily and effectively with youth and families; excellent interpersonal skills; and ability to create a supportive learning environment
● Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
● Must be willing to complete CPS background check

October 2021
$51/hour taught

Please send a cover letter, résumé, and list of three references to Karen Mari, Community & Family Engagement Coordinator, at No phone calls, please.

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras’ dedication to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) is inseparable from our commitment to musical excellence. We value the unique role and contribution of every member of our team and recognize the importance of a staff that reflects the experience and background of our students in order to equip them to excel as the next generation of leaders. CYSO staff regularly participate in antiracism, anti-bias, and other EDI training and actively seek candidates for all artistic and administrative roles who are equipped and committed to furthering this work.

CYSO is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago, Humboldt Park/Logan Square