Concord Orchestra Music Director Search Timeline

Fall 2020 – Winter 2021: Internal Preparation

Assembled committee, communicated with other orchestras, developed our requirements, created a process, and ran a musician survey for the membership. Used all this to write a job description.

Mid-February 2021: Job Posting

Posted job opening and reached out to Boston area music community.

Mid-February – March 2021: Accept Applications

Accepted and processed applications. Conducting talent and level of interest was very encouraging for us.

April – June 2021:  Evaluation and Selection

Sought professional help to ensure the evaluation process and auditions would run smoothly. Engaged Henry Fogel (former CEO American Symphony Orchestra League, former Executive Director Chicago Symphony) to assist throughout the search.

  • Intense committee work: read application materials, viewed conducting videos, and held interviews
  • Completed three rounds of evaluation to select finalists

June 26, 2021:  Selected Seven Finalists

July 2021:  Finalists as Guest Conductors

Invite finalists as guest conductors for both the 2021 – 2022 season and Fall 2022.

  • September 2021 – May 2022: Season of music director candidates
  • September 2022 – December 2022: Fall 2022 concerts with music director candidates