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Artistic Director / Conductor Job Posting

The Temple Symphony Orchestra (Temple, Texas) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced candidate for the position of Artistic Director and Conductor. This search begins as the founding Artistic Director and Conductor for twenty-eight years retires at the end of the 2021-2022 season. The ideal candidate is expected to be an active and visible member of the local arts community.

The Temple Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to entertain, to educate, and to enrich the cultural life of Central Texas. Our mission is supported by providing a broad repertoire of live music performances of the highest artistic standards to a wide and diverse audience and by educating students and adults about our rich musical traditions.

Under the leadership of Thomas Fairlie, founding Artistic Director and Conductor, the Temple Symphony Orchestra is in its 28th season. The TSO is composed of professional musicians from throughout the Central Texas area. The TSO is dedicated to making the orchestral experience accessible and appealing to everyone and is committed to providing the community with quality musical programming featuring local as well as national and international artists performing classical music, pops, and jazz.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide artistic leadership for the organization
  • Planning a minimum of four concert cycles per season (repertoire, budget, rehearsal dates, etc.)
  • Orchestra promotion throughout the community
  • Chairs Audition Committee through annual auditions
  • Guides Player Committee through annual evaluation of musicians
  • Work in partnership with the TSO Executive Director
  • Work closely with the board of directors to continue to develop the vision of the organization
  • Develop relationships with local community members for the purpose of promotion and fundraising for the orchestra

Salary commensurate with experience.

Candidates should express their interest via this email: [email protected]

Upon receipt of the email the application process and requirements will be forwarded.

Dear Friends,

We are excited to be back and in person for our 28th season! While we are very proud that we were able to offer music to the community through our streaming online concerts last season, we feel that presenting music in person brings even more to both the community and the Symphony.

We have six concerts planned for this season in several different locations including the CAC, Temple High School, Mary Hardin Baylor, and, of course, our home at Temple College. It’s an exciting time for all of us and we are looking forward to working with some new partners to bring these concerts to the community.

I want to personally thank the Symphony and Staff, the Board Members, our partners, and, of course, you, our supporters. The hard work and dedication that went into last season’s virtual performances and preparing for this season is amazing and I’m proud that so much has been accomplished. Thank you all.

Finally, we remain so grateful for the financial support of our friends in the communities of central Texas.  We remain committed to providing high-quality, classical music events that are both educational and enjoyable.  We are looking forward to a wonderful season and we hope to see you soon at our performances this year!

If you are not currently on our mailing list, I invite you to access the mailing list link under the Contact tab at the top or bottom of this page and enter your information so we can keep you up to date on these or other special events as they are scheduled.

Buford Craig,
Board President

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The Temple Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to entertain, to educate, and to enrich the cultural life of Central Texas. Our mission is supported by providing a broad repertoire of live music performances of the highest artistic standards to a wide and diverse audience and by educating students and adults about our rich musical traditions.

Under the leadership of Thomas Fairlie, founding Musical Director/Conductor, the Temple Symphony Orchestra is embarking on our 28th season. The TSO is composed of professional musicians from throughout the Central Texas area. The TSO is dedicated to making the orchestral experience accessible and appealing to everyone and is committed to providing the community with quality musical programming featuring local as well as national and international artists performing classical music, pops, and jazz.